…sayeth the Roman Catholic of Boston Irish descent.
And all those lousy holiday songs by Jewish guys that trash up the malls every year, Rudolph and the chestnuts and the rest of that dreck. Did one of our guys write ‘Grab your loafers, come along if you wanna, and we’ll blow that shofar for Rosh Hashanah’? No, we didn’t. Christmas is a Christian holiday—if you’re not in the club, then buzz off.
An interesting offer, but I’ve got a better idea. Why don’t you turn up the volume on your computer screen all the way, Keillor – and then play this:
Listen very, very hard. It comes from this place we call America.
PS: While we’re on the subject: my wife’s an Unitarian. You don’t get to attack their tendency to rewrite hymns. Only people who are nice get to make fun of their tendency to rewrite hymns.