Christmas was and is always the season for good cheer and to show the love of our fellow man.
It has been a little more than four years since as started this web site. As you all know, I started it after the election of Barack Obama in 2008 with the goal of making him a one term president and showing our readers that Conservatism was not dead. Other than Mr. Obama’s reelection, it has been very successful, albeit not profitable. Each year we try to express a Christmas sentiment that reflects on the spirit of the season and the true meaning of the holiday when you take away the crass commercialism that has become associated with it. Yesterday, I published a mass email that I believe does express the meaning of Christmas. I hope you enjoyed it.
One of our writer’s has written a Christmas article ever year that is usually memorable. One of those is my brother’s article from a few years ago. In that article my brother made the point that the holiday season is not really about the Holidays but is about Christmas. He expressed his displeasure, as an old man, about the use of the words “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas.” In the past few years, Fox News has taken the angle that Christmas is under attack. I would like to disagree with this, but unfortunately, I believe that Fox News is correct. Christmas is under attack by the secularism that is taking over our country. It is under attack by the politically correct that are afraid to speak their minds in fear that they might offend someone.
I have written in this column almost every year about Christmas with the general consensus that my goal is to keep the spirit and it’s true meaning intact. One year I wrote an article entitled “Christmas Walks,” in which I described how, on most days, people ignore you when you say good morning to them, but, during this time of the year, there is an occasional smile and come back with a good morning or Merry Christmas.
Well, this year I’m going to be no different. I, along with my co-writers of this website, wish you all a Merry Christmas. Remember, our lord and savior on this day and say a prayer that all of the evil in the world will be defeated. This year I’m sitting in Thailand while I write this preparing a movie that will start shooting in January entitled Ninja II. I realize being here is not the same as being at home. But, I will make the best of it. I will enjoy Christmas with my Thai friends, most of which are Buddhist. But, it doesn’t matter. Because the spirit travels among all religions. Bangkok celebrates Christmas with the same verve and enthusiasm that New York does. It’s just a different place.
I will miss my family. But, there is the telephone and now Skype. And, I will be with them in spirit as we celebrate this sacred holiday. All my love to them and to our readers. Our whole family here at “A Hollywood Republican,” wishes you a wonderful time and a great 2013.