The Corner

Don we now our vague apparel

I see Amazon (to whom I am generally well disposed, even though they grossly underestimated demand and have thus managed to sell out of my own Christmas single) are having a special sale called “The Twelve Days Of Holiday“.

That’s an even lamer PC rewrite than the one offered up by the Royal Canadian Mint a couple of holiday seasons back to promote their range of grisly commemorative coin sets – “The Twelve Days Of Giving”:

On the first day of giving, my true love gave to me…

Etc. Even by the standards of the age, the ability of the marketing department to combine the reflex urge to eliminate all references to the offensive word “Christmas” with the savvy to exploit beloved old songs about, er, Christmas is impressive.

Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.


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