Wednesday, December 23, 2009
LETTER TO THE EDITOR FINANCIAL TIMES - WEEKEND EDITION
Christmas is not a dirty word - from Dr.Karen Zumbrunn, Princeton, NJ, USA
Sir, Shame on the FT for printing such a headline (Holiday shopping wrapped up, Dec 4). Please don't catch the American disease of referring to Christmas as the holidays. I love Christmas. We all spend money at Christmas, even those of us cutting back. We still buy more food, baking supplies, sweets and treats. We buy Christmas gifts and Christmas decorations, lights and Christmas tress. We donate to charities, food banks and toy drives, all because of an overwhelming Christmas spirit.To quote a letter from a reader to an Ontario newspaper: "I've decided I'll only deal with businesses that feature the word Christmas in their advertising." So FT, let's not be afraid to use the word Christmas. It is not holiday that generates this spirit, it is Christmas.