Un-Christmas Christmas

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I don’t know how to just post a link on here for some reason it doesn’t allow me to do it so I have to cut and paste an article my Bishop just sent me and other leaders in our ward.

It’s a sad sad day when we no longer can celebrate Christmas in public without having to worry whether or not it is politically correct or if we will be taken to court.

[UPDATE: Here’s the link to the “‘Twelve Rules of Christmas’ Guidelines for Public Holiday Celebrations” article at Meridian Magazine, Mum. –Kim]

11 thoughts on “Un-Christmas Christmas

  1. That’s one good thing about living in the Bible Belt of Canada. One of the local malls has a large Nativity they put up right in the middle of the mall every year. My gym has a nativity set as part of Christmas decorations too.

  2. How wide spread is that?

    I’d really like to know.

    I live in “Happy Valley” Utah, so maybe me reality isn’t real, but I see nativities all over the place, here Christmas music in stores, see decorations at schools and work, etc. so I wonder if it’s currently just certain parts of the country or I’m just not aware of it?

  3. These “12 rules for Christmas” don’t seem unreasonable to me.

    Personally I think it’s more about the lawyers looking for an opportunity to drum up some business.

  4. I got an email from my aunt and uncle in New Jersey earlier this week and she commented on how nice it was to get “real” Christmas cards from her prairie families that actually said Merry Christmas on them as where they are people are rallying to boycott anything that has anything “Christmas” on it or in it or around it. They are Catholic and she said it is very upsetting.

    PS Thanks Kim… now see if you lived here then you could have shown me how to do that :)

  5. I agree with these rules.

    Tara, I think the “war on Christmas” crowd is guilty of what Nibley calls “zeal without knowledge.” They’re well meaning, but underinformared about what’s really going on.

    Your mall may continue to decorate to the hilt. You’ll continue to hear Christmas music in stores as long as those stores choose to play it. Schools may not be able to participate in the Christmas season to the degree that they used to, but the public schools were probably more involved in that than they should have been in the first place.

    Merry Christmas, everyone!

  6. As long as we can have beautiful Christmas displays and sacred celebrations in our homes and churches, then why does it really matter what is allowed/not allowed in or around government buildings?

    I, for one, think that we should celebrate Christmas to our heart’s content, without imposing our celebrating on others who do not share our belief in or our enthusiasm for the birth of the Son of God.

  7. These 12 rules appear to be sensible safeguards of the right to celebrate Christmas–a backlash against those who try to limit that right.

    I’m always perplexed by people who say their rights are being violated when someone else expresses a religious feeling. How does this harm them? What portioin of anyone’s constitution guarantees a right not to be exposed to the beliefs of others?

  8. “I’m always perplexed by people who say their rights are being violated when someone else expresses a religious feeling. How does this harm them? What portioin of anyone’s constitution guarantees a right not to be exposed to the beliefs of others?”

    I agree wholeheartedly. Now I just have to wait for my “naked-in-public-is-the-highest-form-of-worship” religion to catch on…

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