Personally, I’m amused by the notion that Christmas, St. Valentine’s Day and Easter have tchotchkes

Cidu Bill on Feb 6th 2013

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9 Responses to “Personally, I’m amused by the notion that Christmas, St. Valentine’s Day and Easter have tchotchkes”

  1. farmer Feb 6th 2013 at 07:24 pm 1

    Personally, I’m with Cooper.

  2. minor annoyance Feb 6th 2013 at 07:43 pm 2

    In this case, “tchotchkes” may be taken as a euphemism.

  3. jzimbert Feb 6th 2013 at 08:28 pm 3

    Well, Easter is just a spin-off of Passover. And Christmas is a Jewish guy’s birthday.

  4. Carl Feb 6th 2013 at 10:06 pm 4

    Christmas is Mithra’s birthday. (Really.) Jesus could not have been born in December if you believe the Gospel stories.

  5. James Pollock Feb 7th 2013 at 01:53 am 5

    If you believe that God can hold the sun still long enough for his people to win a battle, you believe that sheep can have lambs in December. What’s a little tinkering with the clockwork of the universe to a deity?

  6. James Pollock Feb 7th 2013 at 01:54 am 6

    As for the point of this, if the Christians helped themselves to whole sections of your holy books, why complain about them taking only one extra word a couple of millennia later? Oy! Such kvetching!

  7. Dan W Feb 7th 2013 at 08:33 am 7

    What’s a tchotchke?

  8. Kilby Feb 7th 2013 at 10:02 am 8

    @ Dan W (7) - It’s a Yiddish word meaning “knickknack”.

  9. Christine Feb 14th 2013 at 10:58 am 9

    I don’t see why the fact that Jesus was probably born in April or March changes the fact that Christmas is a celebration of his birthday. That would be like saying that it’s not a celebration of my birthday unless we do it within a week of the right day, or that it only counts as doing something for Valentine’s if it’s on the 14th of February.

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