Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Holiday cigar cheers (and some good advice)

By Hayward Tenney

"Happy Holidays?" That's what you get when "political correctness" trumps common sense. Here's the bottom line: it's December 24th, I endured a tempest of ice and freezing rain to get to work this morning, and frankly, I'd rather be at home with my family. In short, I feel I've earned the right say "Merry Christmas." There, was that so hard?

Something about this season crosses all belief systems. A certain je ne sais quoi uniting us all, regardless of religious convictions. Something that lifts our spirits and renews us for the work of the year ahead. I speak, of course, about making merry with fine cigars.

Rest assured, I've got a couple of doozies lined up for the next week or so. And while I'm not here to brag, I will say it culminates New Year's Eve with a pair of PadrĂ³n 1926 80th Anniversary Maduros, one for me and one for my brother. But it's not just the cigar, or the occasion, or the company - it's more than the sum of those.

What I’m getting at is this: Whatever your beliefs, most of us will enjoy some R&R this time of year. Slow down and really relish every moment you have with your family. Eat, drink, and be merry. And above all, punctuate it all with the finest cigars in your humidor!

2 comments:

Travis Lindsay said...

Merry Christmas and nice cigar selection. ;)

Thud said...

You know, I don't have any problem with anyone saying "Merry Christmas" to me. I just wish they wouldn't say it like it was threat. The worst thing that's happened to this season is having well-wishes turned into political statement. I have people in my neighborhood with signs that say "Merry CHRISTmas" and who wear buttons reading "Say 'Merry Christmas' to me!"

Sucks all the joy out of it. Hope you're having a nice December.