Friday, December 24, 2004

It Is Christmas Eve

It is Christmas Eve and I am filled with a mixture of childish excitement, wonder, and a very adult sense of wonder-ing. It appears there is a big push in Kentucky, perhaps the nation, that it is very impolite to actually say "Merry Christmas" to someone. The correct response is supposed to be "Happy Holidays." Isn't that a bit odd? It is to me. The reason for Christmas was to celebrate the birth of Christ. You can't get away from it. The word Christmas came from the term Christ's Mass where everyone would go and have a special service. There isn't any way around it, Christmas is a Christian holiday and it is filled with great fun for old and young, for the devout and not so devout. It is wonderful to me that people all over the world can enjoy something about Christmas. It doesn't matter if you give presents or receive them. What matters is this wonderful sense of peace and happiness this season brings. What is wrong, then, with saying "Merry Christmas" to someone? Is America so paranoid of insulting someone we, Americans, Christians, cannot stand up for who we are and say such jovial words to the world? It just doesn't seem...Well, American.

I'm sorry if it is politically incorrect folks, but


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