Sunday, December 24, 2023


 Hello Everybody! The Free Choice E-zine's Editor-In-Chief Lee Houston, Junior here because Piper D. Katt and Koda Canine, your resident comedians, have the holidays off and won't be back on duty until after the new year begins.
So I'm all alone here in the TFCE office, but don't feel too bad for me. I'll only be here long enough to post this and set the Blogger Timer to post our Christmas and Kwanzaa/Boxing Day greetings afterwards.

A look at any calendar reveals those aforementioned tree-mendous🎄 holidays ahead! Then after Christmas everyone can look forward to New Year's Eve parties and 2024.

I'm sure everyone's done their decorating by now and are trying to rush through at least gift wrapping🎁 and meal planning, if not crazily dash through stores for that last moment whatever.

Except for my brief sojourn here today, all my work is done except waiting for "the big day", December 25th, to arrive.
I am decent in my gift giving, doing the best I can with what I've got, but my presents get a bad wrap.

What is the perfect gift?
A broken drum. Nobody can beat that.

How much does Santa pay to park his sleigh?
Nothing. It’s on the house.

But wait, there’s myrrh!

You all know the religious story behind the baby Jesus' birth and the nightmare his parents went through around his arrival. Back then there was at least just as many people who were afraid of an unborn child as there were those who welcomed its arrival.
But isn't it ironic?

The Christmas season is supposed to be about peace and love, let alone goodwill toward all.
Why this isn't all year round is another matter but among all the topics in and out of current news, many hate illegal alien refugees coming from foreign lands.
Whether fleeing war, poverty or whatever, they all arrive on the shores of America.
From their perspective, a legendary and historic land of promises and dreams in hopes of finding a new start.
Yet these same illegal alien haters set up nativity scenes showing two famous refugees desperately looking for shelter.
A poor couple expecting their first child who were following their nation’s laws to the letter; because then Roman Emperor Caesar Augustus wanted a census of all Jews and they had to go to Joseph's home town of Bethlehem to comply.
Need I go on?

In any event...
Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza or whatever; there is one gift I wish and sincerely hope everyone eventually receives.

Enjoy the holiday(s) and the Sunday Funnies will return next weekend to celebrate New Year's Eve.🥳
Lee Houston, Junior
Editor-In-Chief: The Free Choice E-zine.

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