Columnist Eric Lacitis at the Seattle Times asks some theologians and professors about the history of Christmas trees and gets some interesting answers. Lacitis’ article is in response to a Christmas Tree brouhaha at Sea-Tac airport involving a local Rabbi.
I like the “100 days off a year from work” part. I’d almost fight a war to protect having 100 days of vacation a year. Feel free to use the article for those conversation downtimes when you’re standing around the tree at boring Christmas parties holding an under-fortified cup of eggnog listening to someone drone on about the housing bubble, or watching the latest news report of religion-based violence somewhere around the world.