Thursday, December 20, 2007

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

As Christmas approaches, I am finding the greeting of 'Happy Holidays' and the playing of songs like Frosty the Snowman in stores jangling on my nerves.

Not that I object to friendly assistants wishing me a 'Happy Holiday' or dislike Christmas songs. Rather it's a disoriented feeling of something being wrong.

The word 'Christmas' has vanished. So too have carols and you have to search hard for cards of Nativity scenes, as if they are a relic for grandma who can't cope with les jolies vacances.

Public Christmas trees are renamed 'holiday trees'.

The problem stems in part from the US Constitution with it's separation of church and State. It is argued that public use of the term 'Christmas' is tantamount to the government supporting Christianity.

But it also reflects the influence of political correctness.

Christianity gave Christmas to the world. It is time to reclaim The Day.

Happy Christmas, everyone!

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