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This is so not directed at anyone on here, but the cranks (on both sides of the issue) who are keeping the "War On Christmas" bullshit alive. Just want to get this off my chest without being officially kicked out of that side of the family...

Some of my dad's family keeps making pointed posts about how they're going to keep saying "CHRISTMAS" thank you very much. Here's a post from my second cousin's FB wall: Just so everyone knows, I have a CHRISTMAS TREE in my living room (not a holiday tree), my kids are getting CHRISTMAS PRESENTS (not holiday gifts) and we will eat CHRISTMAS DINNER (not a holiday meal), and I will attend a CHRISTMAS PARTY (not a holiday party). I will also very cheerfully wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS! (not... happy holidays). By the way, if you want to have a Happy Hanukah , by all means do, I respect that. If you want to have a Blessed Kwanzaa, I also respect that. I want to have a Merry Christmas, so I ask YOU to respect that! Repost if you agree

Like they're saying, "How dare you try to make me acknowledge Others? I am not Other, so I don't have to say Other!"

And the worst of all, the "I respect that". As if everyone else needs your fucking blessing to worship the way they will or won't? ARRGH!

And to what is essentially "my side": not being able to say Christmas, (as I guess some schools are doing? I hope that's wrong, please tell me it's wrong) is just as stupid. And worse, you're making the cranks who think "Happy Holidays" is a WAR ON CHRISTMAS OMG right! So please stop that, thanks.

Happy Holidays is supposed to be inclusive, and whatever the hell you celebrate, I wish it to be happy.

I kind of wish I could just say "Fuck You!" instead of anything (to those people) at this point. I'd get to be sincere and they'd get to be outraged for a real reason...

To those people who are not getting all up in arms about "Happy Holidays", I wish you a Merry Christmas, a Blessed Yule, Bright Solstice, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, and/or Happy Non-Denominational Winter Festivities Day.

...see how much faster it is to just say "Happy Holidays"?

Date: 2011-12-06 02:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ayla-britestar.livejournal.com
I'm with you on the Happy Holidays issue. Some of my republican, Tea Party relatives make snide comments about not saying Merry Christmas.

How about Merry Fuck You-Mas to the cranks who don't get the sharing of all festivities?

Date: 2011-12-07 03:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dukerevolution.livejournal.com
I wrote this Note back in 2009, but I'm no less in favor of it today:


So, it's that time of year again. Time when the PC Police and the Right-wingers go at each other and fight over the one thread that ties us together: the English language. I'll keep it short.

It came to my attention some years ago when Bill O'Reilly's "War on Christmas" tirade launched the opening salvos in what would become a tired, stale argument that goes on every year. The gist of it is that some people say, "Happy Holidays" to greet each other during this season, and some of the wingnuts take offense to that, believing it to marginalize the Christmas holiday.

Whatever I think on the matter is irrelevant, and heaven knows enough digital ink has been spilled about this. But it comes down to this: I want no part in your inane war. I do not want to consider my audience every time I speak - I save such care for academia and family gatherings. I will not take a side in a battle that ought not to be waged.

Therefore, I resolve this holiday season to do what I did last year. I will not wish anyone anything. No Happy Holidays, no Merry Christmas. If a stranger wishes me one thing or another, I will say "Thanks, you too."

Why am I doing this? A protest. As I mentioned, the whole supposed "War on Christmas" is a phantom created by those who hold Christmas above anything else. I actually lean towards saying "Happy Holidays," not because of any politically correct interests, but because the holidays encompass Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and the New Year's block. Saying "Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year, safe travels, go with God, and don't take any wooden nickels" would work, but that's too cumbersome. Therefore, Happy Holidays.

Except I don't want to be pegged as a warrior. So...

"Thanks, you too."

Date: 2011-12-14 02:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rin-kali.livejournal.com
David agrees with you, BTW. Oh, also me :)

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