January 3rd, 2008

Christmas tree

Non-idealized Christmas memories

Some are funny; some are poignant, but this Washington Post article that I nabbed from Jonathan Padget's blog is well worth the read:

You Call That a Gift?!

I have an uncle who, while always Catholic, became extremely devout after a certain point in his life, thus I got an extra chuckle out of Brigid Schulte's section. I remember telling a good Catholic friend of mine about some of the ... erm, items of questionable taste we'd seen in the Vatican City gift shop, and she made the astute remark that "Nobody does tacky like an Italian Catholic." :)