28 November 2006

What's wrong with saying Christmas?

As I walk around my work site, I see the signs advertising the various "Holiday Parties" that will be taking place in and out of the building. A coworker questioned the use of "Holiday" as opposed to "Christmas" and I questioned the same. What is wrong with saying Christmas? All of a sudden, it's "politically incorrect" to say Christmas. WTF? I have an issue with that. What bunch of assclown morons in Washington decided that we can't use the word Christmas? Is that not what the holiday is? Who was offended? The Jewish? The Muslims? The atheists? Who? I said, who? Each of the aforementioned, save for the atheists have their respective holidays of which they celebrate accordingly and the names of each aren't being changed, so why was Christmas a target of such blasphemy? I seriously would like an answer because I refuse to accept saying anything but Merry Christmas, Christmas break, or any other Christmas derived theme.

All this so-called politically correct bullshit is just that; bullshit! They've changed so many things in the name of political correctness, but what the hell does politics have to do with any of it? I'm really more than sick and tired of some jacked up suit wearin, narrow lipped, sexually repressed, can't fight his way out of a wet paper bag, limp-dick, assclown telling me what the fuck I can and can't say. Last I checked there was Freedom of Speech, (though we know what a joke that shit is) so I should be able to say Christmas if I want to. What the hell would I sound like if I walked up to someone on CHRISTMAS Day and said, Merry Holiday for "fear" of offending them? You know what, if you are offended, so damn what! Suck it up sweetie and get over it. What are they gonna change next, Happy Birthday?

With all the damn hoopla made of Halloween and Valentine's Day of which NIETHER is a friggin holiday, why the hell can't they just leave well enough alone? On a daily friggin basis we all say something that's not grammatically correctly, punctuated correctly, and so on; are we gonna start censoring appropriate speech next? I'm sorry, actually, I'm not; I'm going to keep saying Christmas. I'm going to continue to keep CHRIST in Christmas and not say Xmas. How is it that folk are offended when someone says, "Happy Turkey Day" and not Merry Christmas? That's because they're ignorant assholes who don't know shit from shortcake when it comes to things of real importance.

The irony is that the same assclowns who came up with this politically correct bullshit are the same ones saying "Thank you Jesus!" or "Thank God!" They better recognize the real validity in what they're saing instead of misappropriating their speech. How can you say "Thank you Jesus" and NOT want to say Christmas? Now that's some real confusing shit right there.

Is it just me or do you see some gaps in their thinking?


Anonymous said...

I absolutely REFUSE to jump on the "holiday" wagon. Last year, a woman here at work told me "Merry Christmas," and nervously corrected herself. I told her that the correction was not needed, and MERRY CHRISTMAS.

You are so right that Muslim holidays, etc. haven't been renamed. Only those associated with Jesus or Christianity. Even Halloween is under scrutiny (because of the old reference to a holy day), and must be called "Harvest Party" (or some such nonsense) in some schools.

It's out of control, and I'm not buying it. I'm with you, Blu!

Anonymous said...

Greetings, Sis! Love and peace to you, dear. Thank you for your comment on my current post!

Excellent post, BluJ, as always. What did Christ say? He said:

"I am the way, the Truth, and the Light. No man cometh unto the Father, except by me..."

People hate that and for some reason, we've begun to disregard Christ as the Father's only begotten Son. For some reason, it has become a sin in the world for us to bow and accept Christ as our Saviour and Messiah. Christ came and gave his life that whoever believes in him shall not perish but shall have everlasting life. It's hard for people to accept that, but it's the truth because God said it, and He meant it. It seems people have a problem bowing to another man for salvation and redemption.

And then too, people today are so hell bent on worshipping the commercialism of the Christmas holiday that they've taken Christ out of it completely (and the celebration of his birth) so that they can feel better about themselves when they go broke buying needless, useless junk for each other during the holiday season. Just like with Easter. Easter is supposed to be the celebration of the Resurrection of Christ after his death, but what the hell does easter egg hunting in the backyard have to do with the resurrection of Christ from the grave? Nothing, that's what!

