As you know, it is our annual custom on Ricochet to celebrate a traditional Jewish Christmas. Why a traditional Jewish Christmas? For the same reason that—God forbid–should you need to go to the emergency room today, the odds are high that you will be treated by a nice, sober Jewish doctor. (So be sure to wear your best undies, ladies, just in case!)
Of course, on Ricochet we welcome everyone of any faith, creed or color, so long as he’s on the right side of the political spectrum and he’s not an annoying troll. So today we’ll also be celebrating Druze, Rastafarian, Hindu, Jain, Buddhist, Sikh, Bahá’í, Shinto, Zoroastrian, Manichaeian, Bábist, Confucian, Muslim, Taoist, Wicca, Druid, Santeria, Falun Gong, and plain old Godless Christmas, as well as lonely Christians without anywhere to go on Christmas Christmas, Christians who just have to get away from their in-laws for a few minutes or they’re going to lose it Christmas, not to mention Armenian Christian Christmas, because Armenian Christians don’t celebrate Christmas today. (Later today, we’ll celebrate Armenian Christmas by recognizing the Armenian genocide.)
So please, share your faith’s special Christmas traditions, especially if they involve getting all lathered up at the sight of some shmendrick wearing a Che Guevara T-shirt. Because really, that’s what Ricochet’s all about, whatever your faith.
Merry Christmas to all!