One of the points I usually make about the “Holiday Season” is that, for Catholics, it really is. Not only do we have Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year’s, but we have Christmas for 12 days, Epiphany, St. Nicholas Day, Immaculate Conception, Guadalupe, etc.
However, something struck me recently about those who try to say “holidays” to be politically correct. Just as “Christmas” means “Christ’s Mass,” “holidays” means “holy days.” I already *knew* this, but it just occurred to me that it’s a great irony that “holiday” has come to be a term to *avoid* the True Meaning of Christmas. Indeed, calling Christmas “the Holiday” speaks to the point that it *is* “The Holy Day.”
So, Happy Holy Days to you, stupid secularists!