Father, Father, Why Hast Thou Nailed Our Christmas Tree to a Cross?

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12/15/2009 4:16 PM |

Hi good to see you again thanks so much for having us over sure Ill take a reindeer cookie hey is there anyplace in particular I should drop my JESUS H CHRIST!
  • Hi good to see you again thanks so much for having us over sure I’ll take a reindeer cookie hey is there anyplace in particular I should drop my JESUS H CHRIST!

Well, that, there, is a “CHRIST-mas Tree“, from Nashville’s Boss Creations (Boss!). It’s a war on war on Christmas, says the tree’s designer, Marsha Boggs:

When I became a Christian a few years ago… I was appalled by the secularization of the Christmas holiday. When retail stores started substituting ‘Happy Holidays’ for ‘Merry Christmas,’ and schools began calling their Christmas programs ‘Winter Plays,’ it all seemed ridiculous to me. That’s why we have created products that remind people what the Christmas season is really all about—the birth of Christ.

News of this tree comes to us (well, to me) from the New Yorker‘s ever-redoubtable Hendrik Hertzberg, who pithily notes that “the problem with [Boggs's] product is that the cross is not a symbol of the birth of Christ. It’s a symbol of the death of Christ. The holiday with which the cross is logically associated is Good Friday.”

Come on, Rick, give her a break. She only became a Christian a few years ago!

You just try hanging your little handmade cloth angel ornament on your family’s tree now, satanist. Art class? You know who went to art class? Hitler. Hitler did. He loved it.

8 Comment

  • Yet, the bible clearly states that Christ was born of a virgin to fulfill the messianic prophecies, ultimately to die on the cross for the sins of the world. Without the birth, there would not be a death. The cross is the symbol of life and HOPE for a Christian, not death.

  • The cross is for Easter. Christ was not crucified the moment he was born. Keep it straight or don’t keep it at all.

  • Which reminds me to buy stigmata ornaments for my Hanukkah bush.

  • What poor Marsha has never caught on to, unfortunately, is that the winter solstice celebration existed in the Northern Hemisphere for centuries before and after it was hijacked into “Christmas” by the Christians. If she wants to complain about a “war on” this festival, she’ll have to include her own crowd in there along with the rest, because the Christians certainly made war on the original celebrations.

  • Remember that Jesus was born in March, not December. He was crucified on a cross and born in a manger. History has manipulated our truths. The Holidays are a collective joy of all faiths, for all people. Christianity is about love and acceptance. Follow the faith.

  • Keep it straight or not at all? The cross IS the reason for the birth– “For this cause he came into the world”. “unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given”– (given to the cross of Calvary-John3:16)

  • I don’t think it was “planned” that he would die on a cross. What if he were stoned to death? So….the cross does not belong in Christmas. You evangelicals have hijacked truth and symbology!! So typically American….

  • Christ-mas is “birth of Christ” not the death…so i think the cross has nothing to do with Christmas cause when he was born it didn’t exist…that became part of Christians 33 years later!!