ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

I Know That Jesus Is The “Reason For The Season” But Without Jews And Gays There Would Be No Christmas!

Updated on December 25, 2011

I feel as though I’ve written this before and if I haven’t I’m sure I don’t know why but as I’ve been blogging for almost six years now (and as unbelievable as it to me, I’ve gotten older during that time period too) forgive me if I’m repeating myself. I’m sure I’ll say something new on the topic so keep reading! In the re-make of the movie To Be Or Not To Be Mel Brooks delivers the line, “Without Jews, Gypsies and Faggots there would be no theatre!” about Nazis taking over Poland, “rounding up” these groups effecting his character’s theatre. I have always loved this line (mostly because it’s so damn accurate) and as the holiday season is upon us I can’t help but feel a similar sentiment when it comes to Christmas. I know Jesus is the “reason for the season” but without Jews and Gays there would be no Christmas! – Don’t Get Me Started!

I am not one of those Jews who are so sensitive that I want Christians to call Christmas trees, “Holiday trees” and I don’t care if you teach kids Christmas carols in public school because I sang them for years (including Handel’s Messiah every year at my high school) and it didn’t affect me negatively in the least. Although I still wonder why the “egg shells are in day-o” the Harry Belafonte song. I would later parlay my knowledge of “The Christmas Music” into a lucrative stage career at the theatre where I worked for years in their annual Christmas Show. I was a Christmas elf, a singing Chipmunk, a toy soldier, Raggedy Andy (you name anything goofy and Christmasy I was elected. This included singing, “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer” and if you’re looking for something more “religious” I was the Inn Keeper every year too – sure I took a little delight in telling them there was no room at the Inn when they couldn’t pay the going rates but hey, I’m not heartless, I let them settle down in the barn and even let them invite friends over to celebrate the birth!) I started singing all the Christmas songs every October for these shows straight through the end of December and didn’t care what I was singing about, I was thankful for the paycheck!

And while some bemoan the commercialization of Christmas the fact of the matter is that you Christians can’t get enough of it. Look at you killing one another on Black Friday to get flat screen televisions or pepper spraying one another. As a Jew we never pay full price for anything so believe me when I tell you that we’re not a part of the shopping feeding frenzy that takes place during the holidays. Sure we shop but we can’t be fooled by retail marketing mavens (whom I suspect are Jews too). Plus we all know that Jesus was a Jew so if he’s the reason for the season, then it’s not a far jump to say that a Jew is the reason for the season, right?

Meanwhile, who do you think is waiting on you at all the stores during the holidays, huh? Do you mean to tell me that a straight guy helped you pick out that sweater for your cousin (the gay one) or even your husband whose wardrobe would consist of a Snuggie to hide his torn up t-shirt and hand down his elastic waistband Steelers pants if it weren’t for us gays? We design the “gay apparel” you sing about, we sell it to you and we even help you ladies feel better about yourself by telling you how lovely your blouse is (that we designed).

So while I get that some may get offended by this blog (you know I love to rile people up) I stand by my statement, I know Jesus is the “reason for the season” but without Jews and Gays there would be no Christmas! – Don’t Get Me Started!


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • ShalahChayilJOY profile image

      Shalah Chayil 5 years ago from Billings, Montana

      What is a Jew? The term really means, 'one who has crossed over' from death to life. Was Ishmael a Jew even though he was Father Avraham's firstborn son? Also, a true Jew is one whose heart is circumcised by the WORD of YHVH---one who does as YHVH instructs. Yeshua was a Jew, not because He was born of Jewish parents, but because HE was and IS LIFE!

      And yes, because YHVH promised a Messiah, Yeshua could have come through a different 'race' had the Israelites NOT responded, at least at first, We will do all YOU tell us.

      Why did Moses smash the tablets when he came down from the mountain? because of the idolatry of the people

      i dolatry I I I I I I I I I I

      lose of true identity

      Yeshua was most likely born during the Feast of Tabernacles.....

      He did NOT rise from the grave on Easter---that was that sly old devil assimilating HIS followers into his mess...

      Yeshua arose on First Fruits! He is the firstborn of those that will follow HIM WITH ALL OF THEIR HEARTS and He is not ashamed to call us brethren...


      Study your TORAH, for in it you find the issues of LIFE, and when you crossover from death [being dead in your trespasses against Him] then you will KNOW TRUE JOY

    • ShalahChayilJOY profile image

      Shalah Chayil 5 years ago from Billings, Montana

      Actually NO, Yeshua is NOT the reason for the season! The reason for it is worship of the sun, and false religious teachings. Yeshua hates Christmas. It was NOT His birthday and HE does NOT approve of those that celebrate it. In fact, HE equates it with swine eating pig slop.

    • profile image

      Earth Angel 6 years ago

      Too funny Mr. Funny Bones!! Happy Season of Thanks~Living!! To HospitalEra above as well! All the best to your jingle bells!! Earth Angel!!

    • hospitalera profile image

      hospitalera 6 years ago

      Oldy, but goldy, you might know that one already:

      If the Three Wise Men had been gay

      They would have done a fabulous parade through the "Big B" in floor-length auburn/gold sequined capes to match the "Star of Bethlehem" lighting effects.

      Arrived early.

      Helped deliver the baby and dressed it in a gorgeous buttercream-colored 100% Egyptian Cotton throw.

      Cleaned the stable and redecorated it in a western theme to match the animals.

      Would NOT have made a casserole -- instead, a flawless entree of Chilean sea bass dusted in cocoa powder, with Guatemalan mangoes in a light chutney mix, mashed potatoes with a light cream fennel sauce, Anjou pears with Grand Marnier meringue swirls, topped off with perfectly ripened Brie and caff/half caff Cappuccino con panna.

      The practical gifts would have included several items from the new Martha Stewart Living Collection.

      Peace On Earth?? How can you have any peace when the entire night screams for a drag number?

    • somelikeitscott profile image

      somelikeitscott 6 years ago from Las Vegas

      jacui2011 - yeah, I'm not your usual hubs by any means! Glad you enjoyed!

      relache - my first friend ever on hubpages (and the only one I've ever met face to face) happy holidays, ol' pal!

      marshacanada - right back at you - glad you enjoyed. There's nothing like praise from a nice Jewish Lesbian!! Happy Hanukkah!

    • marshacanada profile image

      marshacanada 6 years ago from Vancouver BC

      I love your hub. Voted up and funny. Happy Hollidays Some Like It Scott.Hannuka greetings from a nice Jewish Lesbian.

    • relache profile image

      Raye 6 years ago from Seattle, WA

      And let's not forget the Pagans, whose Yule celebrations form the main underpinnings of Christmas.

    • jacqui2011 profile image

      jacqui2011 6 years ago from Norfolk, UK

      Very interesting article which was very different to the other Christmas hubs! Great hub which I enjoyed reading from start to finish.