Cultural Identity and the War on Christmas

I've been thinking about the War on Christmas recently. The War on Christmas, in case you are blessed enough to have not heard of it, is the debate over whether to have a specific celebration of Christmas or a generic celebration of various holidays this time of year. It includes the question of whether to … Continue reading Cultural Identity and the War on Christmas

We Say “Happy Washington’s Birthday”

This year there is once again a hoo-ha over whether people and retailers say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays." (for a sane perspective on this, see here and here) Some people even go so far as to encourage you to steer your consumer dollars away from retailers who do not greet you with "Merry Christmas." … Continue reading We Say “Happy Washington’s Birthday”