Discussion in 'The Golden Era' started by LizzieMaine, Dec 24, 2016.
And from these "boys" wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
Meanwhile, far from the reach of the Boys....
(Art by Everett Patterson, 2014)
Notice all those ads say "Happy Holidays" or "Season's Greetings." Not one says "Merry Christmas." Godless atheistic socialists!
Did someone say "The Boys"?
Wow. I thought that was a recent PC thing. I've been saying Merry Christmas lately with an ever so slight pause on Christ-mas. Got a few looks but no one going off on me yet. lol.
Lizzie, remember, as your adds suggest, nothing says Marry Christmas like, emphysema, diabetes and liver failure!
You actually thought that was a new thing? The boys from marketing have never missed a turn!
Looks like the War on Christmas has been waged for longer than our current crop of warriors has drawn breath.
It's heartening to see that tobacco companies were concerned that their customers might suffer from something as severe as throat scratch or irritation.
All, bar the minis, very non PC.
The Boys From Marketing have been at it since at least the year 985, when Eric the Red convinced a bunch of suckers to go live on a barren ice covered wasteland by naming it "Greenland".
The secularization of Christmas has been going on for as long as it's been celebrated in the "western tradition," which tradition only really goes back to the middle of the 19th Century. It didn't become an official Federal holiday in the US until the 1870s.
And lest anyone think that the Victorians always celebrated with pious, churchly reverence, it was quite the trend to send humorous novelty Christmas cards which were just as irreverent as the ones you buy today:
Happy Holidays to all!
I wasn't aware until I looked closely at the card you posted
and how far back in time this went.
The Origin of "Xmas" - CRI/Voice
Happy holidays to all and may it be swift
when warm days return to you guys up North.
Merry Christmas, everyone!
"And what woman wouldn't be happy to wake up to a spanking new vacuum cleaner on Christmas morning? And perhaps a nice scouring powder for her birthday?"
- And he was never seen again . . .
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