Tuesday, November 10, 2009

"Christmas" vs "Holiday" Tree

Seriously ??

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gvgLBPF4L2i4LUG3L_bDgTJU7bbwD9BP0ULG1

I can't believe this was even a question. There is no such thing as a Hanukkah tree. Or a Kwanzaa tree. Or a Festivus tree. If you're gonna have a tree on display during the month of December, and you plan to decorate it with Christmas lights, and Christmas ornaments, then, let's all be honest now, it is a Christmas tree.

People seriously need to get over their hangups, and let it be.

We're not forcing you to celebrate Christmas (although I personally know several non-Christians who enjoy the commercialized aspects of Christmas), so don't ask us to not celebrate.

2 comments:

Nota said...

http://www.history.com/content/christmas/christmas-trees/how-it-all-got-started

The use of evergreen trees as decoration for the Winter season in various cultures predates Christianity.

Fire Wife said...

I am aware. I actually know Christians who refuse to have a Christmas tree for this reason. But the use in our society, in modern times, is specifically in celebration of Christmas, especially when displayed with lights & ornaments in the month of December.
Personally, I know of no other holiday, religious or otherwise, that observes this tradition today.

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