Friday, December 09, 2005

Yes, Virginia, There is a Christmas

I can’t imagine too many lefties wanting to get rid of Christmas. After all, it is a day off work. But it seems clear that there is a push by the more strident and outspoken wing of the left to throw Christmas, Hannakuh and Kwanzaa into the same bag of “holidays.” In fact, in fear of the ACLU and the politically correct, etc., some stores have begun eliminating any mention of the word “Christmas” in their advertising. They want us to shop for Christmas, but they don’t want to identify their sales, etc., that way.

It’s schizophrenic. It’s insulting. It’s as if “Christmas” has been deemed an obscene word.

Christmas shopping has been a bit challenging for me this year. I won’t shop at a lot of my usual places, because I don’t want to be part of the trend to deChristmasize Christmas. My stance annoys my daughter, who is my Christmas shopping companion. She just wants to go where she wants to go!

I am with those who recognize that commercialism has secularized Christmas to a great degree, and I myself am often caught up in the buy!buy!buy! distortion of what Christmas should be about. That’s another article. But this year, at least, I want to shop for my family members’ gifts in celebration of Christmas, not in celebration of the non-offensive “holidays.”

Some other articles about Christmas, here, here, here, and here.

Definitely more than a trend.


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