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(From Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Byline: Gino de la Paz
Who gets to own the top Christmas delivery franchise this season? Uhm, surprise! Its holiday fiction time!
HE SHOULD BE GETTING CRUNK TO 50 Cent and partying with the shorties like its His birthday because traditionally, uhm, it is. But for some reason, Jesus Christ is puzzlingly and biblically sad during Christmastime. Why, you ask? Those darn popularity surveys.
For decades now, whenever the December sweeps roll along, Jesus always winds up second to that superchubby dude in the red suit, Santa Claus. He thought His newly-minted Hollywood box office statusand totally rad (Pontius) Pilates-toned bodwould be enough to win the kids over. Duh, He was wrong. These days, it takes more than Mel Gibson, a dazzling command of Aramaic, and a fistful of miracles to boost weak PR. Thank, er, God the idea of an image makeover hit Him sooner than later. And thank God some more it didnt involve hooking up with Angelina Jolie and handing out donations to quake victims in Islamabad, Pakistan. Though Jesus Christ considered it. …