From Dave Barry, “Christmas Shopping: A Survivor’s Guide”

From Dave Barry, “Christmas Shopping: A Survivor’s Guide” December 19, 2015

 

Awful tap dancer at Seattle Xmas party
A 1959 office Christmas party at the Seattle Engineering Department, with child tap dancer.
(Wikimedia Commons)
Click to enlarge at your own risk.

 

In some notes on my computer, I find this important historical observation, evidently from something published by the famed scholar Dave Berry in 2014:

 

“In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it ‘Christmas’ and went to church; the Jews called it ‘Hanukkah’ and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say ‘Merry Christmas!’ or ‘Happy Hanukkah!’ or (to the atheists) ‘Look out for the wall!'”

 

 

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