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Friday, December 03, 2010

There is No Holiday Called Holiday

They're doing it again...

They are Christmas Trees...not holiday trees.

Say...Christmas Tree. Its an important issue. You can not emasculate the symbol of a celebration that has overtones that are religious and/or cultural and/or familial for people.

Don't celebrate the holiday? Fine. Have a good one. Let others have their joy.

It is a Christmas Tree.

Of course - don't forget the reason for the season.

Spread the word - let the blogosphere take hold. Merry Christmas!

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Just when I think Higby is showing signs that he is a man, he comes up with this pussified silly post because he thinks it'll make women think he's a teddy bear.

Psychological issues, Higby?

December 03, 2010 9:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That's pretty harsh, poster, but as far as "psychological issues" don't you think that goes without sayinr, re: anyone who writes for this blog -- or posts responses, or responses to others' responses.

I think Meryl Haggard said it best, in song... "I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane"

December 03, 2010 11:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby, Christmas is the holiday. What you call the tree is your business, but you show a remarkable amount of cultural insensitivity, as well as the significance of the tree and its history. Try Google?

December 03, 2010 4:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's a holiday tree to me. I don't follow any religion nor do I believe in christ or mass. HOLIDAY TREE.

December 03, 2010 4:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby is right. Imagine if the government forced us to call Ramadan "Towelhead Holiday"

December 03, 2010 5:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Meryl Hazzard?

Was she married to MERLE Haggard?

Your point is well taken.

December 03, 2010 7:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby the other day also posted a mildly-Anti-Semitic post just two or three days ago.

He is HIGHLY insensitive, and thinks we all want to be part of his dopey "rough & tumble" deal here. Uh, to quote Phil Jennerjahn, "NOPE!"

December 03, 2010 7:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

December 4th also in the South Bay near Janice Hahn's HOLIDAY TREE lighting but in the city of Long Beach is their annual CHRISTMAS PARADE.

It's flashy and ostentatious, showy as always. Home of Carmen Trutanich on the Naples Canals.

To each his or her own. I know the city of L A has to be concerned with being "Diverse" but Higby is right on this one, it IS a CHRISTMAS tree.

Just like the Menorah lighting was NOT a "holiday candle lighting."

People of other religions should be encouraged to join in each celebration, not deny the history and meaning of the celebration to make them feel better.

Go ahead and add "Diwali," the Hindu celebration to our city's cultural celebrations. Have a day to respect the beginning and end of Ramadan. But they are not vapid "holiday fasts or feasts" or such.

Christians may be the majority but vilinizing Christianity and CHristmas is just wrong.

By the way in Israel, Japan and other cultures it's popular to have a Christmas tree just because it's festive. Japanese stores have huge trees and santas, gift- giving and all of it, but few are actually Christian. Even in Israel it's "OK" to have some of the trimmings.

This fear of the WORD "Christmas" is going in the wrong direction.

As long as Christians also learn to respect other people's traditions and symbols.

December 04, 2010 7:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why not call it a Hannakua tree or a Christmas tree or a Kawanza truee?

December 04, 2010 8:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anyone can call it any kind of tree they want. Call it a Palm Tree or a Green Tree. What difference does it make?

December 04, 2010 8:06 AM  

Anonymous Patricia said:

I celebrate both Hanukka and Christmas by going to parties and having fun with friends....eating good food and socializing.
To me, that's the true importance of these holidays. Friendship, love and good times. No religious affiliation is needed.

December 04, 2010 10:02 AM  

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