Have A KKK Christmas!

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Since Hair Balls is here to serve, we have a Hints from Heloise-style Christmas decorating recommendation, courtesy of one loyal Hair Balls reader: the "Original Christmas Cross" yard decoration from the American Family Association.

"Light up your front yard, porch, patio, driveway, business, organization or church this holiday season with a stunning Christmas cross," reads the AFA website.

Yeah, it's stunning, all right, in the way that only a burning cross can stun. Or, as our Hair Balls correspondent notes: "Merry Christmas from the KKK. Seriously, what were they thinking?"

By the way, the conservative Christian AFA, besides advocating for the criminalization of homosexuality, has been on the front lines of the "War on Christmas." So we guess that's why it's the Original Christmas Cross, not the Original Holiday Cross.

- Cathy Matusow

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