being a militant atheist, people had been sending me links about the 'holiday tree' nonsense and asking if i even celebrate. i actually did write a blog post up ... and then deleted it. well, Miguel de Icaza just linked to a site that sums it up better than i ever could : fuckchristmas.org. the end points out why i use xmas.
yes, my friends and family will be getting xmas presents from me. no, i don't decorate, sing carols, knock over snowmen, or burn nativity scenes. but i do drink egg nog, that stuff is some serious weight gainer