No Xmas trees this year

United States
December 11, 2006 2:01pm CST
The official Christmas trees are still down at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, but a few little trees have popped up at airline counters. An employee at Frontier Airlines took up a collection on Monday and bought a few foot-tall trees for the counter. The initiative followed a decision by airport officials to remove its nine Christmas trees instead of adding a giant Jewish menorah to the holiday display as a rabbi had requested. Isn't this getting a little ridiculous? I heard on the news about Walmart going to back to saying "Merry Christmas" instead of "Happy Holidays." Why can't this time of year just be about the celebration and not the appropriate ways we should or should not be greeting people or decorating our lawns and businesses. I'm not offended when someone says "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas,"although I was raised in a Christian family. Can't we just put religion behind us for this one time of the year? What are your thoughts on seasonal greetings and decorations? Or any responses about the Seattle or Walmart incident?
2 responses
@Mickie30 (2636)
13 Dec 06
Hi the whole point of Christmas is that we celebrate Jesus's birth on this day so therefore Christmas is a Christian festival even though it was originally pagan and Jesus probably wasn't even born on this day but, most likely some time in September. Christmas is a special time for Christians to celebrate how much we love Jesus this is what it is all about. To say Happy Holidays or Happy Xmas is to take the Christ out of Christmas and this upsets me. I think we have gone too far on political correctness, but this is one festival that needs that otherwise Christ will be pushed out just like He is pushed out of the world. Many people celebrate Christmas without the true meaning for gifts and cards. My family being Jewish has done this, but they don't admit to the true meaning. Anyway better dash or I will be late for college.
@skyblade (483)
• United States
11 Dec 06
I don't know...I find it kind of annoying when I receive a "Christmas" card that says "Happy Holidays" are "Season's Greetings." All this concern about being politically correct is ridiculous.