Mortgages are not the only thing found upside-down this holiday season. Much of what lies under the Christmas tree is not paid for, and will lose all value as the box is ripped open or tags and
labels are discarded along with the gift wrapping and other detritus.
Warning! If you have the emotional age of a six-year-old, or younger, you should stop reading this article RIGHT NOW because it reveals an important secret about Santa Claus. Santa Claus does
not, in reality, give a lump of coal to any child on the negative side of his Naughty & Nice list. That is a myth.
Who paid for your Christmas? Or more accurately, what? For many people a credit card goes beyond mere convenience. If it weren’t
for plastic, there would be little to celebrate on Christmas morning. But maybe that’s the way it should be.
At Christmas time, is there a room at the inn for spirituality? Gift-giving seems to have evolved as the most prominent feature of Christmas. The rites of the church remain relevant only inasmuch
as sanctuaries fill up with the C & E crowd (people who attend only at Christmas and Easter).