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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.


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7:06 AM, November 15, 2010  
Blogger sunsfromsanfrancisco said...

I was visiting Singapore and this guy was telling me he went to a school in Kansas and saw a Christmas tree and said to the teacher, "Nice Christmas tree." She responded, "it's a Holiday tree. We can't celebrate Christmas." He was incredulous that in a "free" nation we are under such restriction. Another Singaporian listening was equally flabbergasted. She said, "I thought America was a Christian nation?"
It's embarrassing to try to explain to others that in our effort to be open to everyone, we've decided to condemn and prohibit Christianity---the heritage given to us by our forefathers.

7:09 AM, November 15, 2010  
Blogger sunsfromsanfrancisco said...

I forgot to mention that the guy also was wondering why anyone would care since Christmas trees don't have anything to do with Christianity anyway. Good question!

7:11 AM, November 15, 2010  

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