Johnny - posted on 11/29/2011 ( 78 moms have responded )
I'm not so much looking for a debate, although I'm happy to engage in one if it breaks out, but I've been hearing a great deal about this War on Christmas. Since hearing about this battle endlessly as of late, I've been searching for signs of it. But I haven't found any. I hear about not being able to say Merry Christmas or sing Christmas songs or put a nativity scene on one's own lawn or the horrors of the use of the X instead of Christ in Christmas. But I haven't been able to find any solid evidence of any of this occurring.
Aside from battles over the separation of church and state, such as not allowing civic institutions to display outwardly religious ornamentation of any sort or not having the nativity play in schools, do not seen any "de-Christmasing" anywhere. Almost the opposite.
So my question is, have you personally witnessed, viewed, or heard in your daily life (not the media) any occurrences of the waging of this war? Have you been stopped from saying Merry Christmas? Have you been told not play Christmas music? Has your family been unable to celebrate Christmas in whichever way you personally choose to do so (be that religiously or secularly)?