Seems that due to the gridlock caused by the GOP, and because there are several bills that need to be passed BEFORE 1 JAN, Harry Reid is now telling Congress that they're gonna have to work up to Christmas. So now, the "party of family values" is bitching that Reid has a thing against Christians, which is why he's slapping the face of Christians everywhere because he wants to make Congress finish what is on their plate. Got a question for the GOP idiots..........do our troops in Afghanistan get Christmas off? Do hospitals close for the holidays? What about police officers or firefighters? I've personally worked ON CHRISTMAS for most of the time I was in the Navy. Why? Someone had to man the duty office, and I was single. Besides, it meant they wouldn't bug me for New Years. Besides.............the 12 days of Christmas is actually Saturnalia, which is a period of merry making and drinking in celebration of the Roman deity Saturn. December 25th refers to the birthday of a Norse deity called Odin. Yeshua (Jesus) was actually born in the fall, not during the Winter Solstice. Harry Reid doesn't hate Christians, he wants Congress to do their jobs. Besides............it's a pagan holiday anyway, which is why I find it curious that good Christians would be bitching about it. The Puritans in Ma. outlawed it for a time because of that.