I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones my grandparents used to know. I know I’m not the only one.
This Christmas season, many traditional Christians will be reminiscing of times we ourselves never knew. Many of us Gen X and Millennial Christians are too young to have known what it was like to walk down the street and have a snowball fight with our neighbors without fear of cops getting involved or tribal affiliations getting invoked. We never knew the American Christmases that the movies of our parents’ generation ridiculed in A Christmas Story and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. We grew up in ironic and post-ironic America where everything was criticized and nothing held sacred, not even the Christ Child. We are accustomed to seeing Piss Christ funded by federal dollars and displayed for taxpayers to see. We are used to pundits raving about a Curb Your Enthusiasm episode in which (((Larry David))) urinates on a painting of Jesus in a restroom. Our America is the one in which consumerism, pornographic secular holiday specials, NBA basketball, and long lines at the returns desk on December 26 mark the Christmas season.
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