Meet the Christmas Linebacker

Sunday, December 16th, 2007
I hate receiving cards or letters or e-mails signed "Merry X-Mas." Stores aren't helping this year with their politically correct advertisements and greetings. When I see their signs or advertisements wishing me a "Merry X-Mas" it makes me sick.

Thankfully, we have the Christmas Linebacker to remind people, in his unique way, that Christmas is not just about presents under a tree...

OK, so this funny video is a little over the top and the Christmas Linebacker's methods are unorthodox to say the least; but I doubt he's alone in being fed up with politically correct Christmas greetings.

And, for my friends that do not celebrate Christmas (or believe in the Christmas Linebacker) I wish you the very best this season has to offer and I hope that you don't have to meet the Christmas Linebacker to learn that Christmas about more than presents under a tree - it's about God's presence with us.

Something to think about...

Merry Christmas!

Discussion/Comments (4):

Meet the Christmas Linebacker

Brother: There is a lot to worry about in how retailers and even some Christians celebrate this holiday, but thankfully "Xmas" doesn't need to be one of them. The "X" stands for Greek "Chi" as in Christ! X has been a respectful abbreviation for Christ for a long time. Here is a wikipedia article, which does a good job explaining this: { Link }

Have a Joyous Christmas!!

Tony

Posted at 12/17/2007 5:43:00 AM by Anthony Pisani


re: Meet the Christmas Linebacker

Hi Tony,

Thanks for another prespective on XMAS - a little less over the top than the Christmas Linebacker.

Indeed, Christmas is a Joyous time when we consider its meaning.

Grace to you,

Eric

Posted at 12/17/2007 11:48:21 AM by Eric Mack


Meet the Christmas Linebacker

Great stuff, Eric - I didn't like that X-mas, too - just because Christ is no longer mentioned.

And while Tonys expalation surely puts a new twist to the whole thing, I'm sure that 90% of the X-mas-people wouldn't know that. And on the other hand, we are very blessed by being able to live in circumstances where we can confess our christian faith without having to fear death - so there is no need for a "hidden" christ :)

Merry Christmas!

Michael

Posted at 12/21/2007 7:05:15 AM by Michael Baas


re: Meet the Christmas Linebacker

Indeed! Merry Christmas!

Posted at 12/26/2007 4:57:35 PM by Eric Mack



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