i suppose people be clamouring for the whole thing to be called "Winter Break", to avoid Offending anybody next. Or perhaps Festivus.
I am talking about 20th Century United States of America. Where the Christmas tree for many has every connection to religion and nativity scenes and carols about christ.
Many of our National Christmas Tree lighting ceremonies contain those very things.
It was religious enough in symbolism to offend Jews, and for the ACLU and other groups to keep a tight watch.
It isn't about trees. Trees have been used by man since he first ate a leaf or used it for shade. And decorated one probably not much later.
It isn't about christ not being born in December. Do you believe he was even born?
It isn't about there having been earlier pagan winter celebrations before christ was born.
It is about the culture in the United States of America at the time surrounding the first National Christmas Tree and carried on, it is about the name "Christmas", the legacy of christian Presidents, the church choirs and nativity scenes.
If a nation or President can't connect church&state through this tradition by now, then why as I posted earlier has it been more closely monitored and protested and watered-down and secularized. So someone besides me has noticed. I'm not stating anything new here. Or even radical.
I asked for opinions and have been told it is a worthless topic. It is not worthless to everyone. As we strive to be a country of "Everyone" not "Them".. as Our First Lady so proudly states.
I understand people fed up with "not offending others" at every turn. But we each have our own opinions as what "offenses" are worthy or not.
Maybe that should be up to the offended rather than the offenders.