Christmas is missing

November 20th, 2017 by Ken

Oh – you can tell it’s Christmas.  The signs are everywhere.  Stores are decked out in all their Christmas finery and Christmas carols are omnipresent.

But, if you look at the North Thurston school district calendar, you can’t find Christmas listed  anywhere.  You can find Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and dozens of other holidays, but you won’t find Christmas.  The district says it doesn’t list any religious holidays on its school calendar.

In this era of political correctness and the all inclusive embrace, it would seem odd not to find a holiday on the school calendar that is celebrated by 80 percent of Americans, by a similar percentage of European immigrants and even in Asian countries such as Korea and Japan.

I understand the need of the school district to be cognizant of the feelings of all of the people it serves – – but to leave Christmas off the school calendar just seems one step too far.

While Christmas does have religious roots, it has become so non-secular, that Santa, Rudolf, and the Grinch, have become more representative of the day, than does Jesus and his birth.

The district is not getting much negative feedback on leaving Christmas off its calendar – but it’s just another example of how close we are to falling off the cliff of irrelevancy as a unified country.

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