Ed Driscoll

Do They Know It's Christmastime At All?

Mary Catherine Ham looks at Google’s riduculously subtle Non-Demoninational Winter Solstitial December 25th splash page greeting:

I’m going to get just a little “War on Christmas” on you. I didn’t want to be bitter-blogger yesterday, so I left it alone, but did anyone see the Google logo yesterday? Here’s what they gave us to commemorate the birth of Christ and the first day of Hannukah.

As a friend of mine said, “because everyone knows the true meaning of Christmas is that cats and mice should work together to industrialize.” Heh. Yep, I’m pretty sure that’s in there– Book of Jerry, Chapter 5. Look it up.

It’s not that I’m angry about this, but I do feel like Google goes from looking sensitive to looking downright silly when it just pretends Christmas isn’t there at all, while commemorating other holidays. Just silly.

Or, maybe they’re just going for a really subtle “lion lay down with the lamb” thing. Very subtle.

Of course, Google could have let its users choose what they’d like to see on December 25th.