Letter to the Editor: Missed the point
BY Randall Eigsti, Tulsa
Thursday, January 10, 2013
1/10/13 at 7:44 AM
Lorene Hill's letter ("One parade, please" Dec. 28) about the Christmas parade misses the point. Christmas is a tradition from many generations past. George Bailey, in "It's a Wonderful Life," ran down the street yelling "Merry Christmas," and even wished "Merry Christmas" to Mr. Potter. He was not saying to anyone "Happy Holiday." No one in "Miracle on 34th Street" wished anyone a "Happy Holiday" either.
Under the guise of inclusiveness, the "Happy Holiday" people are attacking the tradition of Christmas that I, and the nation, grew up with. Celebrating Christmas is an old tradition that brings happiness and joy to many people.
Until I see the "Happy Holiday" people renaming Hanukkah and Ramadan, I know the real reason they want to destroy a national tradition. They are afraid of the reason for the season - Jesus Christ.
Editor's note: The movies "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Miracle on 34th Street" were released in 1946 and 1947, respectively.
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