Monday, December 26, 2011

Keeping the Box in Boxing Day

I am disgusted I tell you. Disgusted! It seems like every where I go, I'm hearing nothing but families planning on getting together to celebrate Christmas on Boxing Day! Apparently, December 25 just isn't enough anymore. Now we need to take the celebration of food, family, and ultimately the birth of Christ himself, and completely annex the 26th as well.
Why don't we remember to keep the Box in Boxing Day?
Sure, maybe values have changed, but aren't we clearly out of line when we feel we have the right to include and omit whatever we want on these ancient traditions? How would you feel if you were a flat screen tv, just sitting in the display window at Best Buy and all you see is people bypassing the stores to spend time with their families? You'd be heart broken! Ever since October you've been blasted with the message that the season is not about materialism and then when the big day finally comes, the masses bail on you once again.
So this is my shout out to all the shoppers maintaining the sacrament of the Day. Thank you for your devotion and for reminding us how foolish we are for thinking we can change the focus.
God bless us, everyone!

Jake Rivers

P.s. Wait, what then are the implications for Easter? These fluffy symbols of mass fertility are making me nervous...

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