As long as we’re being Christmas purists here, I’d like to add my rant:

  1. People should stop attempting to cover “The Christmas Song.”  It was perfect when Nat King Cole did it.  It doesn’t need revamping or modernizing.
  2. Christmas songs by Wham, Wings and Elton John should be avoided at all costs.
  3. Only Bing should be allowed to sing “White Christmas.”
  4. Ditto for Judy Garland and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”
  5. Candy Canes should be Red and White.  Not neon green, blue or pink.  Ever.

Whew.  Glad I got that off my chest.  Don’t get me wrong; I’m still a good libertarian and I wouldn’t dream of banning any of the obvious rubbish that springs forth during the holidays.  Just consider the above some strongly-worded advice.