Politically Correct Holiday Stories

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Holiday tales have long delighted and entertained us, but until now they've always been burdened with society's skewed values and mores. Stories that reinforce the stifling class system (Dickens's A Christmas Carol), legitimize the stereotype of a merry, over-weight patriarchal oppressor (Santa Claus in The Night Before Christmas), and justify the domestication and subjugation of wild animals (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer) abound in the literature and lore of this season. Now James Finn Garner has stepped in to...
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Overview

Holiday tales have long delighted and entertained us, but until now they've always been burdened with society's skewed values and mores. Stories that reinforce the stifling class system (Dickens's A Christmas Carol), legitimize the stereotype of a merry, over-weight patriarchal oppressor (Santa Claus in The Night Before Christmas), and justify the domestication and subjugation of wild animals (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer) abound in the literature and lore of this season. Now James Finn Garner has stepped in to revise and improve these familiar tales to free our social consciousness from the ghost of prejudice past. From the newly revised "Nutcracker" to "Frosty the Persun of Snow," these stories rekindle the true holiday spirit and redefine the idea of "good will to all men" to include womyn, pre-adults, and companion animals as well.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780783815367
  • Publisher: Cengage Gale
  • Publication date: 12/1/1995
  • Pages: 125

Table of Contents

Introduction
'Twas the Night Before Solstice 1
Frosty the Persun of Snow 11
The Nutcracker 21
Rudolph the Nasally Empowered Reindeer 31
A Christmas Carol 41
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  • Posted January 10, 2014

    Great book

    If you ever want to prove to anyone just how ridiculous political correctness is, this is the book. I believe one of our problems is that we have lost the ability to laugh at ourselves. When we lose our sense of humor things go downhill and we all know what a great place we are in right now (sarcasm)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2012

    Hysterical book

    This book is so funny. I read it, and almost wet my pants. You'll love the story of Rudolf, the nasally empowered reindeer.

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  • Posted December 29, 2010

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    Hilarious book, perfect to take away some stress from holiday season

    This book is so funny, but yet so much of it rings true. Rudolph starts a union & tries to improve working conditions of the reindeer, the kids in the Night before Solstice free Santa's reindeer and the Father is disgusted by the boys Santa has (play guns, EZ bake ovens and Barbies - OH NO! so stereotypical and wrong gifts for children!). Frosty marches to DC (rather than through the town ) to protest against Global Warming before he melts, of course). I laughed out loud as a I read this book. It's a quick read and will definitely make anyone relax during the busy and hectic schedules of the holiday season.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 1999

    Let's All Learn a Lesson From Diminutive Timon

    Although this book was written in 1995, it's lessons ring as true today as they did in the era in which it was written. The government still oppresses persuns of snow. Nutcrackers continue to sexually harass young females. This book helps us to realize that instead of looking within ourselves to find the true meaning of Christmas, we should realize that our faults are not our own; they are the work of others, we are all just they results of the conditions of our environment.

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