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Monday, November 15, 2010

Merry Christmas Already

Don't get me wrong, I like Dizzyland, but with the entire place already decked out with Santa, Christmas trees, wreaths, ornaments, music, and fake snow, it was weird that nothing in the whole park (that I could find) said Merry Christmas. The most glaring spot was on Small World. The closest they came was Feliz Navidad, but it's in Spanish. Even the new section that's supposed to represent the US said Ho Ho Holiday. The Chinese section said Happy New Year.

I know it's a post Christian nation, they keep telling us, but for pete's sake, would the Hindus, Muslims, and the rest really throw such a fit over using "Merry Christmas" once in a while? I don't think they would, and it was offensive to me that they did not. Disney has  "Gay Day Celebration,"  "Happy Hearts Day," for disabled people, and "Deaf Awareness Day," but won't call a horse a horse at Christmas.

The one exception is a Candlelight Processional, where a procession of carolers sings traditional Christmas carols and a celebrity narrates the biblical Christmas story. They do this once a year and it is supposed to be great, and it packs out every time.

The poor corporate decision to not use the term Christmas in the other two months they have the park decorated for *Christmas* is baffling.