Bring back Merry Christmas!

December 4, 2008 at 4:32 pm (Holidays, Marriage, Opinion) (, , )

During “the holidays” this over-emphasis on political correctness drives me nuts.  I know that not everyone celebrates the birth of Jesus – I get it.  More than most probably since we are a 2 religion household.  We have a Christmas Tree and a Menorah.  We celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah in our house.  So, what is the harm in saying to a person buying Christmas wrapping paper or a Santa statue “Merry Christmas” or to someone buying a Menorah or dreidel “Happy Hanukkah”?  Why must it be Happy Holidays?  The big tree with lights and ornaments being lit in the mall is a Christmas Tree not a holiday tree.  That thing with 9 lights on top – that’s a menorah. not holiday candelabra.  Come on.  I don’t know anyone who would be offended by calling a spade a spade.  I hear it on the news, on tv, everywhere!  We can all be tolerant of each others differences and respectful.  But, we can also acknowledge those differences instead of mushing it all together.  And, if you don’t celebrate any holiday well then I’m sorry but you are in the minority and will probably be wished happy something between now and January 1st.

I certainly would not be offended if someone came up to me and said Happy Hanukkah.  It’s the spirit of the season.  Be happy and tolerant.  We keep the outside of our house neutral.  We have lights, but they are all white  – no santa, no nativity, no menorah.  Inside, we have decorations that represent both holidays.  We do not try to mesh them into one “Holiday” rather keep them separate and special.

So can we please bring back Merry Christmas?!! Oh, and Happy Hanukkah and Happy Kwanzaa and hey Happy Festivus!!

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Truffles!!

July 3, 2008 at 8:08 pm (Cooking, Holidays) (, , , )

Yay I found a pic of my truffles!! I can make any filling you can dream of but what I have done in the past are: caramel, rum, dark chocolate, vanilla, key lime, peanut butter, raspberry, strawberry, and blueberry.  The outside is made of milk, dark, or white chocolate.  THe ones pictured were for a Christmas party, hence the red and green!

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