Thursday, November 25, 2004

Faulty Secularism (bitching)

If you get the Ottawa Citizen, you will have received their "Holiday Song Book" in the mail.

The cover says, "See inside for many popular songs and recipes for this festive season."

Inside, there is a section called "Christmas songs & recipes." That is the only section.

Why the fuck do they call them "holiday" songs on the cover, when clearly these are nothing but Christmas songs (and other winter songs that have been assimilated into being Christmas songs--Frosty the Snowman, Jingle Bell Rock, Let it Snow, Jingle Bells, Sleigh Ride and Winter Wonderland--but these were all in the "Christmas songs" section)

The Citizen's editors are probably trying to hide from accusations of not including non-Christians during this so-called "holiday" season (when really, it's the Christmas season), people who would otherwise not bother looking through the book and seeing its explicit use of Christmas-only songs.

The least they could have done was separate Christmas songs from the 'winter' songs listed above. It would have been better, however, to include with these overused Christmas songs such equally-inane ditties as "Dreidel" (not that Hannukah is parallel to Christmas). Actually, the least they could have done was admit that it is a Christmas song book.

Grumble, grumble...

- RG>

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