Letter: Holiday hostility
Dec 20, 2012 | 2020 views | 6 6 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print


The faux war on Christmas, a holiday tradition presented by Fox News, has become a war on those who say Happy Holidays. I’ve been saying “Happy Holidays” long before there was a Fox News. When recently letting in friends into my house for a visit, I said Happy Holidays and was accused of being anti-Christian, and anti-Christmas, as if I somehow denigrated the birth of America’s most popular messiah and our favorite holiday. It’s worth remembering that Christmas has as much to do with Winter Solstice traditions as it does the birth of Christ (theologians and historians agree Jesus was not born in December, but most likely late summer or early fall). Somewhere in heaven, God and his Son are shaking their heads in disbelief over how easy it is to divide Americans and turn them against each other, even during a season that celebrates love, peace and togetherness. Happy Holidays.

Andre Lane, Felton

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Old Guy
January 04, 2013
I think "Happy Holidays" were referring to the two holidays; Christmas and New years. But that was back when America was America. Now it's just every other foreign contry mixed together.

Fiona Felton
December 21, 2012
Geez. What a miserable letter for the holiday edition of the paper. This "war on..." meme is tired and obvious.

Happy Holidays is fine. For those who fear encroachment, realize that the root of the word is - holy.

Merry Christmas!
December 21, 2012
Actually the season celebrates capitalism and while there is no god, and no heaven, really just animals playing on a rock...being happy is the most important part...happy days!
December 22, 2012
I will pray for you as we celebrate the birth of our saver
Prey for me
January 31, 2013
Birth of our saver? Is that the guy who marks down all the prices at the end of the year? Thanks for the savings, super saver!
hay sus
December 21, 2012
Merry Christmas

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