cicerone imposter wrote:
David, As I've said in my earlier post, I do not believe for a moment
that the holidays is on the road to demise - or even reduction.
Last christmas season, the homes in our neighborhood had the same amount of
christmas light decorations as in previous years.
I don't see that changing this year or any time in the future years.
My observations and suggestions r limited to the environment outside the home, at Christmastime.
Each family will define for itself how to celebrate Christmas in its own home.
Up thru the 1950s and 60s, Christmas was EVERYWHERE
certainly including Christmas Carols
being continuously played
on the radio, if not on every station, then on most of them.
Stores made a particular point in their advertizing to wish
their customers a Merry Christmas
, not an un-named anonymous "holiday
Part of the celebration of Christmas and enjoyment of the Christmas Spirit was the ubiquity of it.
Eventually, that came under intentional attack by the politically correct people.
I have suggested in past years,
that those of us who wish to buy Christmas presents
do so at stores that r not in enemy hands,
meaning stores that perpetrate the philosophy of political correctness, but rather who join us
in the old spirit
celebration. Thay will make their allegiance known by how thay advertize.
Saying: "Merry Christmas!" and playing Christmas Carols shows that thay RECOGNIZE
that Christmastime is SPECIAL
Saying: "Merry Christmas!" and playing Christmas Carols means
that thay r on the side of good old fashioned Christmas celebration.
Saying: "Happy Holidays" in my opinion,
is a declaration of rejection, dismissal, repudiation & abhorence
of the Christmas Spirit.
Thay don 't have to participate against their will
in celebrating Christmas if thay don 't want to,
but let them not complain when we take our Christmas money to stores who really ARE
joining in the celebration
and who show that the CHRISTMAS SPIRIT
and supported in their establishments,
not just some anonymous "holidays
" that thay r grudgingly willing to put up with
for what thay find to be an annoyingly long time.
I will continue to publish my point of vu on this and other fora.
It is unreasonable, and not very intelligent, for commericial establishments
to expect to reap maximum profits from a celebration from which thay intentionally distance themselves
Thay can distance themselves from US,
we can distance ourselves FROM THEM
. (We can be very JOLLY
on our way to better stores. HO
I 'm sure that thay will not pay much attention to their profits nor losses at Christmastime.
Thay probably don 't care much about that. Right ?