A Season for Giving: On Glurg

On the merits of returning Christmas to the Christians (I literally never thought I’d see an Advent Conspiracy link on Greer’s blog, because it’s rather obscure), on Buy Nothing Day, and on the disgust of Glurge - the manufactured holiday sentiment that comes around every year, of course encouraging you to buy things.

And, of course, there’s a relevant XKCD: xkcd: The True Meaning of Christmas

Thank you, that does a FINE job of rounding up how purely the holiday season is from any non-consumerism religion.

Also I had no clue that poinsettias could cause that kind of problem for some people. That’s horrible.