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Friday, November 20, 2009

Does it matter to you whether people call it a “Christmas” tree or a “holiday” tree?

Does it matter to you whether people call it a “Christmas” tree or a “holiday” tree?

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ANDY ROSSI

ANDY ROSSI, Dayton: “Not especially. I just don’t really see it as a controversy. If someone’s involved with Christmas, they’ll call it that. If they’re not involved with it, they’ll use the generic name. It’s not really a problem.”

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LINDA COFFMAN

LINDA COFFMAN, West Carrollton: “It does to me. I don’t understand why everyone wants to take away from Christmas. ‘Merry Christmas’ has to be ‘Happy Holidays.’ I think it should be ‘Merry Christmas,’ just like it used to be.”

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JACKIE GREENE

JACKIE GREENE, Dayton: “I’ve never thought about it. It’s all to celebrate Jesus’ birthday. The Christmas tree is a symbol of Jesus’ birthday, and he gave us the gift of life. It’s a holiday because family is able to get together for fellowship. What they call the tree doesn’t matter.”

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SHANNON SEWARD

SHANNON SEWARD, Beavercreek: “I understand why we have to use the term “holiday,” but the reason for the season is Christmas.”

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DARRELL ABNEY

DARRELL ABNEY, Riverside: “It’s kind of offensive. It’s a Christmas tree. It’s like they’re trying to change something that doesn’t need changed.”

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STACY MILLER

STACY MILLER, Dayton: “Not usually. It is a Christian holiday in America. I would care less, but I want to be respectful of others.”

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JAMIE ERICKSON

JAMIE ERICKSON, Fairborn: “I prefer Christmas tree. I’m just used to it.”

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