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When you have the unpopular opinion of Christmas

When you have the unpopular opinion of Christmas

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:

  1. Everyone else gets their own religious holidays off.
  2. America was founded on Christianity.
  3. Christmas isn’t even a religious holiday anymore. Everyone celebrates it.
  4. 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.

 

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Chaz Brooks

She would only have an argument if everyone getting the day off on Christmas somehow amounted to government support for religion. This woman seems more offended that she has difficulties getting time off for her own holidays. Which is bad, to be sure, but hardly necessitates begrudging other people getting their time off when they want it.

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Rod Gillis

Marci's column is well worth the read. Terrific sardonic writing. But Christmas a religious holiday? Who knew!

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John Cheek

But won't the Jews miss their night to go out and have Chinese food.

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