Thursday, November 17, 2011

'Tis Almost the Season

I'm not yet in the mood to write new posts about the post-Thanksgiving holidays and/or the War on Christmas. However, I see by the decorations in the mall and the ads on television for "Black Friday" sales that people are starting to think about it.  So, for those who want a jump start, feel free to revisit these posts from last year:

A Brief History of Christmas

A Brief History of Christmas, Part 2

Alternative Holiday Signs

Here's a bonus War on Christmas trivia question: name the insurgent who led a successful raid against an occupying army on Christmas Day, taking advantage of their holiday hangover.


Anonymous said...

Would that be George Washington defeating the Hessians at the Battle of Trenton?

Ordinary Jill said...

Yes, Anonymous, it was George Washington surprising the Hessians "in their lair" as the Schoolhouse Rock song puts it.