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Saying 'happy holidays' doesn't take Christ out Christmas

Every time you hear the phrase "happy holidays," someone cries, "They're trying to take Christ out of Christmas."

But I don't think Christ would have camped outside a Best Buy for a week to get a flat-screen television.

And I don't think Christ would have fought over a GPS system at Walmart.

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I met a woman Friday who likes to gift her grown children with household necessities for Christmas. Multiple rolls of toilet paper and giant boxes of laundry detergent may seem too practical, but she said her kids like going six months without having to add to the grocery bill. If you ask me, she spent her time on Black Friday better than some others.

That's all I'm saying.

Saying 'happy holidays' doesn't take Christ out Christmas 11/29/09 [Last modified: Sunday, November 29, 2009 5:34pm]

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