War on Christmas

by Sal on December 14, 2005

in Culture,Religion

Is it just me, or has the incessant battle to change “Christmas” into the “Holiday Season” reached a turning point?

Case in point. This year,

  • Retailer Target originally was banning the use of the word Christmas from its advertising. After volumes of complaints, it decided to use both Christmas and Hanukkah.
  • Wal-Mart, in a similar scenario, after complaints changed its “Holiday Page” on its website to a “Christmas Page”.
  • Lowe’s, after protest, stopped selling “Holiday Trees” and began selling “Christmas Trees”.
  • The Senate recently passed a resolution renaming the Capital “Holiday Tree” to a “Christmas Tree” after five years of the former.
  • Retailers are starting to say “Merry Christmas” again as opposed to “Happy Holidays” due to irate consumer protests.

It seems that the people in this country have grown sick of the political correctness surrounding Christmas, and are fighting back.

So, Merry Christmas season to all, and Happy Hanukkah to our Jewish friends.

On a more absurd note, an Australian environmental group has declared that Christmas is contributing to Global Warming and is negatively affecting the environment. I kid you not!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Mike December 14, 2005 at 2:28 pm

Strangely enough, Christmas seems to be getting a fair shake in New York today, at least where I’ve been.


thelamp November 19, 2006 at 4:02 pm

Although I was aware of Wal-Mart, I was surprised to learn about those other examples of “Holiday” was changed back to Christmas. Strangely enough the word Holiday came from “Holy Day”. I can’t wait to say MERRY CHRISTMAS.



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