We can't say Merry Christmas, we have to say Happy Holidays. We can't call it a Christmas tree, it's now called a Holiday tree??? Because it might offend someone! If you don't like our "Canadian Customs" and it offends you so much then LEAVE!! They are called Canadian customs because we live in Canada and WE HAVE OUR OWN TRADITIONS!! If you agree with this, please post this as your status and MERRY CHRISTMAS EH!!!So, this is one of the recent 'put this as your status if you agree' Facebook tropes going around at the moment. Putting aside my general annoyance at the bandwagon-hoppingness (yes, I make my own words) of the copy/paste status and its illustration of the herd mentality (seriously, try having an original thought, folks.. even if you are just putting the same thought into your own words), this one I find both offensive and and innacurate.
- We can't say Merry Christmas, we have to say Happy Holidays.
- We can't call it a Christmas tree, it's now called a Holiday tree???
As far as Holiday trees go, do I think it's silly that Toronto City hall or whoever decided to call the tree out front a Holiday tree rather than a Christmas tree? Oh heck yes. Dumb. But that's their choice, in a (admittedly lame) attempt to be inclusionary. Incidentally though, the only references online to the City Hall Holiday Tree were blogs that were complaining about it. One article I found (and I did not know this) gave me the impression that former Mayor Mel "Bad Boy" Lastman, reversed that decision, back in 2002. So, yes, Virginia, you can say Christmas Tree.
- If you don't like our "Canadian Customs" and it offends you so much then LEAVE!
- They are called Canadian customs because we live in Canada and WE HAVE OUR OWN TRADITIONS
So yeah.. my point? Christmas is a tradition enjoyed by many Canadians, but is not inherent to being Canadian. There are many Canadians who do not celebrate, yet still remain Canadians, whether they are first, second, third, fourth or 23rd generation Canadians. Say Merry Christmas if you like, Say Happy Holidays if you like. No one is stopping you. But to tell others if they don't like it, leave, just makes you sound like a racist asshole, mmkay? Because seriously, when was the last time someone came up to YOU and gave you shit for saying Merry Christmas?
Canadians are not of any one cultural background, race or heritage. Instead, Canadians today reflect a vast diversity of cultural heritages and racial groups. This multicultural diversity is a result of centuries of immigration. - About Canada - Multiculturalism in Canada
- MERRY CHRISTMAS EH!!!
|Like, really guys??|