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United Elf Workers Union Offers Comforting Words from the North Pole

Ben Kimmel
Merry Christmas, folks. Let’s take a lesson from Elf Local 1225 and stand together.  Most importantly, let’s not forget what this time of year is supposed to mean. It’s not about masks or or vaccines. It’s about peace, unity and togetherness.

Expanding the Tones of Christmas - In Search of Black Santa

Nancy Redd New York Times
My kids shouldn’t have to color their Santa Claus figurines with brown ink like I did. “America is less and less white, but a melanin-deficient Santa remains the default in commercials, mall casting calls, and movies,” - Aisha Harris.

Don’t Subject Your Kids to Rudolph

Caitlin Flanagan The Atlantic
The world is bleak enough as it is. Of all the disturbing things in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, nothing competes with Donner’s rejection of his son. Donner is horrified by the nose.


Christmas (and Class) Behind the Scenes

Kathy M. Newman Working Class Perspectives
If you’re a Christmas movie/work freak like me, enjoy The Holiday Movies that Made Us and think about the thousands of unsung underlings who work behind the scenes.

Tidbits - Dec. 19, 2019 - Reader Comments: Impeachment Matters; 2020 Elections as Anti-War Vote; Trump Jobs are Low-Wage; Free Public Transit; Family Separation-Nativity Scene; Greta Thunbeg: TIME Person of Year; Resources; Announcements

Reader Comments: Impeachment Matters; 2020 Elections and Anti-War Vote; Trump Jobs Creation are Low-Wage; Free Public Transit - Kansas City Sets Example; Family Separation as Nativity Scene; Greta Thunbeg: TIME Person of Year; Resources; Announcement
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