Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Reason for the Season, Deconstructed

"Mom, Hanukkah is better than Christmas."

"Why is that?"

"Because if you celebrate Hanukkah you get presents for eight days."

"Yes, but you usually get more than one gift also, you just get them all in one day."

"Okay, but I'm celebrating both."


One week later:

"Mom, Hanukkah is better than Christmas."

"Why is that?"

"Because Hanukkah is about freedom, and Christmas is just about Jesus' birthday, don't you think freedom is more important than a person's birthday?"

"Generally, yes I do. Some people also believe Jesus was the greatest teacher that ever lived."

"Yeah, the greatest teacher who ever lived...so far."


"By the way, Mom, what does Santa Claus have to do with Jesus' birthday anyway?"

"Frankly, I haven't a clue."

1 comment:

Sam said...

That's right. SO FAR. :)