I don't think I am being a scrooge when I say I am totally inclined to agree with this recent post by Penelope Trunk
. I would be much
happier if non-Christians were no longer being pressured into (EDIT:17.35)
celebrating Christmas. Frankly, as a Christian, I'm coming to the realization that it's being pushed down other peoples' throats and it is absolutely abhorrent to me. Frankly I think non-Christians would enjoy having that heavy burden lifted off their shoulders; Jews would be able to push Chanukah back down as the less-significant holiday that it actually is, Kwanzaa
could finally die the death its deserved, and more people (including Christians!) could keep money in their pockets at the end of the year.
I think returning Christmas to its rightful place would be the Jesus-y thing to do and if people want some sort of non-denominational winter festival to spend time with family they could go on ahead and lobby for it (though in America, isnt Thanksgiving e-frikkin-nough?). While I don't think any of this will happen any time soon, I think it's good to get the idea circulating. None of this has anything to do with Christmas...