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December 12, 2013 - Stephanie Ivankovich
I want my readers to know I respect the seasonal holidays. I find them to be a magical, fascinating time full of rich traditions from many different cultures and backgrounds, but some things, you just can’t slap the word ‘holiday’ over. Now days, if you have a tree with ornaments on it, it’s called a ‘holiday tree’ and Christmas carols such as ‘Silent Night’ are considered ‘holiday’ songs. It’s really sad to me that the word ‘Christmas’, the name of the holiday on Dec. 25, that celebrates the birth of Christ, has been replaced with the word ‘holiday’ to be politically correct. The last time I checked Ramadan, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa still have their names. There is really nothing I can do about this, other than spread my Christmas cheer and wish everyone, with a smile on my face, a merry Christmas and a happy new year.