Homogenized Holidays

This news story is unbelievable.

The Christmas carol controversy began earlier this week when teachers who lead the school choir decided to drop the word Christmas from Silver Bells and replaced it with "festive" to eliminate a reference to the Christian holiday. The move caused a national furore, and school officials and the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board scrambled to control the situation.

Instead of continually trying to homogenize the holidays, why don’t we start celebrating the diversity of it instead. If I wish someone a Merry Christmas and they inform me they’re Jewish, I have no problem wishing them a Happy Hanukkah. To me it’s no different than respecting someone’s choice to not drink alcohol or not to eat meat. I respect their choices as an individual and accommodate them as best I can, so that everyone can enjoy themselves as they are.