Monday, December 12, 2011

Ha!

Jacob: Whenever it says "Holiday" it means "Christmas" so why don't they just write "Christmas?"

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Because Hannukah is celebrated around Christmas too!

Suzanne Temple said...

Yeah, but these really weren't Hannukah songs they were calling "Holiday"

Catherine Post said...

Methinks Jacob is on to something! 3 Cheers for you, Jacob!!! :-D

Mrs. M said...

Smart boy,, from the mouths of babes, after all.
So happy for your upcoming arrival next spring!

Carolyn said...

Like our priest said in his homily yesterday, "holiday" just means "Holy+Day" so these people who are trying to be politically correct, are calling it a Holy Day, which it is! :-)

Suzanne Temple said...

I like that Carolyn. I'll tell Jacob.

Johane Levesque said...

Thing is, between the American Thanksgiving and Epiphany, there are 6 Christian Holy Days (Immaculate Conception, St. Nicholas, Our Lady of Guadelupe, Christmas, St. Stephen, Epiphany), 1 Jewish (Hannukah), Kwanza (I don't know where it's from, but I know African-Americans celebrate it...), Winter Solstice (for those who follow those nature based beliefs), Thanksgiving, and New Years.

I think as Christians, we should still feel free to say "Happy Holidays"... Keeping in mind that I typically use "Happy Holidays" and "Merry Christmas" fairly interchangeably, probably because of my French Canadian heritage... Even as a young child it was very familiar for us to hear or say "Joyeuses Fêtes" or "Joyeux Noël" in the couple of weeks surrounding Christmas and Epiphany.

However I also don't go out much in December as to not fall into the commercialism traps that surround us at this time of year.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to the Temple Family! I wish you many blessings and Heavenly Peace for the coming year.