The four stages of life

The four stages of life:

1. You believe in Santa Claus

2. You don’t believe in Santa Claus

3. You are Santa Claus

4. You look like Santa Claus

Merry Christmas to everybody out there

10 comments
  • Tried as I might, I could't bring myself to believe in the materialistic, mainly USA-propagated idea of Christmas. I apologise to those who do. Why does Xmas have to almost always be associated with snow/snowflakes/winter, reindeer & chimneys and ribbon-topped gift-giving, anyway? Did Jesus go through winter if not a blizzard? And if he did, was it even a common occurrence?

    Why can't it be about just celebrating his birth by remembering him and getting together with family members (and friends & neighbours) near and far, being kind & generous to those who are unfortunate, forgotten/ignored and are left behind. Why can't it be about just sharing love, food and warmth (in every sense of that word), minus the gifts/presents and that disgustingly fat guy with those animals?

    I sincerely apologise for my ignorance. There's no malice intended. I simply find it amusing, if not ridiculous. Please enlighten me... Thank you...

  • Christmas spitit as you define it Azlan is okay for me!

  • Gee, Azlan, that's what I do all year round !

  • There is Christmas (Jesus Christ's birthday) and Xmas (X could well stand for $$$). In Belgium, Santa is hardly present, and Christmas is still what it should be, a celebration of sharing and love. We still "celebrate" the original Saint Nicholas on the 6th, it is a day for the children, and the family. Coca Cola and the likes hijacked this tradition and turned it into what you described :-(

    Keep in mind that with Christmas, the catholic church hijacked the heathen festivities celebrating the return of the light at the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere (around 23 december) when days start to get longer again. This was replaced with the birth of JC, bringing back the divine light. There is also the catholic "Three Kings" or "Epifania" on 6 january, two weeks later, when the lengthening of the days is becoming more visible. In fact, the church replaced a lot of heathen celebrations with their versions.

    So, Coca Cola and such replaced the return of daylight with the twinkling of dollars.

  • Kip, you have such a poetic and erudite way of connecting the dots. I'm speechless.

  • Wow, more of that and I am speechless! ;-)

  • That round is on me then !

  • I'm one who has evergreen in the house along with the 'Church hated' Mistletoe, all pagan (with means from the countryside, Heathen - coming from the Heath), there are 4 Jack o' the Green on my walls and I acknowledge the Solstice, etc but also christian festivals as well as other beliefs. Like Kris said Unfortunately the Catholic Church hijacked a lot of old festivals, it was their aim to dominate and control the common man (fact) I wouldn't knock anyone for their God/Gods but would never join an organised religion (look at the problems caused by these), my faith is mine and I don't need anyone to tell me how to follow it. I live by "And it harm none, do as thou wilt", it works for me. And like Azian, I do not mean any malice by my words. I'm for any religious festival/celebration which brings people together & promotes good will. Blimey guys, seem to have had a rant there….sorry.

  • Thank you all for your comments... Really appreciate them... :-)

  • Allow me to stifle a yawn...