Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I'm dreaming of a caucasion holiday

Yesterday I had heard a new country song featuring brad paisley and the boys of blue collar comedy. When listening to the wording, it really made me realize how far our obsession in political correctness has gone. In the song they bleep out words such as Christmas, white, new, little, drummer, boy, etc., because everything can offend someone. It's so ridiculous, its hilarious! How silly we must look as a culture when it we are seen essentially "hiding" what we want to say and blanketing every celebration as a "holiday". In a country where we are supposed to respect and appreciate every ones differences it seems contradicting that instead we encompass all celebrations under "happy holidays". I am proud to say Merry Christmas. I don't even believe in God or Christ, but I am not offended by people wishing me a Merry Christmas. I don't expect people to wish me a "Merry Santamas". If someone were to say Happy Hanukkah, I would never be offended. Therefore, why is everyone so bent out of shape with saying Merry Christmas? Even if you don't celebrate it, you might as well have a merry one!


Barbie said...

I wish everyone a Merry Christmas when I work at Sport Chek. Also, have you noticed Lowe's and Best Buy's commercials? They say Merry Christmas instead of Happy Holidays :)

Jenni Mac said...

Thats awsome! Im really suprised by that, I actually never took notice of that I am going to look for that now!
I used to work at Swiss Chalet and we were forced to always say happy holidays, I was not impressed and interestingly enough many customers weren't either. I found customers would actually make a point of contradicting my happy holidays with a very loud "Merry Christmas!"