Totally Frenched Out

From the blogger formerly known as Samdebretagne

Friday, December 25, 2009

Blow out them there candles Jesus!

Merry Christmas everyone! Things are going fairly well here in Minnesota, minus the blizzard we've been experiencing for the past few days. I cleaned off The Company's vehicle last night, and here's what I woke up to this morning:We braved the wintry weather last night to go to the local Christmas Eve church service. I've been feeling a bit under the weather here - something in the air always makes my throat close up and it feels like I've got an elephant sitting on my chest - so I wasn't feeling much like changing out of my PJ's. But I figured - come on, it's church and it's Christmas - you can make an effort.

Turns out my effort was for naught - I swear there were people wearing their pyjamas to church. One girl was even wearing slippers! I guess that's what you get in a small town though. The best part though was at the end of the service, when they turned down the lights and brought out a cake. I was thinking "Hey, it's somebody's birthday here" - but then everyone started singing "Happy Birthday Jesus". I just about choked! I mean, yeah, if you believe in that stuff, Christmas is Jesus's birthday and all, and it's important to remind people that Christmas is not just about the presents, but it just seemed so.....tacky. Non?? But hey, I love me some sheet cake, so who am I to complain?

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Blogger Jennie said...

Jesus was actually born in June anyway, so December 25 isn't even his birthday. Christianity just wanted to take over the pagan winter holiday so they stole the date. Singing happy birthday jesus seems really tacky to me too. But yay for cake!

December 25, 2009 at 5:25 PM  
Blogger Global Librarian said...

Singing Happy Birthday to Jesus? That's a bit bizarre. Never heard of that one!

But yeah, I'd eat the cake too!

December 25, 2009 at 7:37 PM  
Blogger MISS YURI said...

lol @ jennie, i've heard he was born in march, in october, and now, in june! personally i doubt such a man was ever physically upon this earth so i don't give a crap when he was supposedly born. i'm all about hugging people and eating good food and that is why me + christmas are down.

December 26, 2009 at 1:47 AM  
Blogger jadie said...

cringe time! good thing there was cake, easy to be convivial around cake...

December 27, 2009 at 5:09 AM  
Blogger Loulou said...

Really, really weird!
But cake is really, really good, so it cancels the weirdness out.

December 27, 2009 at 2:28 PM  
Blogger Marie said...

So bizarre !
Although my 4 year old on Christmas day said the same.
You are so brave to be in that part of the States right now. What a storm ! I hope you make the trip back to France safe and sound !
Happy Holidays Sam !

December 29, 2009 at 1:31 PM  

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