Thanksgiving Day has passed. On to Christmas, with festive displays, seasonal smells, and presents given and received. On the surface I see nothing wrong with this. I like this season.
But I have a problem with those who refuse to celebrate the real meaning of Christmas. Indeed, some intentionally keep Christ out of Christmas, while (literally) banking on profiting from their products and or services finding homes for Christmas. Our homes. All at a price, of course.
Here’s my Christmas suggestion:
All individuals, companies, and organizations promoting Christmas-related services and/or products must do the following, in order to have a “Christmas Permit”, to be permitted to profit from such services/products during the Christmas season which, for many, starts in August. Some even sooner:
Have a signed statement prominently displayed on their website, windows, and/or vehicles stating their affirmation of Christmas being the celebration of Jesus’ birth.
2. Require all employees and vendors to say “Merry Christmas,” rather than “Happy Holidays.”
Sound radical or ridiculous? Maybe, but requiring so would force those profiting from Christmas at least do so honestly. Those who choose not to wouldn’t be allowed to sell anything having to do with Christmas.
Realistic? No, but that’s my Christmas suggestion. What’s yours?
What’s something you’d like to see to return more to the real meaning of Christmas?