The Sorrows of Young Werewolf (eyeteeth) wrote,
The Sorrows of Young Werewolf

Tolkien's greetings

This is the delightfully awkward time of year during which large plastic display menorahs remain fully lit next to Christmas trees in stores and the lobbies of apartment buildings. Guys, please put the menorah away. It is not like a Christmas tree that you leave up for a while to admire; Chanukkah is not Jewish Christmas; when you say "Happy holidays" I do not feel more included, or rather I feel as if you are attempting to include me in something I have opted out of, like a pushy camp counselor. Jews have their own big-deal holidays in spring and autumn. If we wanted Christmas we'd, you know, worship Christ.

This year, America, please do me a favor: say "Merry Christmas" when you mean "Merry Christmas." Don't say "Happy holidays" as if that were basically the same thing. Wouldn't it be weird if I went around doing that for a month before Rosh Hashanah?
Tags: christmas, j.r.r. tolkien, judaism, stix, tinyfists
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