Friday, December 15, 2006
At 4.47 this evening, just as the sun dips below the horizon, the Cohen children will light the menorah, gobble the gelt, and complain that the latkes don't taste very good (Kid #2 has asked that hers be flavored with candy canes). Hanukkah is a secular holiday, not a sacred one. No, this is not part of the War on Christmas.
I love how the cross has toppled the tree at left, as if to say that the pagan conifer has a hard time supporting the symbol it's been made to bear. Festival of Lights, Christmas, Winter Solstice, Saturnalia ... who cares? Doesn't everyone need a little syncretic celebration of winter's advent?