Bah Humbug

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It seems that Christmas Trees Harm The Emotional Well Being Of “Non Celebrators [Via VDare. To that I say “Bah Humbug.”

The so-called study states that:

This research demonstrates that the pervasive presence of Christmas displays in December makes people who do not celebrate Christmas feel like they don’t belong…

If you are so offended and upset by Christmas decorations then perhaps you do not belong. Perhaps you should live somewhere that you will feel included. The problem with being a minority is that you are a minority, you will live in a world whose traditions are guided by the majority.

Why should the majority who do celebrate Christmas (even if in a purely secular manner) be forced to feel that they do not belong. Why should that majority be made to feel like outsiders with ridiculous greetings such as “Happy Holidays,” when we know there really is only one holiday been celebrated.

So I will both wish you all a happy Christmas and cry bah humbug at the same time.

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2 Responses to “Bah Humbug”

  1. Xamuel Says:

    What about Christmas muzak? More generally, what about cases when the traditional, majority-by-default thing just plain sucks? Christmas music makes people miserable not because of religious disagreements but just because it’s flat-out bad.
    DU: Call me old fashioned, but I like my crass secular consumerism sweetened by saccharine faux jollity and softened by generic religious sentiment. :/

  2. maurice Says:

    Oh, I disagree about Christmas music. It’s part of the season and the communal aspect and spirit of the thing. If arranged as muzak, it can be grating; but the basic musical material of Christmas carols is very good. It has to be: it’s stood the test of time.

    Bah, humbug? Nah- Merry Christmas to All !!

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