It’s Conflation-mas time!

December 13, 2008 | By | Reply More

You’d never know that there was an energy crisis in South St. Louis, based on the extravagant use of Christmas lighting.   My family and I walked through one neighborhood that pushed the envelope even further than the usual level of extravagance, drawing dozens of cars.  The tradition is apparently to cruise through–almost no one got out and walked, though some dared to roll down their car windows:

How much extravagance?  This much

Why do I call it Conflation-mas?  Because disparate characters end up celebrating together.   This includes penguins, snowmen and pagan trees . . .

. . . as well as Santa giving homage to a Caucasian Baby Jesus, or is that Baby Jesus giving homage to Santa?


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Category: American Culture, Energy, Religion

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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