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View Poll Results: Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays?
Merry Christmas 57 52.29%
Happy Holidays 27 24.77%
I like pie 25 22.94%
Voters: 109. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-07-2015, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Oh no!

Once again, xmas is under siege!

But it has a steadfast ally!

Happy Holidays, everyone.

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Old 12-07-2015, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Early America
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Yesterday morning CBS news reported that Christmas lights could interfere with your WIFI connection. If this was isolated it could be ignored.
--- Shut up CBS.

Then I get to work and I find out that the building manager is telling people to take down Christmas decorations that are in plain sight.
--- I will be decorating my cubicle on Monday.
Last week a NJ councilwoman resigned her position over the word Christmas in the city's tree lighting ceremony. I read that she has since rescinded her resignation, but not sure if that is true. I guess she thought she could force her way by resigning since that works sometimes.

She failed where others have succeeded. Each year, we see people forcing changes and even cancelling holiday programs and traditions. This hypersensitivity is a joke.

Let us know how your decorations were received.
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Old 12-07-2015, 11:48 AM
 
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I support the right of businesses, including malls, to decorate in their choice of themes or not to decorate at all, and to instruct their employees how to greet or not greet customers.
I support the right of consumers and clients to boycott businesses for any reason whatsoever, including how that business observes holidays.

Regarding public property, the Supreme Court has been tolerant in its rulings on displays of nativities, creches, etc. on government property.
There has never been a problem with Christmas trees and decorations.

In fact, according to whitehouse.gov,
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The East Wing of the White House features a Christmas tree adorned with gold star ornaments, honoring the heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
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In the Blue Room, a grand oval room overlooking the South Lawn and Washington Monument, is the official White House Christmas tree.
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A long-standing holiday tradition—the White House crèche—graces the East Room. The nativity scene made of terra cotta and intricately carved wood was fashioned in Naples, Italy, in the eighteenth century.
According to recreation.gov
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On December 3, 2015 the National Park Foundation and National Park Service will present the 93rd annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Popular entertainers and a United States military band add to the celebratory evening when the President of the United States lights the National Christmas Tree.
According to nps.gov, this schedule features a number of church and religious groups:
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The 2015 National Christmas Tree Music Program begins with performances on Wednesday, December 9 and continue through Tuesday, December 22, 2015 (with no performances on Monday December, 14).
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Old 12-07-2015, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Last week a NJ councilwoman resigned her position over the word Christmas in the city's tree lighting ceremony. I read that she has since rescinded her resignation, but not sure if that is true. I guess she thought she could force her way by resigning since that works sometimes.

She failed where others have succeeded. Each year, we see people forcing changes and even cancelling holiday programs and traditions. This hypersensitivity is a joke.

Let us know how your decorations were received.
She's back. She says that calling it a Christmas tree is violating the Constitution about separation of Church and State. Also calls herself a christian.

If she really knew her religion then she'd know that the tree itself was a pagan ritual originating in Germany.
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Old 12-07-2015, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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The Jihadists and Leftists share a disdain for this particular holiday. Another common cause.
lol! Yeah, liberals just hate a holiday where you get time off work to open presents and eat tons of food. You figured it all out
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Old 12-07-2015, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Early America
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She's back. She says that calling it a Christmas tree is violating the Constitution about separation of Church and State. Also calls herself a christian.

If she really knew her religion then she'd know that the tree itself was a pagan ritual originating in Germany.
I never considered it to be a religious symbol, not even as a kid when I attended catholic school and church. I don't recall anyone in the church ever suggesting that it was either.
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Old 12-07-2015, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Oh no!

Once again, xmas is under siege!

But it has a steadfast ally!

Happy Holidays, everyone.

Yes, when I think of "peace and good will toward men", I think of Bill O'Reilly.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy-Y3HJNU_s
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Old 12-07-2015, 01:16 PM
 
Location: North America
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~yawns~
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Old 12-07-2015, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast
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I don't care what they used to celebrate way back in the dark ages. Who does anybody know that worships Saturn? The lights brighten up dreary winter weather, trees with no leaves, dark cold nights, and they make things beautiful. The giving of gifts encourages people to show love and appreciation to relatives and friends. The Christmas get together encourages people to set aside busy schedules and spend time together. Church services remind people who are believers what happened so many years ago and how special it is to celebrate that.

Our church has many extra ways to help people less fortunate during this month. What is so wrong with that?

I believe those that want us all to stop these things feel sorta left out and public displays of this holiday make them sad. There certainly is some reason they do not want us to show our beliefs publicly. Tolerance should go all directions.
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Old 12-07-2015, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Proxima Centauri
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Last week a NJ councilwoman resigned her position over the word Christmas in the city's tree lighting ceremony. I read that she has since rescinded her resignation, but not sure if that is true. I guess she thought she could force her way by resigning since that works sometimes.

She failed where others have succeeded. Each year, we see people forcing changes and even cancelling holiday programs and traditions. This hypersensitivity is a joke.

Let us know how your decorations were received.
It was about eight feet of red and green garland. My boss said that it was beautiful. A coworker who is a wise cracker but has a good heart asked if it was fireproof. The building manager hasn't been around today.
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