Aren’t we supposed to try to be joyful at Christmas? What’s with all the carping this year?
A survey by Stateline.org, a Web-based news service covering state governments, found that 37 of the nationâ€™s governors sent greeting cards this season carrying an inoffensively festive â€œholidayâ€™â€™ greeting. Just nine state leaders specifically mentioned â€œChristmasâ€™â€™ in their cards. […]
Statelineâ€™s report arrives just as fruitcake flies between feuding â€œMerry Christmasâ€™â€™ and â€œHappy Holidaysâ€™â€™ camps. Traditionalists argue the religious spirit of Christmas is being buried in a blizzard of secular greetings and customs. Others argue that â€˜tis the season to be sensitive in a multi-cultural society. […]
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is sending out cards picturing himself and his family wishing Illinoisans Happy holidays.
â€œThis is mainly to celebrate the number of holidays this time of the year,â€ said Rebecca Rausch, a Blagojevich spokeswoman.
I try to keep myself disconnected from these ridiculous and often deliberately manufactured “culture war” debates because I truly don’t care what our self-appointed national nags have to say. I am, however, interested in what you think about all of this.