TO all merchants an purveyors of services an' goods, to all public servants an' community organizers, the NEA an' public policy wonks:
Beware of killin' the goose that lays yore golden eggs.
Ya wanna be politically correct an' not use the word CHRISTMAS in yore "holiday" merchandizin' extravaganza?
Reap what ya sow.
"After unceremoniously removing all of its Christmas trees in the middle of the night last year, the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport this season will dispense with any religious symbols and just celebrate "winter."
(ABNews: Seattle most SAD city in USA, reports American Psychological Association in survey of of Seasonal Affective Disorder)
"Costco has 520 stores nationwide. But you will not find "Christmas" in a single store. That's because Costco says it will not use the term "Christmas" on its website or in its stores."
(ABNews: Costco sales plummet below even recession plagued levels)
"A school choir was forced to withdraw from a Christmas event because organisers branded its carols 'too religious'.Around 60 children aged between seven and 11 had spent six weeks practising favourites including Once In Royal David's City and Silent Night for the Corringham Winter Festival.But they were let down at the last minute when their headteacher was informed their programme did not 'dovetail' with the festival's theme."
(ABNews: Winter festival attendance sag third straight year. Organizers admit massive deficit, scrap plans for 2009 )
" The Associated Press is reporting that the ACLU has threatened the city of Pontchatula that if they put Christmas lights on a cross near Ponchatoula's downtown locomotive they will be dragged into court."
(ABNews: City of Pontchatula suspends Christmas bonuses and turns off all public lights in December in budget cutting measure.)
"The annual battle for Christmas has begun early this year, with the announcement that the internationally known fireworks company, Grucci, has pulled out of an annual Christmas event on Long Island.Grucci made the decision in protest against the town of Patchogue's decision to break with its 15-year tradition of holding a Christmas Boat Parade and instead to rename the event the Patchogue Holiday Boat Parade. "
(ABNews: Town of Patchogue flooded, new town built above river bank to be christened St. Nicholasville)
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was almost grounded at Murrayville Elementary School this week after a parent complained about the classic Christmas song's inclusion in her daughter's upcoming kindergarten concert.The objecting parent was upset about the words "Christmas" and "Santa" in the song, feeling that they carried religious overtones.That prompted the song to be pulled from the upcoming holiday concert..."
(ABNews: Protesting parent found stomped to death in Murrayville school playground. Police pursue deer tracks from the body to nearby woods.)
"No Christmas trees this year at the two main libraries at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.The News and Observer of Raleigh reports trees have been in the lobby of the Wilson and Davis libraries for years.Associate provost Sarah Michalak decided against the trees. Michalak said she eliminated the displays after getting questions and complaints from employees and library users about the Christian display. "
(ABNews: A venerable university has been renamed Scrapple Hill in protest over the religious connotation of 'chapel'. New name reflects North Carolina's proud porcine heritage.)
...ya git the idea. Looky, Christmas is a federal holiday. Iffin' the majority of America doan want to have it be a federal holiday, change the law. Until such time, let Christmas be what it is meant to be--a time when folks recall that Somebody ask us to be "men of good will."