Schools shouldn’t get rid of ‘Christmas’

They don’t want to offend anybody

Schools shouldn’t get rid of ‘Christmas’

Re: “People offended by Merry Christmas? Tough”, (Citizen, Dec. 26)

Congratulations Alyce Blom for the excellent article on teachers omitting Christmas or Merry Christmas out of the schools. Their excuse? They don’t want to offend anybody, they don’t want to offend a small minority of people that don’t believe in Christmas or have a different religion. Teachers don’t want to offend anybody? Well they offended Alyce Blom and me and millions more except we are the silent majority and it is time for the silent majority to speak up, people are afraid to wish Merry Christmas. Instead they say happy holiday. It is hard to find cards that say Merry Christmas, most cards read Happy Holidays or Season Greetings.

To the schools, keep Christmas and Merry Christmas in kids’ vocabulary. Merry Christmas has been around for hundreds of years and if it offends somebody, tough. It offends me if you say happy holidays, so I wish you all a Merry Christmas for 2018, 2019 and every year after, Merry Christmas.

Leo Kabergen

Duncan

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