Archive for the ‘Scrooge’ Category

“I was at – forgive the expression – a Christmas party…”

December 21, 2010

Nina Totenberg, who is a – forgive the expression – NPR reporter/journalist, interjected on Inside Washington in the oddest cautionary separation from a common description for a common event, seemingly embarrassed to invoke any reference to Christmas.

Two lumps of coal for you this year, Nina….just don’t tell any of your Leftist friends that you have coal in your possession.

Disney’s A Christmas Carol

December 23, 2009

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We’re excited to go see the new Disney film, A Christmas Carol, starring Jim Carrey (we may actually go see it on Christmas night).

After reading Plugged In’s review (and what we’ve heard by word of mouth), the movie sticks closely to Charles Dickens’ story so think twice before taking young children to see the movie as they might find it a little too scary.

Have you seen the movie yet?  Leave a comment and share your review with the rest of us…

 

 

ASCAP’s Top 25 "Holiday" Songs

December 12, 2008

Well, folks…”the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) — the first and leading U.S. Performing Rights Organization representing over 330,000 music creators and copyright owners…announced its Top 25 most performed holiday songs for the past five years…”  And, wadda ya know?  All 25 of them are…Christmas songs!  I, for one, am shocked!

Based on ASCAP’s politically-correct press release, we can anticipate they (or some other liberal organization whose name begins with the letters ACLU) might soon seek to impose faith-based preferences on radio stations to ensure that lesser-known holidays get their fair quota of airplay.

Of course, since these other holidays haven’t inspired anywhere near the same volume of songwriting over the centuries, they’ll have to rely on that old time-honored tradition of the Left – abscond with reality and replace it with a cheap imitation in the attempt to manipulate people into accepting their liberal philosophy.  So don’t say I didn’t warn you if one of these days you tune-in to your favorite radio station at Christmastime and hear:

  • “Away in a manger, no crib for His bed, the little Lord Mahavira lay down His sweet head…” 
  • Or, “You better watch out. You better not cry. Better not pout. I’m telling you why…Abu al Aid is coming to town…”
  • Or, “I’m dreaming of a white solstice…”

I sent this email off to ASCAP:

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Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 6:00 PM

To: kreynolds@cooperkatz.com

Dear Kathleen Reynolds,

I publish a blog called Where’s Christmas? which highlights and exposes politically-correct euphemistic references to, and attacks on Christmas.

I read ASCAP’s 11-24-08 press release entitled “ASCAP UNWRAPS TOP 25 HOLIDAY SONGS” and couldn’t help but notice that it never uses the word “Christmas”, but uses the words “Holiday(s)” or “seasonal” twelve times in describing the 25 songs on your list and Christmas.

Of the 25 songs listed, 10 include the word “Christmas” in their titles.  While the remaining 15 songs don’t contain the word “Christmas” in their titles they are all, nevertheless, written and performed for the celebration of Christmas.

It’s hard to imagine that ASCAP’s decision to ignore Christmas is anything other than a deliberate effort to ignore the very event that prompts such a press release – the joyful celebration of Christmas.  Please explain why ASCAP has decided to completely eliminate the word “Christmas” from its vocabulary.  Has the Grinch taken-over control at ASCAP?

I will be happy to post your response on my blog.

Merry Christmas!

Todd Roper

I’ll post their response as soon as I receive it.  Feel free to express your opinion to Kathleen Reynolds.

I wonder how far down the list you would have to go before you got to a non-Christmas “Holiday” song?  Other than Adam Sandler’s Chanukah Song, I can’t think of any possible candidates.

Yes, Virginia, There is a War on Christmas

December 11, 2008

…just ask MSNBC:

Tonight’s promoted story

Posted by Rob Merrill, Daily Nightly editor (07:06 am ET, 12/13/05)

It wasn’t all that long ago when people said “Merry Christmas,” and that was that.  Then “Happy Holidays” and “Season’s Greetings” showed up.  Now, there’s  a big push to go back to the old way.  We’ll look at how it’s sparking a new, heated debate this holiday season.

Tell the Daily Nightly what you think and leave a comment like I did.