No - that's not what Uncle Norm says after his fourth cup of egg nog. By the way, has anyone ever actually had egg nog (or met an "Uncle Norm" for that matter)? I see it on TV all the time, but have never even seen it at someone's home, let alone out at a party. Anyway, I prefer to change the name of this holiday every year just because it brings a little levity to what has become an inappropriate soapbox for many people.
I'll spare you all the song and dance, but a little soapboxery of my own is coming. In the yule tide spirit of awkward family run-ins I'll keep it brief: we could all stand to drink a little more great wine , a glass of very tasty wine , or, I don't know, maybe some... fantastic wine this season. In between all the ribbons and boxes and bows and stockings (and wine ), try and remember that Jesus (if you're even into that) would probably get stopped at the airport pretty regularly these days. Let's not take it all so seriously - a little compassion, generosity, and kindness never hurt anyone. Ask Charlie Brown.
So eat, drink, and be merry this year, but most of all, remember that Snooth is the best place to find better wines. They make great last minute gifts! Even if the gift bags are fairly atrocious.
Happy Holid— you know what? Merry Christmas.
- Reply by Mark Angelillo, Dec 25, 2007.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good party!