Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.

11.23.2005

I couldn't have said it better

We don't get out the Christmas decorations until Friday after Thanksgiving in the Army of Mom household. My kids are chomping at the bit to put them up. We may have broken out a few Christmas videos and yes I said CHRISTMAS not holiday. Bah, humbug on the holiday folks. I say Happy Hannukah to my brother in law but I refuse to not say Merry Christmas.

LabKat also touched on another of my sore spots - the skipping of Thanksgiving. This is my favorite holiday of the year. It is up there with Christams, Easter and Fourth of July. I love getting together, eating too much and watching the Cowboys. Life couldn't be better. We even have a Thankful Journal that I make everyone who gathers write in. We have to remember what we have to be grateful for this year. We pull the book out for random special occasions, but it always comes out on Thanksgiving. It is a great reminder to ourselves of all of our blessings. I'll write more on Thanksgiving, too.

In the meantime, safe travels and be less stressed and enjoy your family and loved ones. I'm thankful for each of you coming to my little blog.

6 Comments:

  • At 2:47 PM, November 23, 2005, Anonymous MoK said…

    Happy Thanksgiving to y'all, too.
    :-)
    As hubby is fond of saying (in his best Robin Hood impression), "To the tables! And stuff yourselves!"

    P.S. We say "Merry Christmas" at our house, as well. Enough with the PC bullsh#t. I get enough of the "Winter Wonderland" crap at work. They don't even refer to "holidays" anymore. It's just seasonal. Thank goodness we can go to our sanctuaries called home, where we can shut out the madness for a little while...

     
  • At 5:13 PM, November 23, 2005, Anonymous M.O.T said…

    Well we say Merry Cristmas at my house , with a big Christ in it. I am skipping Thanksgiving this year. Hubby and kids are going to West Texas, and I am home alone!!! YES!!!!!!!!! MOT

     
  • At 6:55 PM, November 23, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Not everybody believes that Jesus is the son of God - thus Happy Holidays is more welcoming to all. However, we all have a right to refer to the holiday in whatever way makes us comfortable. I see no reason to be so riled up over it.

     
  • At 8:39 PM, November 23, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    MOT - if you want some place to go on Thanksgiving, you are welcome at our place. I can't find where I put your number or I'd call you. Please email me and I'll give you ours if you don't have it already. You're more than welcome. We always have TOO much food!!!

    And, anon, my first instinct is that you're obviously not deeply rooted in your religious convictions or you'd see why it is so insulting. Everyone goes out of their way to be respectful of Hannukah and Kwanzza, but Christmas gets pushed to the back. Why? Because it is Christian ... my son gets to play with a dreidel and learn the little song to go with it at school. He makes a Kwannza candleabra thing ... but they can't mention Christmas. I see something wrong with that. And, WalMart is getting rich from people buying CHRISTMAS gifts, yet they can't put up Merry Christmas anywhere. I could give a rat's ass if there are more Ramadan or Hannukah signs up in Target, but I expect a Merry Christmas there as well. It is also celebrated. But, we wouldn't want to piss off any Muslims or Jews now, would we? They might be insulted by Merry Christmas being up. I don't know anyone like that. All my Jewish friends, my Buddhist friends, my atheist friends ... none of them are offended by my Merry Christmas cards. They are appreciative that I count them among my blessings. But, we have to get all PC for those few assholes who can't handle it.

    *taking a deep breath*

    Happy Holidays. See, I said it. But, I'll also tell you Merry Christmas, too, unless I know you're Jewish. Then, I'll say Happy Hannukah.

     
  • At 8:19 AM, November 25, 2005, Anonymous M.O.T said…

    Thanks for the invite, but I cleanned house all day.:) MOT

     
  • At 7:09 AM, November 28, 2005, Anonymous Army of Dad said…

    Well you could have done that at our place too!

     

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