I just received this little poem in a forward from my mom, and I wanted to share.(I’d love to credit someone for writing it but there was no name!) When I was growing up I must admit that I lived in a sheltered area. Everyone seemed to be Christian, I had no idea what ethnic background my friends came from because I just considered everyone to be American….and in my little world EVERYONE celebrated Christmas. When our Chorus sang songs around the holidays they were “Christmas” songs..and we had “Christmas” concerts. Now I am told that schools aren’t allowed to do that anymore. And now I am hearing that the CHRISTMAS tree at the white house may be called a HOLIDAY tree? Really?? No it’s a CHRISTMAS tree! I live in Long Island where there are a lot of Jewish people, and none of them put up a tree and try to claim it to be a holiday tree…they just don’t. So if your Christian you should feel comfortable saying Merry Christmas…if you are Jewish, Happy Hanukkah….Please don’t allow this time of year to become a Hallmark Holiday…. remember the reason for the season!
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE.
Twas the month before Christmas
When all through our land
Not a Christian was praying
Nor taking a stand.
See the PC Police had taken away,
The reason for Christmas – no one could say.
The children were told by their schools not to sing,
About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.
It might hurt people’s feelings, the teachers would say
December 25th is just a ‘Holiday’.
Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit
Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!
CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-pod
Something was changing, something quite odd!
Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa
In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.
As Targets were hanging their trees upside down
At Lowe’s the word Christmas – was no where to be found.
At K-Mart and Staples and Penny’s and Sears
You won’t hear the word Christmas; it won’t touch your ears.
Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty
Are words that were used to intimidate me.
Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen
On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton !
At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter
To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.
And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith
Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace
The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded
The reason for the season, stopped before it started.
So as you celebrate ‘Winter Break’ under your ‘Dream Tree’
Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me..
Choose your words carefully, choose what you say
Shout MERRY CHRISTMAS, not Happy Holiday !
Please, all Christians join together and wish everyone you meet
Christ is The Reason for the Christ-mas Season!