The War On Christmas Is Over – Muslim Sufi Artists Play Favorite Christmas Songs (Video)

I’m not going to offer much commentary – political or otherwise here. Just a wish for a Merry Christmas & / or a non – denominational ” Happy Holidays “. Contrary to what Fox & the hyper – paranoid conservatives want us to believe, the followers of the Prophet are ** not ** lying in wait until they can storm our homes & blow us up or skewer us on / behead us with swords or other sharp objects.

Most of them just want to live their lives in peace like everybody else. What a concept.

Again – Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays – To ALL people of Good Faith ( or even no specific faith ) everywhere on Earth.

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These Muslim sufi and gazal musicians playing Christmas carols is everything the festive spirit is about.

Source: The War On Christmas Is Over – Muslim Sufi Artists Play Favorite Christmas Songs (Video)

Thoughts on ” Why I Hate Christmas Today “.

I beg to differ, & ” hate ” is a very strong word. Christmas is no longer wholly the celebration of the sacred that it used to be early / earlier in the 20th century ( 1940’s – 1950’s or 60’s ), & bear in mind that Christmas was a holiday devised by the Roman emperor Constantine to ” Christianize ” a pagan Roman festival of the Winter Solstice, but I love the holiday because. even though I haven’t practiced 1 specific religion in years,  Christmas is still a bright, emotionally warm spot in an otherwise cold & unpleasant  ( I DON’T do Winter well. I wish I could move someplace warmer, but that’s another story ) season that I wish I could hibernate through. A time for family, friends, neighbours & others. In my experience, people ARE generally kinder, more polite, warmer & more disposed to be charitable at this time than the rest of the year.

I find some of the commercial aspects of the season to grate on the nerves, but I grin & bear it. The memory of the Christmases of my relatively youthful years helps ( & a couple of glasses of whisky / brandy / vodka if available. 🙂 ). So, while I understand where the author is coming from, I definitely do NOT share their views 100 % or even 50 ( 30 ? ) %

A kindly holiday thought – to my fellow WordPressers…..

via Why I Hate Christmas Today.