Earlier in the week my wife and I attended my 11 year old daughters ‘ holiday’ concert at her school featuring the grade 6- 8 classes.
Actually it wasn’t even referred to as a ‘holiday’ concert because there was never any mention or sight of anything ‘holidayish’.
Instead it was a concert celebrating music of the movies, no not seasonal holiday movies or anything with Christmas in the title, just movies like James Bond and Star Wars.
My daughter then informed me if I wanted to see a Christmas concert I would have to go to the local Catholic school. I thought she was kidding.
I’m in no way a religious person but removing all the joy of the season from the school is not the answer.
Can’t we fill the lobby with customs from many countries or religions, rather than nothing?
How sad for the kids.
It just seemed odd that most of the houses on the street have decorations on them and as soon as you walk into the school there is nothing, and I mean nothing. It looks like the school in June, minus the joy.
Do you have to be religious to celebrate Christmas? Has religious political correctness trumped this Canadian tradition?
A Twitter follower summed it up best….
Christmas has a religious meaning to me and for some it’s just a tradition. Christmas is big enough to be able to be both.
I’m all for inclusion, not elimination.
I’m Scott Thompson.
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