03:03:04 AM Nov 14th 2015
There is a warning on not putting real-life other names for other Holidays than Christmas. But I feel that Grinch Night (Grinch version of Halloween in the cartoon, used in a TV special) fits the bill perfectly… except that it's not a Christmas alternate universe expy, but a Halloween one…
03:22:16 PM Jan 5th 2011
Removed this exchange for thread mode reasons.
- ** Not quite a holiday, but Terry slips up once and refers to a child being Christened in Mort. Woops.*** In fact, "christening" means more or less literally "anointing". At several points during the Catholic baptism (known as christening) the penitent is anointed (with water, with oil, and with chrism [itself a mixture of olive oil and balsam... Catholics like their babies savory]). In fact, anointing with oils was a very common practice across cultures, as such oils were central to their lives. Christening may be the more common term, but there it is.
01:43:12 PM Dec 27th 2017
That's not what Etymology Online says:
- c. 1200, "to baptize into the Christian church," from Old English cristnian "to baptize," literally "to make Christian," from cristen "Christian" (see Christian).