Archive for the ‘Where Are You Christmas?’ Category

What’s in a Name?

December 3, 2009

Christmas Vacation versus “Winter Break/Holiday”; Easter Vacation versus “Spring Break”…having homeschooled our children and, therefore, having little exposure to the public indoctrination system (aka public schools), we were unaware of the Left’s assault on the terms Christmas Vacation and Easter Vacation over the last 10 years.  Anti-theist crusaders have threatened milquetoast school board members across this nation that referring to Christmas and Easter Vacations as such violates the Constitution (written by men with Judeo-Christian beliefs) and is otherwise insensitive.

Historically, the only reason these two vacation periods have existed was to allow sufficient time off from school to celebrate the Birth and the Resurrection of Christ.  Now, the Left would have us believe that an en masse departure has suddenly occurred and these simple terms must replaced.  There’s no longer any need to recognize Christmas or Easter.  in its place, a universal desire to have a vacation in the middle of winter for no apparent reason (other than maybe to celebrate the winter solstice), followed by another vacation in spring so heathen college kids can take over resort destinations to get drunk and hold wet t-shirt contests.

The Petoskey News gives us an example of a successful return to sanity taken by the Petoskey Board of Education.  Board member Jack Waldvogel proposed, and the board voted unanimously, to rename the “winter holiday break” in the Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District calendar to "Christmas break."

Daniel Dankoff wrote to the Petoskey News-Review to criticize Waldvogel saying,"We’re a nation of many faiths, and he’s jamming it down the throats of everyone who’s not a Christian."  Of course, it’s perfectly acceptable in Dankoff’s eyes for the 5% of the U.S. population that does not celebrate Christmas to jam their hatred of Christmas down everyone else’s throats.

Be sure to email Jack Waldvogel to express your support and encouragement to help him endure the assault of the Grinches.

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Where is Christmas?

December 13, 2007

Do yourself a favor, and take two minutes to read this lovely post from Acts of Faith entitled Where is Christmas?

I have to admit that, at times, I wonder why I am devoting so much time and energy to this blog.  Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy working on it and interacting with my readers, etc.  But I often think to myself, “how did we ever get here?” and “why is this even an issue?”

As Melissa says in her post, Christmas used to just magically appear with no effort involved (accompanied by lots of hoping, and wishing, and dreaming, and anticipation…).  Now, however, under the influence of a handful of committed grinches, so many well-meaning people have seemingly fallen under some spell and are turning their backs on Christmas for the sake of trying to be polite and not hurt anyone’s feelings.  How does wishing another human being a Merry Christmas hurt anyone’s feelings?  How does celebrating the greatest holiday in the Western world insult anyone’s sensitivities?

Melissa’s post provided me with a few welcome moments of quite amid the storm.

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Where Are You Christmas?

November 17, 2007

I know this is a blog, and I promise I am working on some posts.  But because it’s not just any blog – it’s a blog about Christmas – words just aren’t enough…there must also be provided here the kind of information which tickles the senses and the soul, as well as the intellect.

Here’s a pretty exceptional song from an otherwise forgetable movie:

According to Wikipedia (so, it must be true), this song was originally recorded by Mariah Carey, but due to to a legal dispute with her music executive ex-husband, she was not able to release it.  The song was then recorded and released by Faith Hill…lucky for us!

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