Let’s face it. There is no war on Christmas. There’s barely even a rebel alliance. Everywhere you go, bells are ringing, Christmas music is blaring, tinsel and trinkets are beckoning luridly from byways like the scantily clad denizens of a red light district. If anything there’s a war by Christmas.
Let’s start with the premise that not everyone finds their alleged friends and extended family to be a source of emotional support at this time of year (or any time of year) and that these people, who are essentially strangers with candy, could actually be a significant and unnecessary stressor. Let’s also assume that crass commercialism, guilt marketing and the manipulation of children might rub you the wrong way. Given these premises, a certain syllogism is inevitable: The fuss over the overbearing American Christmas – a kind of giant societal leg-humping – is truly just a drain our collective goodwill.
Well, come on in, then. You’ve come to the right place. Here you will find a cozy quiz to help you determine which tribe you belong to: The Scrooges, The Grinches or The Krampuses. Don’t expect to be welcomed with eggnog and presents, but with grudging nods of acceptance and empathy. Never forget that New Year’s Eve is coming fast, and when it gets here you can forget everything that happened this Christmas.