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“I was at – forgive the expression – a Christmas party,” NPR reporter Nina Totenberg interjected on Inside Washington in the weekend’s oddest cautionary separation from a common description for a common event, seemingly embarrassed to invoke any religious terminology for Christmas. She didn’t say what she’d prefer for parties this time of the year to be named. “Winter solstice party”? Just plain old “holiday party”? Or a “seasonal gathering”?
Originally posted by WickettheRabbit
reply to post by kalisdad
When do we start the Airing of Grievances? Followed closely by the Feats of Strength!
Originally posted by Seeker Mom
Great post. Star for you, OP!
This refusal to use the word "Christmas" is part of a big old backlash to the evangelicals for flipping out over Halloween several years ago. I once had so much fun participating in my children's Halloween parties and carnivals, but around 10 years or so ago we were no longer allowed to dress in costumes and had to call the parties Fall festivals and such nonsense. I thought to myself back then that the world had gone mad. I know it for sure these days.
And of course, we wouldn't dare want to offend anyone living in this country who practices any other religion.
Originally posted by Skyfloating
This so-called "controversy" was created by obnoxious cultural-marxists who go around feeling "oppressed" by Christmas-Decoration and the Holiday in general....ooops...I used the word "Holiday" which comes from "Holy Day".
Im no Christian myself, but I enjoy the idea of Christmas Spirit.
Originally posted by snusfanatic
reply to post by SaturnFX
i'm a christian and when i was in highschool i often accompanied one of my girlfriends to an -excuse this expression- a synagogue.