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Old 12-21-2007, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Victoria, Canada
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It's starting to look alot like Christmas! Actually it's alot less like Christmas for many of us. Reading the newspapers from all over, I notice how careful they are not to say anything to offend anyone of a different culture/religion. Using words such as "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas".
The U.S and Canada are both countries of countless minorities, each entitled to be proud of their culture, and heritage, and how those beliefs and concepts fit into our American society.
Christmas and the message it offers are as much a part of Kentucky History as even "Basketball" and "Horse Racing". And Hockey for Canadians. Growing up in Ky.,I remember the bad winters,starting around Nov. we always required distractions, such as basketball. Closer to Dec., the Christmas programs at Chuch and school, Christmas caroling, helping mother bake,thumbing through the "Wish books" the Spiegel and Sears catalogs. We made our long lists of items we wanted for Christmas. Not that we got many of them. It was always items our parents decided to get us. But it was great getting up on Christmas morning to see our big surprise.
Part of the Christmas tradition today involves loathing the pressures of commercialism, and how it takes away from important messages about peace on earth and the generosity of love.
We should all be allowed to celebrate Christmas the way we always have, and not afraid of offending people with our "Merry Christmas"
There is no escaping that Dec. 25th marks the accepted Birthdate of Christianity's central figure. As such, this time of year is a chance for many to remember the "Lessons of Sunday School".
For others, any religious connection is a "NO NO". I do respect other people of different culture to celebrate the Holidays in their way.
Therefore, I feel, we as Americans have the same right to keep celebrating Christmas the way we always have in the past years.
When people of other culture come to the U.S. they should already realize how we celebrate. Christmas will always be around, and "Merry Christmas" will always be heard all over the U.S.
I hope all of you have a very merry Christmas, and a very happy New Year.
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Old 12-21-2007, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Pikeville, Ky.
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Thank you for that wonderful post Unique Gal..I agree that in this country we should be able to enjoy the season, whether we celebrate it as Christs birth or not..That is part of our freedom..We shouldn't be insulted by someone wishing us a good day, Merry Christmas or Happy Holiday..I am just pleased that people are so full of love and joy this time of the year that they take the time to speak to me I wish we were like this every day of the year..I also miss the Christmas of long ago, when we received a couple of gifts and there was an apple, orange and hard candy in my stocking
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Old 12-22-2007, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Victoria, Canada
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Thank you for that wonderful post Unique Gal..I agree that in this country we should be able to enjoy the season, whether we celebrate it as Christs birth or not..That is part of our freedom..We shouldn't be insulted by someone wishing us a good day, Merry Christmas or Happy Holiday..I am just pleased that people are so full of love and joy this time of the year that they take the time to speak to me I wish we were like this every day of the year..I also miss the Christmas of long ago, when we received a couple of gifts and there was an apple, orange and hard candy in my stocking
I love alittle snow for Christmas too. We had it last year here in Victoria. However, snow here is a rare thing. I can remember getting snow alot for Christmas back home. It would certainly be wonderful if people could be so nice all during the year. My parents would also fill our stockings full of candy canes. oranges and apples. It was a really joyful time of year
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