The Christmas Virtues: A Treasury Of Conservative Tales For The Holidays
Publish Date: 2016-11-07
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From the all-star cast that brought you The Seven Deadly Virtues and The Dadly Virtues comes the ultimate Christmas survival guide: The Christmas Virtues.
The Christmas season is a minefield of terrors: The family get-togethers with weird uncles, the sloppy office parties, the annoying 10-page Look-at-Us holiday lettersand we havent even mentioned the Black Friday mobs and that wretched Alvin and the Chipmunks song that plays every 90 minutes on Pandora, whether you like it or not. Rum-pah-pah-pum.
And dont forget the PC police lurking around every corner looking to beat the last bits of joy and comradery out of our society. Merry Christmas? Really?
But it doesnt have to be this way. 'Tis the season to recapture the wonder of Christmas, in our hearts and in our homes and even out in the public square. The Christmas Virtues is a humorous companion for, and guide to, navigating the trials and tribulations of the holiday season. Its a reminder of how we can embrace the joy, hope, and love of Christmasof the real Christmas.
And a call for us to stand up for Christmas because America needs it now, more than ever.
So sit back and enjoy the following tales by your favorite authors:
Rob Longs The Christmas Spirit:In Defense of Ebenezer Scrooge.
P. J. ORourkes The Commercialization of Christmas: God Moves (The Merchandise) in aMysterious Way.
Andrew Fergusons Jingle Bell Rock: Taking the Christ Out of Christmas Songs
Matt Labashs Home for the Holidays: The Trials and Tribulations of Family.
Stephen F. Hayes here Comes Santa Claus: The Wonder of Christmas Morning.
Toby Youngs The ghosts of Christmas: Holidays Past and Present
Jonah Goldbergs The War on Christmas: Its Real, and Its Spectacular.
Christopher Buckleys Saint Joseph: The Forgotten Father Christmas.
Kirsten PowersThe first Noel: Christmas with Jesus.
James Lileks' Boxing Day and the Christmas Hangover.