Let’s Be Fair & Name Every Holiday “Holiday”

There continues to be much effort made attempting to change the name and focus of Christmas.  For example, this Christmas season, the governor of Rhode Island, Lincoln Chafee, decided to change the name of the Christmas tree in the rotunda of the State House to “Holiday” tree.

So if we are going to change the name of the Christmas season to the bland name of “Holiday season,” perhaps we should be fair and change the name of other holidays as well.  Why not name every holiday “Holiday”?  For example:

*  Independence Day fireworks shows could be renamed, Holiday fireworks shows.

*  New Years’ Eve parties could be called Holiday parties.

*  Memorial Day celebrations could be called Holiday celebrations.

*  Halloween Trick or Treating could be called Holiday Trick or Treating.

*  Labor Day picnics could be renamed as Holiday picnics.

Now wouldn’t that be a lot easier.  If all holidays had the same, simple name of Holiday, then no one could be offended.  And political correctness could gut the meaning out of all holidays equally.



About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. I have written two books: Mindrobics: How To Be Happy For The Rest Of Your Life and Your Sperm Won--Experiencing Your Value As A Championship Human Being. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I lead a non-traditional church in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the early church come to life in our time.
This entry was posted in Christmas, Christmas carols, Christmas Eve, Halloween, holiday, holidays, Independence Day, Labor Day, meaning, Memorial Day, New Years' Eve, political correctness, Trick or Treating and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s