LETTERS: Merry Christmas

I recently received a flyer featuring lights and decorations for the “holidays” but not a single Christmas light or decoration.

I recently received a flyer from a prominent retailer featuring lights and decorations for the “holidays” but not a single Christmas light or decoration.

Many of my neighbours and I have put up our traditional Christmas lights for the pleasure of everyone around and passing by. It is unfortunate that Christmas lights and decorations are no longer available for anyone who might need them. I guess they will just have to use “holiday” or “festive” items instead.

This year I will have to make my own Christmas cake or find it in a specialty bakery. The supermarkets only have “festive” cake which resembles Christmas cake. I don’t really mind because I won’t shop in a store where the staff are prohibited from giving me a Christmas greeting

Enough is enough! When are politicians, bureaucrats and business management going to realize that by being politically correct, as they call it, has gone so far that it is offending everyone including those that it is intended not to offend.

New Canadians and refugees come to this country to escape oppression and to enjoy the freedoms that we have in Canada including freedom of speech, expression and religion. My non-Christian friends and neighbours, who are true Canadians, are not offended by our celebration of Christmas or any other Christian celebration. They are probably more offended by being accused of, or presumed to be offended. True Canadians certainly have no objection to religious celebrations of others. We would all like to see an end to the paranoia and politically correct nonsense. Let peace, tolerance and common sense prevail.

Until then, I will be enjoying Christmas decorations, eating my Christmas cake and wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. If anyone wants to wish me season’s greetings, happy winter to you too.

Fred Anderson

Penticton