Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Christmas Spirit

So many people are arguing about how to celebrate Christmas, that my light display next year will be so Christmassy, even though of us who do still celebrate Christmas will be overwhelmed:
Sparks flew when U.S. President George W. Bush sent out cards referring to the "holiday season," a leading Republican declared the decorated tree on the Capitol lawn a "Christmas Tree" and not a "Holiday Tree" and the logger who cut down the tree for the Boston Common was so upset when officials called it a "Holiday Tree" that he said he'd rather see it fed into a wood chipper.

"'Happy Holidays' and 'Season's Greetings' are not a substitute for 'Merry Christmas,"' said Manuel Zamorano, head of the Sacramento, California-based Committee to Save Merry Christmas, which organizes store boycotts over holiday advertising.

"Christmas is the holiday and 'Merry Christmas' is what we want to hear," he said. "It's political correctness gone amok."
Ok, maybe their going a little overboard, but it's about time someone did, before we lose the ability to celebrate every holiday we have always held sacred. Think I'm over exaggerating? In cauliflower, our children were not allowed to have Christmas or Halloween parties in school because it may offend the other children. Well, I'll tell you what, it's offensive to me not to celebrate. I'm with these people:
A school system in Texas found itself in court after teachers asked children to bring white -- rather than red and green -- napkins to a party, while Annapolis, Maryland raised hackles by calling its evergreen boughs and ribbons on public buildings the "Hanging of the Greens" rather than "Christmas decorations."
Daily Links:
En Garde! The Safe Bedside Table - My only question, is it bulletproof?
Do It For The Kittens - Sick and Wrong, I know but I still laughed.

1 comment:

kickstand said...

this whole holiday v. xmas thing is stupid. People should say whatever they feel comfortable saying to each other. It's the PC police who should be shot for this one.