Tuesday, November 28, 2006

A Silly Advent/Christmas Diversion

Last year my Christmas Eve meditation relied heavily on silly definitions of traditional holiday symbols. The link will take you to the post, but for those who find clicking the mouse one more time too tedious here are a couple representing both the sacred and the profane:

ADVENT WREATH
Exercise equipment for ministers in both body and mind as they constantly leap and turn to make sure the darn thing is still lit, but has not hit the evergreen part yet which by Christmas Eve is better known as kindling. It is exercise for the mind because they must come up with new answers every year for why one of the candles is pink.

MISTLETOE
Used by teenaged girls everywhere as props for their dreams as they determine how to get their secret crush and themselves under it at the same time. This activity usually ends in frustration for when the two are finally under the mistletoe together the teenage boy is merely looking for some soda and the teenage girl’s parents are watching.
As married adults the frustration continues as husband is still looking for some soda and even if he does see the mistletoe he will take it down and laugh and hold it over his backside.

What are your silly symbols?

image thanks to www.artie.com

8 comments:

ppb said...

I heart you, will smama.

Preacher Mom said...

Boys - geez! Will they ever grow up??

Gord said...

HEy! I resemble that remark :)

Best mistletoe line ever is from Prince of Thieves:
Robin: many a maid has lost her virtue to me because of this little plant
Azeem: In my country we talk to our women, not drug them.

reverendmother said...

I laughed out loud--actually guffawed. Hilarious.

Songbird said...

I smiled, and that's saying a lot today!

will smama said...

All appreciated comments... and yet no symbols of your own. Maybe I'll come up with an incentive. Hmmmmmm.....

Listing Straight said...

Hmmm...

Advent Carols:
The annual joy of pastors, used to torture and taunt congregation members because we have ALL the power... Ha ha ha ha ha (evil laugh...)

Purechristianithink said...

Red, green, and purple: A ghastly color combination that invariably ends up covering the chancel area by advent 4 due to the purple parapments and stoles, obligatory memorial pointsettias, and hanging greenery.