I’m writing this missive to express my sadness and anger regarding the widespread substitution of the word “holiday” for Christmas in our country today.
We do NOT buy “holiday gifts.” When was the last time you received a Memorial Day gift? We do NOT receive “holiday bonuses” from our employers. We do NOT erect and decorate “holiday trees.” Does anyone decorate a tree on Independence Day? We do NOT go “holiday shopping.”
Holiday season? Sure, there’s Christmas and New Years. Fine and dandy. But all the rest of this “holiday,” rampant, over usage is political correctness run amok. Please, all you broadcast media, print media, and merchants, stop already! Recognize it for what it is. CHRISTMAS! The celebration of the birthday of Jesus Christ!
Are you afraid of offending someone? Well, our country existed for over 200 years calling the birth of Jesus CHRISTMAS and we got along just fine. Personally, as a Christian, I’m offended that we keep sterilizing Christmas into just another “holiday.”
Heaven help us!
Gary L. Batty
Sunday, December 23, 2012