Christmas Controversy & Opinion Presented by Defend Christmas, this forum covers the difficult topics of the season -- from the famed and fabled War on Christmas to church and state debates to using the star or the angel on the Christmas tree. Modern Christmas celebration has it's complications -- schools are divided, some Christmas light displays are too much, some even argue that it is better to call it a "holiday" tree. Some merchants won't even say "Merry Christmas"! Where there is controversy, there is insanity. Even in Christmas.
The Best of Christmas Sitcoms
Here are my top 10: (in no particular order)
All 3 M*A*S*H Christmas episodes they made:
Death Takes a Holiday
The Bob Newhart Show:
His Busiest Time
I'm Dreaming of a...
Tips for Buying a Fresh Tree
I will do that fresh cut of the trunk.....that was my problem last Christmas.....the tree lost so many needles....even tho it was fresh....the problem was....since I didn´t cut the trunk....the tree...
Can you imagine living in Baghdad and getting offended when someone wished you a happy Ramadan? OK, I can't imagine living in Baghdad anyway, but the idea of being offended by someone wishing you well is nuts, even if their holidays don't mean anything to you. We don't have to come up with an all encompassing holiday greeting to avoid offending people and to show how intellectual and tolerant we are; we need to accept the differences and move on. Boy, my soapbox is always close by, isn't it?
I don't mind them if they are voluntary. Happy Holidays is perfectly fine to me. If you mandate it because people are intolerant of "Christian" greetings, then I have a problem. We might as well all wear gray and call each other comrade.