From the Times Newsweekly:
As soon as Thanksgiving ends, Christmas begins. Right off the bat, this newspaper wishes to advise that any tree lightings, concerts or other festivities taking place from now until Dec. 25 and published here will be referred to as Christmas — not holiday — events.
Some schools display Christmas trees alongside the Hanukkah menorah, the Muslim star and crescent and the Kwanzaa Kinara (candles), but for some reason, the trees are referred to as “holiday trees.” Oddly, the word Christmas is left out even as other faiths and cultures are acknowledged appropriately.
However, Christmas is still Christmas in our book. Though it has been commercialized and watered down into a season of extreme gift-giving, let’s not forget that the holiday is the celebration of the birth of Christ. All the political correctness in the world will not make it anything else.