Today I had totally planned on taking the whole day and going hunting. But a few days ago the After School Program coordinator that I work with asked if I would help her out today at the program's booth at the local Holiday Bazaar held in the school's gym. So I revamped my plans and am still hoping to get out this afternoon to hunt but if I don't I always have tomorrow. All of that is kind of beside the point though.
Why is it that we can't say Christmas anymore? Is it so horrible to say a Christmas activity rather than "Holiday". Granted I have Jewish and Muslim friends and they celebrate other important holidays during this season and I absolutely respect that... but not a single one (that I know personally) is offended when I say Christmas. As a matter of fact most of them refer to this as the Christmas season. So why can't I? I am not ashamed of being a Christian or my desire to celebrate the birth of Our Lord. And honestly I think most people feel the same way. I understand with school functions there is supposed to be a separation of church and state but we still say the pledge every day with the line "One Nation under God" so isn't saying Christmas along those same lines?
Maybe I'm way off here. And I know it probably irks some folks when I go Christmas shopping or just out to the local store and when the cashier says "Happy Holidays" (because of course they are trained to be politically correct) I make a point of saying "Merry Christmas" in return. Keep in mind I do this AFTER Thanksgiving. Currently since it is still before Thanksgiving I'm saying "Have a Happy Thanksgiving". I think its important to give each specific holiday their time in the spot light.
But anyway... that's my rant and rave for the day. Its probably unimportant and most people will just roll their eyes at this and that is certainly your right. For me however I will wish you great joy in your Thanksgiving preparations and hope to see a few of you at the CHRISTMAS Bazaar today!