A couple of weeks ago, I read about how folks can now buy Christmas trees online. National Lampoon’s Clark Griswald would be so bummed – what happened to families heading out to a tree lot or tree farm and squabbling over the tree’s height, width, symmetry, etc. Ah, the good old days. Well now comes word that, earlier this week, Pope Benedict XVI lit the world’s biggest Christmas tree via a tablet computer from the comfort of the Vatican. He then tweeted a message of prayers and blessings. Really?
Yes, nothing says “Tradition” and “Happy Holidays” like gathering the family around the computer screen and clicking “send” for your Christmas tree, having the leader of the Catholic Church light the world’s largest tree remotely from his tablet, then getting a festive celebratory tweet from him.