:: Wednesday, November 09, 2005 ::
The Order Of Things
Anyone who knows my girlfriend (which would be almost none of my readers, sorry) knows that she is a complete and total nut about anything Christmas-related, and this year's early marketing blitz to get into people's pocketbooks before their heating bill arives is doing nothing but fueling her. Anyhow, she's rather upset about this USA TODAY story about Target selling upside-down Christmas trees. The article gives some half-reasonable answers as to why someone would get a tree like this (besides the novelty value, of course), even stating that this was once an actual tradition in one part of Europe. (The person who pointed this out went on to call the practice Pagan, which is an odd accusation, since the vast majority of our celebration of Christmas comes from Pagan sources, but that's besides the point.) As far as I can tell, though, my gf's outrage stems mostly from violating the social norm of placing trees with their bases down. I can only imagine how she'd react to a rotated world map.
:: The Squire 2:04 PM :: email this post :: ::