Think Kit, Day 10:
“Time to get weird. We want to hear your strangest story from the last year (or more). Will it make us raise an eyebrow or three? That’s what we want. Whether it’s a tale of colliding coincidences, a strange Saturday you just can’t shake, or if it makes you squirm just to remember: get weird.”
It’s actually a good thing that I’m super behind on posting these, because when I originally received this prompt, I had no clue what to write about.
Until I heard this story yesterday.
Someone I know was telling me about a show he had seen while in New York City at Radio City Music Hall. I know that he saw a Martha Stewart Christmas show… but I can’t remember if the Martha Stewart show was the weird one, or whether it was another show… Anyway…
We all know the story of the origin of Christmas. The Virgin Mary gave birth to Jesus Christ, the Savior, in Christian history.
Christmas has since become a highly commercialized holiday, celebrated by Christians and non-Christians alike. Santa Claus, a jolly fat man in a red suit, comes down your chimney to give good boys and girls presents each year. If you were bad, you got coal. But no one forgets that the original Christmas story came from the (alleged, to some) birth of Christ.
Well, except for this show.
Apparently, this show also told the origin of Christmas. But instead of being about The Virgin Mary and her baby son, Jesus, guess who the baby was in this story?
That’s right. Santa Claus.