On behalf of everyone here at the Democracy Center, we wish you, your families, your loved ones, your pets and anyone else you care to celebrate with – a very happy holiday, whichever you one you celebrate this time of year.
So, if Jesus is your deal, Merry Christmas!
If the festival of lights is more your gig, Happy Hanukkah!
If a black nationalist holiday is more to your liking, Feliz Kwanzaa.
And if the headline event this week is the longest day or night of the year, Happy Solstice!
Here in Cochabamba the summer sun is evaporating last night's rain. The Christmas lights in Plaza Colon sing in full blare (each in its own rhythm). Families are preparing for the midnight feast. And I am negotiating with a large dead bird that will be our Christmas dinner tomorrow (Come on baby, just thaw, will you!).
I offer two special treats this year. The first is a survey. Which of the following versions of Santa Claus is Coming to Town is the best one (I have been playing a CD non-stop with each of these on it)?
1. Captain Kangaroo
2. The Pointer Sisters
3. Chris Isaac
4. The Supremes
5. Michael Jackson
6. Mickey Mouse
7. Bruce Springsteen
(Please cast your vote below in the comments section – even thought it is of course, no real competition. Bruce!!!!)
And lastly I offer you this smashing new video, which I call, One Pissed Off Elf.
So, to you and yours -- Happy Holidays!!