Chris Rock on Christmas

by Glenn on November 16, 2014

In the midst of his opening monologue on Saturday Night Live (2 November 2014), Chris Rock captured our zeitgest:

“It’s America. We commercialize everything. Look what we did to Christmas. Christmas is Jesus’ birthday. Now I don’t know Jesus, but from what I’ve read Jesus is the least materialistic person to ever roam the earth. No bling on Jesus. Jesus kept a low profile and we turned his birthday into the most materialistic day of the year. Matter of fact, we have the Jesus birthday season. It’s a whole season of materialism. Then at the end of the Jesus birthday season we have the nerve to have an economist come on TV and tell you how horrible the Jesus birthday season was this year. “Oh, we had a horrible Jesus’ birthday season this year. Hopefully business will pick up by his crucifixion.”

A prophetic word from a secular comic. Chris Rock has his finger on the pulse.