Tuesday, November 14, 2006


At long last, no more "happy holidays" at Wal-Mart. They've dropped it in favor of "Merry Christmas!" It's about dang time!


Hat tip to Matt at Absolutely No Spin. BTW, welcome, Matt, to the Christus Vincit Definitive Blogroll! He actually had mentioned our blog on a couple of occasions back in March and I never knew it till now.



Gavin said...

Personally (well, I'm not all that conservative as it is) I really don't care about that whole hullabaloo. I say Christmas is Midnight Mass of the Nativity to Epiphany. Anything outside that is Advent or the Epiphany Season.

Not to mention that Walmart is really NOT doing anything Christian by that, they're only acknowledging the secular "Christmas" of Santa, presents, and trees. For all I care, our society can drop or keep that. Personally I think happy holidays is better. Problem is, they should keep it longer. There are plenty of holidays at about the same time: Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, New Year, Epiphany, St. Stephen.

Not that I OPPOSE "Christmas", I just think that it's not worth fighting for since it's no longer a Christian holiday.

Bah, humbug.

Brian Michael Page said...

I have to disagree with your last sentence Gavin. Christmas will always be a Christian holiday despite what today's society tries to make of it (in fear of a few select very loud athiests, I presume). I still think Holy Week and Easter are far more important events - don't get me wrong, but Christmas is just as Christian now as it was two millenia ago.

And as Paul said, the move by Wal-Mart and Target doesn't make them saints. But for once, it's a step in the right direction.