And you know what, Sis Blu? God is mad at us at all, and we're too blind to see that. We're too blind and preoccupied with our human mess that we can't see that the Heavens are about to be opened up and Christ is on his way back. And we aint ready. No way, no how.

Anonymous said...

Uh Blu, how do you REALLY feel? I read through the blog but still can't decide whether you want us to say Merry Christmas or not. Can you be just a bit more clear? I'm laughing and teasing! I'll tell you something I have to do at my job-I have to make sure I don't give any Christmas cards that may offend anyone so I give holiday cards to mere acquaintances and Christmas cards to people I know have some belief in Christmas. Sad state of affairs, indeed.

BluJewel said...

Hawa - High five sista. Christ is very much a part of Christmas and many forget that if not for Him, we wouldn't be here. So to coin Ice Cube, "you better check yo'self before you wreck yo'self". Not you of course, but those who fail to recognize or those who succumb to the pressure around them.

Ms. JoJo - you preach girl! You know that's what I like about you. You keep it real and ain't afraid to say what's on your mind. Your words are the absolute truth and the sooner folk adhere, the better the world would be. Thanks for adding your wise words.

debo - i apologize if i left room for ambiguity as that was not my intent. i am VERY much in favor for using AND saying MERRY CHRISTMAS. I will give cards as i see fit and will not be selective in my decision. for the most part, regular coworkers and such get generic cards, while others get something more personal. However, this is more than about just cards; it's about not getting caught in that commercialism and crap of the holidays and recognising Christmas for what it is...CHRIST's Mass!

Be blessed y'all.

Barb said...

Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas

I guess you know where I stand :)

Wendy said...

This is a bunch of nonsense. What can possibly be politically incorrect about the day Jesus Christ was born. And who are you to choose what I call it? The bull my company is spewing is to say holiday so it includes everyones culture.Okay,follow me here if these people do not celebrate Christmas so,why do we have to include them? I'm missing the point here. I'm not included in their holy days. I have no complaints, to each their own. Mine is Merry Christmas!

chele said...

I have never been politically correct and I'm not trying to be.

Merry Christmas!

Terry said...

Ya know, last year this thing pissed me off so bad, that I wanted to get a "gettoblaster" (old school term for boom-box for all you youngsters) and play Burl Ives "Holly Jolly Christmas" through Wal-Mart. He says "Christmas" like a thousand times in that song. That'll teach the communist bastards to screw with my "Christmas".

BluJewel said...

barb - say it loud...You're Merry Christmas and proud...sung to the tune of "say it loud, I'm black and I'm proud" I appreciate the stop by.

wendy - I feel you so much on this and if you're like me, you'd not participate in any of the festivities called holiday. I don't give in to that crap (as I stated) and it will always remain CHRISTMAS to me. Thanks for stopping by again.

chele - thanks for coming to see me. being "politically correct" is lame, lame, lame.

Terry - you are my mutha effin man. I wanna be there when/if you do this.

Anonymous said...

This echoes arguments that have raged the last few years here in the UK. Every Christmas, some local council or business refuse to allow decorations, and it starts off a whole debate about political correctness. This year, quite unbelievably, Birmingham City Council have dropped the word Christmas altogether, and replaced it with the hideous "Winterval"!!!!!

To be fair to those of other faiths, I'm yet to hear a muslim, jew or whoever speak out against Christmas in this country, they accept it and have no problems. It seems it is middle aged bureacrats with not enough to think about who are making these crazy decisions.

So I'm firmly in the Christmas camp - and whilst I do not follow any particular religion, I was raised a Christian and respect the reason why Christmas is celebrated.

Of course...we could move on to whether most people do really celebrate Christmas for its real reasons, or simply the commercialised novelty it has become. I think this is more the problem. Other faith celebrations manage to keep commercialism out of them, we've allowed Christmas to be taken over by those interested in greed. And in that case, you can almost understand why the PC idiots wonder if it matters if it is called CHRISTmas anymore?

BluJewel said...

lehane - so eloquently stated. I wasnt aware that this mindet was in the UK also; thanks for pointing that out and for bringing some global awareness to the topic. Agreed, "winterval" is a hideous word.

