Christmas, Culture, and Christ: Do We Need a Little Christmas?

Black Friday crowd waiting to get into the Apple Store on 5th Ave. in New York. Photo from JoeInQueens via Flickr.

In the Broadway musical Mame, eccentric Mame Dennis loses her fortune in the Wall Street crash of 1929. Believing that she and her household need some cheering up, she sings what has now become a popular holiday song, “We Need a Little Christmas.” The final chorus rings with seasonal desire: Slice up the fruitcake; It’s [Read More...]