Have a Very National Socialist Christmas!

Did you know that before The Grinch Stole Christmas the Nazis Stole Christmas? True. Take a look at these vintage Nazi Christmas tree ornaments on swastika wrapping paper!

Odin’s Cross and Nazi wrapping paper really gets one into the holiday spirit, no?

“Nazi Germany celebrated Christmas without Christ with the help of swastika tree baubles, ‘Germanic’ cookies and a host of manufactured traditions, a new exhibition has shown.

The way the celebration was gradually taken over and exploited for propaganda purposes by Hitler’s Nazis is detailed in a new exhibition.

Rita Breuer has spent years scouring flea markets for old German Christmas ornaments.
She and her daughter Judith developed a fascination with the way Christmas was used by the atheist Nazis, who tried to turn it into a pagan winter solstice celebration.”

This is funny and ironic, because Christmas started out as a pagan celebration.

“A winter festival was the most popular festival of the year in many cultures. Reasons included the fact that less agricultural work needs to be done during the winter, as well as an expectation of better weather as spring approached.[17] Modern Christmas customs include: gift-giving and merrymaking from Roman Saturnalia; greenery, lights, and charity from the Roman New Year; and Yule logs and various foods from Germanic feasts.[18] Pagan Scandinavia celebrated a winter festival called Yule, held in the late December to early January period. As Northern Europe was the last part to Christianize, its pagan traditions had a major influence on Christmas. Scandinavians still call Christmas Jul. In English, the word Yule is synonymous with Christmas,[19] a usage first recorded in 900.”

In any event, the Nazis failed.

“Happily, t5he [sic – beef] German people mostly ignored the clumsy propaganda efforts and continued with the same traditions as before.”

And no wonder.

Swastika shaped cookies could never top a gingerbread man.

6 Responses to “Have a Very National Socialist Christmas!”

  1. thefrollickingmole Says:

    Now thats just wrong on so many levels…

  2. Carpe Jugulum Says:

    The wrapping paper and the bauble in the middle i got…..the others i wouldn’t have known unless you posted them….go figure…you learn something new in the intermong….

    • Carpe Jugulum Says:

      PS…….forgot to add…..it’s Friday evening…….drinking a fine whiskey…….may become incoherent later……….i apologise in advance………..that or it’s Lady Jugulms fault, or i’m being tortured, either one works for me.

    • bingbing Says:

      Regardless, you’ll be in good company. Lady bingbing arriving at 11:30 or so. That’s 1:30 your time. How the fuck I’m gonna be coherent by then is still being worked out.

      It’s almost like Copenhagen (hey, it makes sense at the moment).

  3. CommieBlaster Says:

    Healthcare is “The Crown Jewel of Socialism”. Learn more about Communist Obamacare here: http://www.commieblaster.com/healthcare/index.html

  4. The Wizard of WOZ Says:

    Its only half OT, but this article about the wonders of socialism puts things into perspective…

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