Anonymous said...

I feel you. I say Merry Christmas at Christmas time no matter what. I say Happy Holidays starting around Thanksgiving, cuz it sort of encompases a bunch of different ones. But, we all know that Jesus is the reason for this season in the first place. Everyone else has their holidays to make some kind of gift-giving equivalent. But, that ain't good enough for me. I'm Christian and this is how I celebrate. You do you; I will do me. That's how I look at it.

T.C. said...

Yea this way of the world thing is getting totally rediculous to me...I totally feel what jojod is saying and that's exactly what it is...

I am personally starting something new this year...Imma get the kids (meaning the neices, nephews and god sons) stuff they NEED...and get the adults something that is sentimental and meaningful...I am NOT getting into all the commercial crap I am just not going to be able to do it...

I want to celebrate it as CHRIST would have it be done...period...via the spirit!

I love coming here...always something good to talk about...

BluJewel said...

bz - Your comment speaks to the realness of this post. Allowing people to do them is cool and should not take away from someone's beliefs as it seems like that are doing for Christians.

t.c - thank you for your compliment it's good to know that i am putting out good material for people to read. Yes, jojo did post a very good comment and you're right, CHRIST does need to stay in Christmas and buying gifts of need instead of want is a good plan.

JenellyBean said...

Hey Blue Jewel...
It's my first time visiting your spot. I plan on hanging out for a while
Come check me out when you have the chance.


Thats LAME!!

Christmas is the damn holiday.
The very nature of the word holiday derives from holy day.

Anonymous said...

OK here's the deal: I just heard a sample of your voice. You have a beautiful voice and a very sexy accent. (I'm not flirting, I'm just telling you the truth.) So after hearing your voice I finally got around to reading this post and imagined you actually speaking the angry words in that delicious voice of yours. Now add the fact that I've seen your photo and... Damn!

I swear I'm not flirting but I was so enthralled with the vision of Sexy You telling it like it is, that after reading the entire post I hardly knew what you were talking about but I had a huge grin on my face.

Not to worry, I wiped the grin off and dutifully re-read the post. I think you are absolutely correct in everything you wrote. Christmas, yes, yes, it was about Christmas wasn't it? Christmas is a splendid holiday and anyone who says diferent is a "assclown" ;-)

blaqrayne said...

For everyday use, I am all for "Merry Christmas" because I believe in what it is about. In this day and age, people will sue you for smiling so my guess is that from a corporate view, they use "Holiday" in order to avoid accusations of discrimination because they didn't have a Hanukka party or send a 3 Kings Day card. I also strongly oppose the use of things like "Xmas".

urban butterfly said...

I think that being politically correct is crap...lol. I'm so free with my words and my thoughts, I couldn't imagine being restrained in what I want to say, or sugar coat things in an effort to be "politically correct". I agree with you 100%!!

BluJewel said...

jenelly - i'm happy that you stopped by and that you'll return again.

X - u are so silly and you made me blush. I "stole" the word assclown from Mistress.

rayne - your point is valid and poignant. It's just a shame that it even has to be an issue.

urban - girl, i so feel you. for people who are artistic it is very hard to contain yourself and in this instance, it is so unnecessary to be censored or restrained.

Clark said...

I haven't commented in a long time but I just had to put my 2 cents in. I so respect the rights of each and every individual to be offended, that I regularly give those around me the opportunity to indulge in that right by being as politically *incorrect* as common decency allows. Stupid people get to be offended, thereby PROVING that it is their right and I get to express myself fully which makes me happy. Now that’s what I call a win-win. ;-)

TDJ said...

I've got Christmas decorations and big "Merry Christmas" banner in my office. If you don't like it, keep walking.

jc said...

I know I'm all late and wrong on this one, but I still had to put my pennies in on this one. Gimme a gott-damned break. I'm gonna say what the hell I wanna say. It's Christmas dammit, not Xmas, not Holiday. It's a part of a holiday season, but the day is still and will always be Christmas. It's with this kind of f-d up thinking why the world is so torn today.

Anonymous said...

happy holidays, you crazy unimaginative christians