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´Happy Holidays?´ But
I Only Celebrate One

American Thinker, by Brenda Zurita

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Posted By:magnante, 12/24/2013 7:58:54 AM

Growing up in New York, I loved the week before Christmas vacation (yes, that is what it was called) in elementary school. We would make Christmas and Hanukkah decorations for our classrooms and then the day before vacation, all the classes would congregate in the main hallway, and we would sing Christmas carols and Hanukkah songs. (snip)Fast forward to today where "Happy Holidays" is issued forth because we don´t want to offend anyone. That´s ironic because lumping everyone´s holy day in together actually denigrates them all. It sends the message that we don´t want to really know what other people

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dulac, 12/24/2013 8:43:43 AM     (No. 9666432)

I couldn´t open the article so I apologize if this was covered. Since I couldn´t read the whole piece, I am responding to the title and opening only. I would ask the author if she celebrates Thanksgiving (approx. one month earlier)or New Year´s Day (one week later than Christmas)? I do. I celebrate all three holidayS. So please feel free to wish me Happy HolidayS. It´s appropriate and relevant to me and I am grateful for your kindness. And if you don´t know me well enough to know if I am Christian, Jewish, or other, then thank you for your blanket statement of good will. It is most appreciated. I am a steadfast, lifelong Christian but don´t need everyone else to be one or act like one to feel validated. Get over this petty grievance, folks. I thought it was the liberals who insisted everyone see the world the way they did.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: FLCracker, 12/24/2013 9:08:10 AM     (No. 9666475)

Oh, I dunno. The Holiday Season, including New Year´s Day, the Twelve Days of Christmas, the Feast of the Epiphany (6 Jan), St. Stephen´s Day (26 Dec) (of "Good King Wenceslas" fame), the Feast of the Innocents (28 Dec), Boxing Day (also 26 Dec).

And then, various Christian denominations celebrate these things based on different calendars.

So, Happy Holidays!



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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bazi, 12/24/2013 9:40:26 AM     (No. 9666517)

Complaints about lacklusters sales this year? I have a remedy:
Since retailers depend on Christmas gift-giving specifically to get their books in the black, they would do well to bring back cheerful Merry Christmas greetings. Without Merry Christmas cheer, the shopping experience becomes another mundane chore.I think people would be more willing to open their wallets if they were in a celebratory mood rather than stifled at every turn.
Merry Christmas, Brenda



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Reply 4 - Posted by: zoidberg, 12/24/2013 10:19:19 AM     (No. 9666596)

Happy holiday, happy holiday
May the calendar keep bringing
Happy holidays to you

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Udanja99, 12/24/2013 10:49:49 AM     (No. 9666657)

Hanukkah ended weeks ago. There is only one holiday being celebrated right now and it is CHRISTMAS!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: killerbee, 12/24/2013 11:52:50 AM     (No. 9666742)

I always think of "holidays" as referring to Christmas and New Year´s. We said Happy Holidays when I was a kid and there wasn´t the war on Christianity that there is now. I use it the same way I did then. How someone takes it is up to them.

Easter´s the biggie in Chritianity anyway.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 12/25/2013 12:29:52 AM     (No. 9667208)

It is now December 25th. The only holiday on the calendar for today is Christmas.

Merry Christmas.

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