On the first Sunday after Thanksgiving 2005 I visited Manhattan to go to Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral and to see the displays in the front windows of two famous Fifth Avenue department stores, Lord & Taylor and Sax [sic] Fifth Avenue.Well done Mayor Bloomberg! And leaving St. Patrick's open for business (so those Christians are easier to find, I suppose) is a very nice touch.
The windows were artistically decorated, but certainly not for Christmas, which celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, not children's fairy tales.... [DB: How's that's for self-parody?]
The Lord & Taylor windows were dedicated to fairy tales, like Rumpelstiltskin, The Princess and the Pea, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears... It was the same at Sax, where the windows focused on concepts like unity, harmony and beauty. Nothing about Christmas. [DB: And the hits keep coming.]
Manhattan is where Michael Bloomberg, New York City's recently reelected Mayor resides. He bans creches, but not menorrahs [sic] (or holiday trees) from New York City's public schools. (He's Jewish, not Christian.)
[Note for the dim: Our poor, persecuted friend is blaming the Jewish Mayor, and the Established-by-Jews department stores for the comercialization of Christmas. This scapegoating has become a worrying trend. Yet, these people are our bestest friends ever, right?]