Considering that Ron English’s art is hanging on a Christmas Tree at the White House, this ‘Santa Christ’ illustration and accompanying Yuletide poem is especially magical.

I don’t mean to offend
Or speak out of turn
But the man they called Jesus
Shall never return
He’s not indifferent
Or above our concern
2000 years later
We still haven’t learned
No matter how we may pray
No matter how we may yearn
No ascension
No return

No he’s not in heaven
No he’s not in an urn
He’s not in that place
Where sinners all burn
No Jesus never died
High up on that cross
No human kind
Never suffered that loss
Being a martyr
Just wasn’t his role
Dying so young
Just wasn’t his goal
Jesus just aged
Into a jolly ole soul
On top of the world
High on the North Pole

Merry Christmas from the Englishes