“Merry Christmas” A Saying Of The Past

Posted by: Fri, Dec 7, 2007

boiled over Last year I thought if I heard “Happy Holidays” one more time I was going to explode. I was so angry that I was trying to enjoy the Christmas season, the feeling of joy and all I was getting was “Happy Holidays”. This year it is even worse, I have heard “Have a Nice Day” more than I have heard “Happy Holidays”. Are you kidding me? People in this country are so afraid of offending someone that they say nothing at all! Yesterday I dropped my usual donation in the wonderful red kettle and the gentleman ringing the bell said, “Thank you” I waited but nothing no Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas. Wait a minute aren’t they collecting for Christmas? What is going on in this country?

They have ban religion in our government and our schools because they do not want to offend anyone. The county courthouse can not even display “Merry Christmas” or the traditional Nativity scene. The schools no longer are allowed to put up Christmas decorations or have a Christmas party. They call their vacation time winter break, not Christmas break. I understand that not everyone participates in Christmas, but why do we have to bow down to them and break our own traditions. It is not like we are pushing our beliefs on people we are just enjoying the celebration of our faith. I don’t protest the birthday party of the person down the road that I do not like, that would be ridiculous. Are people just scared of religion?

In an article published by The Washington Post in 2004 columnist Charles Krauthammer says it best,Christmas

“The attempts to de-Christianize Christmas are as absurd as they are relentless. The United States today is the most tolerant and diverse society in history. It celebrates all faiths with an open heart and open-mindedness that, compared to even the most advanced countries in Europe, are unique.
Yet more than 80 percent of Americans are Christian, and probably 95 percent of Americans celebrate Christmas. Christmas Day is an official federal holiday, the only day of the entire year when,for example, the Smithsonian museums are closed. Are we to pretend that Christmas is nothing but an orgy of commerce in celebration of . . . what? The winter solstice? “

Now in the year 2007 it has continued to get worse. We should be spreading good will to all not fighting over decorations and sayings that could offend someone. If you don’t like Christmas stay home and hibernate for the month of December and let us enjoy our holiday!

From us to you Merry Christmas!

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3 Responses to ““Merry Christmas” A Saying Of The Past”

  1. “Merry Christmas” A Saying Of The Past says:

    Dec. 10, 2007

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  2. heathen says:

    Dec. 12, 2007

    I can understand your frustration but realize that with the amount of diversity we have in the US today it can’t be assumed that everyone is Christian. Big business realizes this and, in an effort to accommodate all, have reverted to using Happy Holidays. I don’t think it’s in any way an attempt to eliminate Christmas but rather to not cater to one specific group. And coming from an atheist, I wish you a very merry Christmas.

  3. Chad & Stacey says:

    Dec. 14, 2007

    You have a good point heathan, I just miss the Christmas of the past where we all got along. There are many different views on this and we appreciate yours and thank you for the Merry Christmas. Stay safe on the road.

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