Saturday, November 26, 2011

Where are those goats when I need them...


People are so silly. They tell their kids that Santa brings them gifts. Then they go out on black friday and "fight" those crowds (sometimes acutally fist fight, pepper spray each other and snatch and grab those same toys that Santa is suppose to bring for free. People are not very smart.

Who got that Santa story started, anyway. (I suspect the merchants selling the toys.) And every year the Santa story gets embellished. Now the parents in the know have to buy an elf to sit in different places until just before Christmas, when it disappears to go back to the North Pole to tell Santa if the child has been naughty or nice. And if you don't have a chimney, you must buy this special key to hang on the door so Santa can come in. When he leaves he hangs the key on the Christmas tree. And don't forget the cookies and milk and some hay for the reindeer.

This old goat prefers the Christmas story that the Bible tells us about. The one that is TRUE!!

10 comments:

Mari said...

:)
I love this post! And I agree with you!

Pen Pen said...

True... so true!

Ms. A said...

Christmas has gotten so overblown with overindulged kids expecting and even demanding more overindulgence. Bah humbug.

Renie Burghardt said...

True, indeed! You know, in Hungary, when I was little, we were told the gifts come from the baby Jesus, delivered by his angels. And to this day, this is the tradition held there. And the gifts are more modest in nature, than Santa's gifts.

Let us keep Christ in Christmas!

Granny Annie said...

Sure seems like many people are forgetting. It is a good thing we have the goats to remind us:)

Pat said...

This may just be one of the best posts you have written! I love this!
You have a lot of smarts my dear friend!!!

troutbirder said...

It's materialism run amok. We have goats across the street from our place as well. I prefer watching them these days instead of TV.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Amen and I whole-heartedly agree. We did not do any black Friday or cyber Monday shopping and are keeping the holidays very simple this year. We have agreed NOT to buy any gifts for one another as we already have more than enough "stuff." Instead we're concentrating on a tree, some lights and a nativity setup.

Rebecca said...

I'm with you on this one, too! Too much artificial. Too much legend. The birth of the Savior is REAL & TRUE.

(Would you believe that when I scrolled down to get the word verification it is "grace"?????

Margaret Cloud said...

There are a lot of untruth about Christmas. Good story