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ad_lucem
12-22-2009, 06:35 AM
My feelings about Christmas are that sort of the crazy, commercial, crowded, Black Friday kind of parts of it are actually more in line with the very ancient solstice festivals that created Christmas, which were street riots, you know, party, Girls Gone Wild, Mardi Gras, Halloween - all of that sort of rolled into one was Christmas originally, before the Victorians got a hold of it...Now, I understand Christmas as a big street riot, and it makes a whole lot - much more sense.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121720242

One good thing about my ill-fated outting today was catching this story on the radio.

Street riot, indeed.

Need to go read some David Sedaris to purge my soul.