This is a photograph of me on Christmas Day 1988, unwrapping the Nintendo Entertainment System. I’ve never been quite the same since. Good thing I was wearing my stone-washed jeans, because they hid the ever-growing pee stain.
You know, as we all spend the next few days celebrating with loved ones, sucking back egg nog and pretending not to be completely freaking miserable, we should all take a second to remember what it’s all about. A moment to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas; the reason we get together every year and share our happiness and unity with others.
As I’ve done every year for the past three years, I want to share with you the Greatest Christmas Blog Post In History, courtesy of Let’s Eat Paste. It’s become a tradition here, and I thank Mr. Paste in advance for allowing me to share it with my audience.
It reads as follows. You may want to dim the lights to enhance the mood:
A few years ago, my friend Jim sent me a Christmas card, and he had scribbled the following message inside. I talked to him a few months later, and he didn’t remember what he had written.
Remember: Whenever we say “Christmas,” Christ always comes first. And whenever we say “X-mas,” X comes first. Not many people know that Jesus Christ’s real name is “Jesus Little.” He changed His name to “Jesus X” to show that He was His own person and didn’t need the white man’s slave name… He was His own man. Which explains the meaning behind X-mas. It’s just short for “X-Man’s.” Because the X-Men had superpowers… just like Jesus.
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from the CDP. We will return after the holidays with the final post of the year. You’re not going to want to miss it.
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