Man, society is in a constant downward spiral, it seems that every time I think that the leftys can't get more annoying they go right of there way to prove me wrong. Lately I have noticed that the holiday season is getting more an more holiday and less and less Christmas. Let us start with this little nugget of annoyance that has been driving me crazy for a while. Xmas isn't an abbreviation for Christmas, there is not abbreviation for Christmas, it is just Christmas, please notice the first five letter, CHRIST, the reason for the season? ringing any bells? It was bad enough when we had to start saying happy holidays instead of Merry Christmas, but now we have gone so far as to start eliminating Christmas all together. I am not trying to impose my religion on anyone here, nor am I trying to be an advocate for any particular religion but with a majority of the US poplulation being Catholic (and those are just the ones that can be counted legally) I think that having a Christmas tree, not a Magic Tree is just fine, I think that wishing someone a Merry Christmas is ok, I don't care if you don't celebrate it, believe in it, or are generally offended by the concept, it is what I, repeat I am celebrating. I assure you I won't be offended if you want to wish me a happy Kwanza, Hahnukka, Ramadan, or boxing day. I just do not understand why I have feel bad for my Celebration. And that is what it is, a celebration, of many many things, not the least of which is the birth of Christ, (I don't care if it is more likely he was born in the spring and the Winter Celebration was set to coincide with the pagan solstice so that early Christians wouldn't be prosecuted) I believe what I believe and I think it fair that on this one day you (all of Society) leave me alone and let me have my day, you have turned it into the mass Marketing, shopping extravaganza that fuels our economy for 3 mos. and I will live with that, but don't ask me to feel guilty for my beliefs, I refuse.