Friday, December 16, 2005

Merry Christmas

The last few years our family's Christmas cards have wished friends and family Seasons Greetings and Happy Holidays. Next year will be different. In fact, I hope everyone gets into the spirit of their observed holidays and sends us Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Boxing Day cards. I'm especially looking forward to Kwanzaa carolers stopping by the house.

If the Politically Correct Police get their way we'll soon be unable to wish each other, "Happy New Year." The Jews' Rosh Hashanah is in the fall, Muslims celebrate Maal Hijrah, and the Chinese have their new year, like others, somewhere different every year. The politically correct insist it is long past time we purge our world of all Christian artifacts, except those that have been appropriated by Madonna for popular fasion. The Gregorian Calendar needs to go. It could be argued the whole Y2K thing could have been avoided had Pope Gregory's invention been dispensed with earlier. Apparently, no known computer glitch is known affecting the Year of the Golden Dragon.

Easter Break has already become Spring Break. This isn't bad for Easter, though, since it can now distance itself from the annual Sodom and Gomorrah spectacle that has become Daytona Beach and Ft. Lauderdale. And Easter Eggs, those hidden features coders hide in their programs for their own amusement and their users' thrill, will need renaming as well. Perhaps they should be called Vernal Equinox Eggs instead, or name them for something relating to Groundhog's Day even though groundhogs don't lay eggs.

Here's wishing you well for whatever upcoming holiday is most important to you. In our household we celebrate Christmas every December 25 of Pope Gregory's calendar.

1 comment:

  1. Here out on the Left Coast we have started a movement to remove the "Holi" from Holidays to ensure that we are not offending anyone who may not be religious in any way shape or form. Going forward please refer to this time of the year as "Happy Days". Thank you for your attention to this matter. Happy Days to you and yours.