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America to Mark 140 Years Since Declaring Christmas a National Holiday

Discussion in 'Christmas Controversy & Opinion' started by ElfBot, Jun 23, 2010.



  1. ElfBot

    ElfBot MMC Newshound

    On June 26, 1870 the Congress of the United States declared Christmas — widely recognized then and now as a Christian observance — a national holiday. This weekend marks the 140th anniversary of that declaration. Christmas in America has always been controversial. Pilgrims arriving on America’s shores didn’t want to observe Christmas due to their [...]

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  2. Christmas-A-Holic

    Christmas-A-Holic MMC Goodwill Ambassador MMC Lifer MMC Donor Santa's Elf Christmas Crew

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  3. ChristmasKid77

    ChristmasKid77 Tinsel Straightener Merry Forums Member

    Great, informative article!
     
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  4. usafvet

    usafvet Merry Forums Elf, 3rd Class MMC Lifer

    Though the US govt is getting out of control, I don't believe they'll ever ban or eliminate Christmas due to religious beliefs. If that ever happened, they'd also have to recognize the banning of Hannakah, Pass Over, Easter, and other holidays that have religious significance.

    Not to mention, the secular aspect of Christmas makes too much money for businesses and is great for the economy. I doubt there will be any banning of the sort, at least not any time soon.
     
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  5. One Spoiled Brat

    One Spoiled Brat Santa Clausologist Merry Forums Member

    Thanks for sharing this.....:rudolph:
     
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  6. JanaBanana

    JanaBanana *The Christmas Queen* -- Hostess, Merry Forums Member

    Could very easily happen. They are trying to remove the Pledge of Allegiance from the schools, universal health care, gun rights... ect. So I wouldnt be surprised if HE removed Christmas.
     
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  7. Christmas-A-Holic

    Christmas-A-Holic MMC Goodwill Ambassador MMC Lifer MMC Donor Santa's Elf Christmas Crew

    On my original post I have the excited Santas. I was excited about the anniversary of the thread titled: America to Mark 140 Years Since Declaring Christmas a National Holiday. I didn't click onto the link to read the rest! I didn't read the controversy part, was just excited Christmas was declared a National Holiday. cheesy
     
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  8. Christmasstar

    Christmasstar one Crazy Canadian ! MMC Lifer

    a little late, but congratulations to my southern neighbours! :dance:
     
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  9. RadioJonD

    RadioJonD ♪♫Mistletoe Mix-ologist♫♪ MMC Lifer Christmas.com Alum Santa's Elf Christmas Crew Christmas Talk Alum Kringle Radio DJ

    Alabama Was First!

    Score one for State's rights!

    Alabama preceded the National proclamation by thirty-four years! Alabama was, indeed, the first state in the Union to officially declare Christmas a holiday doing so in 1836.
     
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  10. Stnicholas01

    Stnicholas01 St. Nicholas MMC Lifer

    I am very Happy about the 140th Anniv. because every day is Christmas for me and everyone that is near or dear to me.
     
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