Gut Rumbles

December 14, 2004

all i want for christmas...

... is to live through it.

More Americans die from heart attacks and other natural causes on Christmas, the day after and on New Year's Day than on any other days of the year, the researchers reported.

It is probably because people are feeling too busy or too festive to go to the hospital over the winter holiday season, the researchers wrote in Monday's issue of the journal Circulation.

Road Rage, deadly physical assaults in shopping malls, kids killing themselves with new toys and spouses shooting one another over adulterous activities at Christmas parties I could understand. But just keeling over and dropping dead on Christmas seems odd to me. Stress comes in many forms.

By the way, I want to thank all my readers who have sent me Christmas cards and gifts this year. I am stunned, impressed and pleased by your generosity. I would say that I am HUMBLED, too, but you know me better than that. But I thank you all, just the same.

I really mean that.


The hospitals and doctors are not exactly doing their finest work during the holidays. I wish there was a law that prohibited any type of Christmas sales, advertising , music, etc until 2 weeks prior to Christmas.

Posted by: James Old Guy on December 14, 2004 12:17 PM

You'll likely get my card after Christmas. ; )

(I was mailing them last year on the 23rd...)

Posted by: Key on December 15, 2004 09:44 AM
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