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Has Christmas become too gay?

The gayest time of the year

The holiday season is in full swing. I know this because I spent my entire weekend looking for icing-covered sugar cookies shaped like Jolly ol' Saint Nick (there's something strangely fascinating about biting into his beard). Then, I pulled out all my glittery stars and glass balls from storage so I could make my home look 'Martha Stewart' worthy.

My home certainly smelled like the holidays after I found a lovely little jar-candle scented like ginger spice. Not the red-headed gal from the former super girl-group, the sweet and spicy baking spice. It's actually burning as I write this. Mmm.

The candle's only downfall is that it urges me to eat more and more of those giant St. Nick cookies. In case you're wondering, Fratelli Bakery on the Drive makes the best in the city.

At any rate, I'm eating more sweets and have developed a strange addiction to cake decorating shows on The Food Network. I hope this won't be my New Year's Eve body downfall, but then that's another story.

While I was wandering the city streets looking for anything festive and gay to add to my holiday decoration collection and help to get me 'in the mood', I realized that EVERYTHING about this holiday is gay. Garlands, roasted chestnuts, blinking-coloured lights, silver tinsel, shiny ornaments, gingerbread men, mulled wine, street choirs, fuzzy stockings, tree toppers. Gay, Gay, GAY! Don't even get me started on all the shopping and wrapping that goes on.

So I started thinking, if this holiday is already so darn gay, is it possible that it has gotten too gay? Then I came across the billboard pictured above.

It's in LA (I saw it online) and they are indeed selling plastic, rainbow pride Christmas trees. Seriously. Be sure to read the 'story' behind the tree. The conifer talks about coming out in a thrift store in San Francisco surrounded by revellers yelling 'fabulous!'.

And speaking of really gay, Virgin Mobile is running a series of fun Christmas ads right now. The one about the Wise Men is particularly cute, so I thought I'd share it with you.

Apparently it's been banned from TV broadcast which means, of course, that it will be seen by way more people. Does anyone find it offensive?

Then there's a little ditty from this week's episode of GLEE. I couldn’t resist. It's a duet that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy, even if it's pouring rain and grey outside.

So there you have it - the current state of the holiday from a gay perspective. Too gay? I actually don't think there's such a thing. The truth is that we need more gay whenever and wherever we can get it. Like it or not, there's no escaping the fancy nature of this sparkly season, so celebrate and flaunt it!

Now I need another cookie.

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