The Many Memes of Christmas
By: Jeff Westover
Christmas memes have become not only a staple of each holiday season online but they have found a place year round. Christmas, it seems, has memes for every season.
There is an entire generation – or two – that does not understand the idea of memes at all. And there is yet another generation that cannot look at anything in life without them. Memes have been the subject of philosophy courses and marketing classes alike. There just isn’t much out there that is as pervasive in our culture than the meme.
A meme is a statement of humor, irony, sarcasm or wit tied to anything catching the public’s attention. It is a yet another form of personal expression. For those seeking a technical definition of memes, click here.
Some would call the meme a recent phenomenon of the Internet. It began, some say with the Dancing Baby and it has created stars from cultural icons like Grumpy Cat. But technically you can call anything from clever bumper stickers to Norman Rockwell “memes”. People have always used images and art to make statements.
Christmas season is frequently known as “meme season” online. Everyone, it seems, has opinions about Christmas.
Memes are often irreverent. They tackle even the thorniest of issues. Sometimes they can be mean, cruel or profane. Most often, they make a point:
Frequently, popular memes that have nothing to do with Christmas get recycled and re-used as Christmas memes:
When it comes to Christmas, a popular theme are popular Christmas movie images that make a statement:
Here are some of our favorite memes of Christmas:
To see more of our collection of memes, please visit our Media Library on the Merry Forums
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