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.
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All in the Family - Christmas at the Bunkers
Andy Griffith Christmas episode
Dick Van Dyke Christmas episode
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Environmental Group Wants to Replace Rockefeller Christmas Tree
What’s more green than a Christmas tree? Not cutting it down in the first place, says a pro-environment group petitioning Rockefeller Center to end its holiday tree-lighting ceremony.The group, Save a Giant Tree, hopes to collect 10,000 signatures to persuade Rockefeller Center management to replace the tree with artwork fashioned from recycled materials.“We want to [...]
I hope this effort doesn't change the current tradition. NYC at Christmas time is one of my "bucket list" items. I will not be happy if when I finally get my opportunity to go, I end up looking at a giant hunk of "artwork" made up of old tires, plastic bottles, and soiled disposable diapers.
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We're pretty earth friendly here, but I would hate to see this tradition canceled. I finally went to NYC at Christmas this past Holiday, after wanting to go for several years. It was amazing. Just gorgeous. The tree was beatiful!
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I totally understand where they are comming from-and I do what I can to be green and be enviromentally conscious.
BUT!--Like it was said earlier, for every tree cut down, plant more! As long as they keep replenshing from where they took I think it would be alright.
Here is an idea for everyone complaining about the tree: Stop sending me junk mail every single day. Flyers, catalogs, newspapers I didn't ask for, coupons I don't use, mailers from local businesses---I use NONE of it and ask for none of it--do you know how many trees were cut down because of that?
Leave Christmas alone.
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I agree with Snow-in-Texas... I thought they replaced the tree by planting another. Maybe they can plant 2 and appease them. A big, beautiful tree at Rockefeller is a wonderful tradition and I'd hate to see it go. How ridiculous.
I wish it could be Christmas forever...