“…taking over a perfectly good old holiday that they know nothing about and spoiling it for everyone who understands the real meaning. I mean, it’s part of our culture not theirs! Kids will grow up not even knowing the real meaning of the day, and they don’t even know what half the stuff they’ve co-opted means! You know what I mean?”
Thus spluttered the last crotchety Roman git to mourn the passing of Saturnalia even after the Christians had long since claimed the season as their own. So with that tenuous reality check in mind, I stop griping about Japan’s crass, tacky, annual two-month love affair with Christmas. Well, at least on my blog.