In what is admittedly an unpopular opinion, the website xoJane.com published an opinion piece titled “Christmas should not be a National Holiday.” It’s made its way around the Internet, and TIME.com even picked it up.
Written by Marci, a Jewish woman, she states right off “no religious holiday should be a national holiday; therefore, those who celebrate Christmas should have to ask for the day off if it falls on a day they would otherwise be working.”
And so the debate began.
When presenting her humbug opinion, Marci says she usually received one of four responses:
- Everyone else gets their own religious holidays off.
- America was founded on Christianity.
- Christmas isn’t even a religious holiday anymore. Everyone celebrates it.
- Just enjoy your g@0#!%@n time off.
It’s unlikely anyone could change their mind about a holiday like Christmas. It is a part of many people’s cultural upbringing and childhood memories. But at the same time it’s easy to forget that everyone didn’t share our individual upbringing.
Anyone wanting to read Marci’s argument, can find it here.