Thursday, December 25, 2008

Everybody gets the Christmas spirit!

I prefer to have at least one post every day but, with today being Christmas and my not having pre-written a post, I'll only be making a very brief post today.

It seems as though lost of people, not just the devout Christians, get some Christmas spirit; decorations go up even in countries like Japan that have few Christians. The same goes for movie-making, where snow always falls just in time for Christmas and, like the characters in Three Godfathers, Christmas makes everybody do the right thing.

There's also the commercialization of Christmas, a facr of which I'm reminded every time I think of the movie The Passions of Carol. Everybody knows Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, but The Passions of Carol is a 1970s porn re-telling of the story. Apparently, a female publisher of an adult magazine is put into the Scrooge role, learning about the Christmas spirit thanks to lots of sex. I've never seen it, and it's not available on any video format. But it sounds just bizarre enough to make me want to see a porno flick.

I suppose the other lesson of The Passions of Carol is that, if you can think of anything having to do with sex, somebody's already tried it.

Merry Christmas!

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