imsmartkid: Why holiday tree over christmas tree?
The christmas tree stands for christmas. You dont see people with ‘holiday’ trees in their house for hannakuah. It doesnt stand for other holidays such as hannakuah and kwanza. It is clearly a symbol of christmas. So my question is why do people complain about “christmas trees” but not about “holiday trees” when they are both still symbolizing Christmas? I believe its like taking a manorah and calling it a “holiday candle holder”. Either way we will all know it is going to symbolize hannakuah.
Answers and Views:
Answer by Bubbha Jo
Having a tree around December 25th is a pagan custom, not a Christian one.
they’re just trying to be politically correct and not offend anyone. i don’t care who i offend….
CHRISTMAS TREEAnswer by Brandy A
Just to have something to ***** about I guess.Answer by Jim K
You’re right. This is ridiculous. It’s like saying that department stores are playing “Holiday Carols”. Nonsense.
P.S. Bing Crosby singing “I’m Dreaming of a White Holiday” doesn’t have quite the same ring to it.Answer by cowgirl
Because Christmas trees may bring about thoughts of Christ, and that’s scary to some people, so maybe they call it a holiday tree – never heard anyone refer to one as a holiday tree tho’.Answer by Obanroo
Have you ever done any research on this? How is it that a tree stands for christmas? Christmas really has nothing to do with the birth of Christ. It is totally from pagan origins. I know people don’t like to hear this or think about it but its true. All you have to do is go to a search engine and look for the origin of most of the things we believe to be Christian, from the bringing into the house of an evergreen tree to Santa Claus, decorations, mistletoe, etc. Jesus was not even born in December. Find in the Bible were it gives the date of his birth. Its not there. The date December 25 has actually all to do with the worship of the sun god etc.because the pagans thought that with the shortening days of winter the sun was going to disappear. The churches have adopted many many pagan customs. Sorry, back to your original question. It is probably called holiday tree so as not to offend people of other religions.Answer by Veronica Alicia
Since the War years, we have had a “Christmas tree” in our house at Christmas – sometimes real, sometimes not.
It may have nothing to do with the Christian Festival but it has become a symbol of the Christmas time Festivities and Festivals of the Lights/Celebration of St. Lucia, and so on.
Sometimes we have a hanukiah, too, although I’m not Jewish because I love the shape of the candlestick, the story and the symbolism.
Why anyone would want to complain about some innocent symbols, call them what you will, of these bright and cheerful Festivals during the dark days of Winter is beyond my comprehensionAnswer by Staci
As a society we’ve gone overboard trying to be politically correct. A Christmas Tree is used to decorate for this particular holiday.
If your of another faith, it’s perfectly fine to not partake nor acknowledge the tree. The tree isn’t a symbol of Christian beliefs either.
Kwanzaa is not authentic either but who cares. If someone, anyone want to honor the Africa American heritage then wonderful. But it was my understanding the founder was trying to separate and cause distress to non-blacks.
I believe there is enough room for all faiths, religions, and cultures to exist. It’s practicing tolerance, avoiding superiority, and acknowledging differences in a peaceful climate.Answer by cwc
Why do they complain? Because they are cry babies that like to feel “excluded and offended” when people of another faith (the majority faith at that) celebrate one of their holidays. They could just ignore it, or do their own thing, but instead demand everyone else stop practicing a centuries-old custom. It’s political correctness taken to the worst extreme.
If my comments have offended anyone, I’ve only got one thing to say……
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!Answer by sillystring1010
In public places, the tree should be called a “holiday tree” for a very good reason. Not everyone celebrates Christmas. In most cases, the tree is the only sign of a holiday, there aren’t any minora’s or anything else symbolizing anyone elses relgion, so why not save time and money by only putting one thing up and naming it generally so that everyone will be included?
Do Christians think that a tree with a star on top is TradeMarked for the Christian religion or something?