|You could be forgiven for thinking the insanity that has been unleashed this year would start to fade, as December draws to a close. Surely, the famous Spirit of Christmas, well-documented by Hollywood for bringing people together, would help us all put aside our differences and enjoy the season.|
Alas, this is 2020 and Christmas lights are racist. Covering your house with festive decorations no longer brings delight, but is rather a “reminder of divisions that continue to run through our society” and is biased against those who “don’t celebrate Christmas or who can’t afford to put up lights of their own.”
Then again, there was that time in 1647 where the Protestant government of the kingdoms of England canceled Christmas. As the Reformation rolled through Europe, Presbyterian authorities closed down the Church of England and had King Charles shut up in Hampton Palace. Although Oliver Cromwell is often credited as being the original Scrooge who ruined all the Christmas fun, Puritan disapproval of celebrating the season began long before he was on the scene.