Christmas Grab Bag


Alison Nastasi reports on some of the more interesting ways Christmas is observed in cultures around the world at

At Truth Jihad, host Kevin Barrett interviews Ethan Indigo Smith about the Christmas Conspiracy:

A sampling of Smith’s provocative thoughts on Christmas can be found here:


Daily Kos recently did a post on the background of one of my favorite Christmas songs, “Christmas in the Trenches“, while a article from last year delivered a devastating take-down of one of my least favorite Christmas songs, “Do They Know It’s Christmas?“.

Consolidation of media ownership + corporate propaganda = (rather unsettling) comedy gold:

The Onion looks back at It’s a Wonderful Life:

A hilarious but deeply cynical Rankin/Bass-style musical number (NSFW):

Hope you all have a happy Wednesday!

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