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What holiday does a holiday tree celebrate? (standard:humor, 910 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 02 2012Views/Reads: 1237/682Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I will confess right up front to a certain degree of confusion. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage will corroborate this confession. So many things confuse me; I am not sure where to begin, and once I begin, where in the world will it stop?
 



I will confess right up front to a certain degree of confusion. The
Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage will corroborate this confession. So 
many things confuse me; I am not sure where to begin, and once I begin, 
where in the world will it stop? 

I have been married for over 41 years but I must confess, not to the
same woman. Oh yes, it is the same woman with the same name but it is 
not the same woman I married 41 years ago. Where is that young woman I 
married? 

When first married, I thought I knew everything there was to know about
women and wives in particular. I do not know if it is the ensuing years 
but I am rather confused about this whole matter of being married. I 
suppose that is the mystery of romance. If you ever figure it out it 
loses its charm. Romance without charm is just an old man and an old 
woman who have lived together for 41 years. 

That is just one area of confusion. I harbor no aspiration of
unconfusing my level of confusion in that area. There are other areas I 
could work on that might be a little more productive in this regard. 

An area particularly that has me greatly confused is the Christmas
season with all the Christmas decorations including the ominous 
Christmas tree. Oh, how I love that old Christmas tree and decorating 
it and celebrating the whole Christmas spirit. 

What has been confusing me for the last several years is this
uncertainty about the season. Some people do not want to call it the 
Christmas season; rather they refer to it as the holiday season. What I 
want to know is, what holiday are we celebrating in December? 

I know the holiday we celebrate in November, and the other holidays
sprinkled throughout the year. 

In July, for example, nobody calls it a “holiday parade.” It is the
Fourth of July parade, for Pete's sake! In February, nobody calls it a 
“holiday banquet.” It is a Valentine's banquet. 

Just so everybody knows, nobody will catch me singing a “holiday carol.”


I suppose with all the holidays in this country throughout the year it
would be simpler just to call everything a “holiday.” That would 
simplify things and help those who cannot keep up with the calendar. I 
am all for that. 

It seems the only squabbling that goes on is during the month of
December. Actually, the squabbling begins before our turkey dinner has 
finished digesting. Maybe some people get too much turkey in their 
system and it clouds their thinking. All they have to do is squabble 
about something and so the only thing in front of them is the Christmas 
season. I get that. 

What I do not get is the level of anger directed in this direction. It
would seem that the Christmas season offers a huge threat to our 
society. We cannot call our Christmas tree a Christmas tree; it has to 
be called a holiday tree. Everybody knows, the word “Christmas tree” is 
some kind of code inviting disaster on our society. I have never heard 
anybody define or describe what that disaster would look like. 

What amazes me is simply that this is a huge issue in some people's
minds. Nothing is more dangerous to society than this. 

The word “Christmas” carries with it more danger to our society than the
ominous financial cliff we are facing, the threat of terrorism in our 
own country and Lindsay Lohan at 4 AM. 

What is more confusing to me is that these people who are trying to
protect our society from anything religious wants to substitute the 
word “Christmas” for the word “holiday.” It just shows the level of 
education in our country has not kept up with the times. 

I know it has been a long time since I have been in school, but I do
know that certain words have certain definitions. Do the people who 
object to anything religious understand that the word holiday comes 


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