Five Ways Celebrate Christmas Without Apology


Okay, America, with two weeks to go, it is time to compile the “TO DO” list of ways to celebrate Christmas without apology and without bowing to the people out there who want to “convert” us to a “religion” posing as a political system contrary to everything that is American.  I’m not talking about adding extra voltage to house for the laser light display or trying to pile presents to the ceiling.  No, this year, it is imperative that we the faithful revel in the simple things that make celebrating HOLY DAYS special for Christmas.  The exact checklist is up to you, but here is a place to start:

SING Carols About The Savior’s Birth And Maybe Even One Song About Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

Unlike one of the world’s OTHER major religions that is putting all sorts of networks in place to keep us from singing, dancing or otherwise beating drums, we Christians have a deep love for one of our great contributions to western culture: music.  For centuries, Advent and Christmas have been the inspiration for countless music offerings.  This year, let’s flaunt the good stuff and sing as if our lives depended on it.

HAM For Christmas Dinner, Bacon Anytime

Pork…it’s what’s for dinner.  Well, at least on Christmas.  Maple glazed ham with pineapple, maraschino cherries, cloves…That’s the great thing about being Christian when it comes to pork products.  We can wrap our blue-cheese stuffed dates with bacon and not feel guilty about it.

KISS The One You Love And Scratch Him Behind The Ears

Christmas is not the best time to introduce a new dog into the family, but there’s no reason why the ones already a part of the clan can’t be enjoyed.  Just don’t give them too much bacon and ham or Christmas might well turn into a scrub fest.

MIX A Pitcher Of Martinis And Enjoy The Bar

The holidays just aren’t the same without J&B…or, in the Limits house, Tanqueray and Jameson.  Have to have something to go with the bacon-wrapped, blue cheese stuffed dates, right?

WATCH A Movie With The Family

Last year in the Limits house, we watched “The Cannonball Run.”  In years gone by, before there were rugrats on the scene, we’d watch a Jane Austen marathon, or go out to the cinema and take in the latest James Bond.  May have to splurge for Star Wars VII once they are down for the night clutching their new Lego sets.

No, this has nothing to do with decking the halls, hanging stockings by the chimney with care, or visions of sugar plums, but it does get to the basis of celebration in the Christian tradition.  These simple acts that we take for granted would be eliminated under strict Sharia Law.  The screaming light displays and NORAD Santa tracker would go, too, but those are add-ons to the singing, eating, drinking, entertaining and more that is celebration in this country. One muslim cleric talked about the 13 things that would be eliminated once American culture is conquered.  These “little things” are among them.

May Christ’s peace be with you and yours this HOLY DAY season.

About the Author

Cultural Limits
A resident of Flyover Country, Cultural Limits is a rare creature in American Conservatism - committed to not just small government, Christianity and traditional social roles, but non-profits and high arts and culture. Watching politics, observing human behavior and writing are all long-time interests. In her other life, CL writes romance novels under her nom de plume, Patricia Holden (@PatriciaHoldenAuthor on Facebook), and crochets like a mad woman (designs can be found on Facebook @BohemianFlairCrochet and on Pinterest on the Bohemian Flair Crochet board). In religion, CL is Catholic; in work, the jill of all trades when it comes to fundraising software manipulation and event planning; in play, a classically trained soprano and proud citizen of Cardinal Nation, although, during hockey season, Bleeds Blue. She lives in the Mid-Mississippi River Valley with family and two cute and charming tyrants...make that toy dogs.