Tis the season for offending, defending and diversity

There was some animosity between the Holidays at the Holiday After Season team party this year.  Thanksgiving, and to a small extent Veterans Day, were upset that once again Christmas decorations appeared in retail stores immediately following Labor Day.

They thought it was too early in the season for such decorations to appear and they claimed Christmas gets an unfair advantage because it earns so much money.  Charges of Christmas being a “one-percenter” flew after too much egg nog.

Personally, I think Thanksgiving is suffering from middle child syndrome and it looks like Labor Day is an enabler.  However, I do think the commercialization of Christmas is sickening and offensive to those that understand the true meaning of the day.

Thanksgiving would have none of my argument saying there was no place in holidays for religious ideals.  Catholics are not a protected minority class so offending us is OK.

Isn’t it weird that Catholics must not offend others with our religious holidays and beliefs but others can trample over us?  And why is it OK for society to usurp the Catholic religious days but not the other religions?

I guess George Washington and Abraham Lincoln do not feel so bad to have their day associated with mattress sales when the birth and death of Jesus is overshadowed by a fat man delivering gifts and a rabbit delivering eggs.

Can you imagine the hoopla if we switched the meaning Ramadan or Chanukah?  By the way, do you think Chanukah, or is it Hanukkah, or is it Hanukah, has a multiple personality disorder?  It looked like the other holidays were keeping a safe distance in case it snapped.

Chanukah was invited to the party this year along with all the other special days of the year that don’t warrant Holiday status.  The Holidays felt compelled to be more diverse and even pitched a big tent for the occasion.

Despite opposition because of their monopoly on traditional family values, they invited Father’s Day and Mother’s Day.  Things got a little tense when Martin Luther King Jr. Day announced intentions to marry Columbus Day but things settled down.  Personally, I think Columbus Day is only doing it to get back on the map.  In any event, I’m sure Liberals think an interracial gay marriage is a homerun.

As you would expect, Veterans Day, Flag Day, and the Fourth of July were ignored by most attendees but Valentine’s Day tried to include them in the team picture.  I thought that was sweet.  In a drunken stupor, New Year’s Day started an argument with Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day about male holidays making more money than the female holidays.

And, as usual, Halloween made a fool of itself masquerading as a real Holiday while Memorial Day seemed lost trying to remember its purpose.

Regardless of their differences, all the holidays eventually went back to attacking Christmas and demanded it re-distribute its wealth to the other days.  They were so focused on that agenda none of them realized Cinco de Mayo snuck in through the open window.

About Armando Diana

A freelance writer for more than 30 years I covered the political scene in New Jersey which can prepare anyone for national politics. I have no fancy political degrees and I'm definitely not a lawyer - I am a common person who is fed up with politics. I want leaders focused on doing what is right for the country, not for them.
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