Politically Correct Holiday Stories: For an Enlightened Yuletide Season
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' A Christmas Carol), legitimize the stereotype of a merry, overweight p
My personal favorite is the PC "A Christmas Carol". The immortal first line of the original - "Marley was dead: to begin with." Becomes "Marley was non-viable, to begin with".
Enjoy--but probably best to re...more
Although I am a true fan of Christmas, and love all of the original versions of these stories I couldn't have been happier about the jest poked in the direction of a society to absorbed in political corectness that it has forgotten the joy of a season. For an off-beat Christmas treat I urge you to pick up this book.
In this holiday version of the original book, Garner revisits our favorite...more
I think the theme of this book is not to be obsessive about including every group and not offending...more
This tiny book is a collection of short re-imagined holiday tales that have been politically corrected. The reindeer lobby for better rights, Clara won't go off with the nutcracker because "such a journey is symbolic of the violent abduction that occurs in the wedding night [s...more
No matter how much Christmas is a ripe subject to parody and criticize, Garner still doesn't get off without poking fun at his own characters when his Santa Claus tells th...more
**Politically Correct Holiday Stories, rated 14+ (to appreciate the stories for social satire, younger ones that are socially aware would be fine 11+), rated 4/5 stars.
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maybe someday i will pick this up again and read the rest. when i do, it's rating would probably raist up to a 3 or 4 star. right now, i feel that i need to rush it back to the library to make sure that others get a chance to read the 1st story.