Monday, November 2, 2015

A "Neutral" Christmas Tree

It’s the start of November when one’s thoughts turn to the upcoming year-end holiday season. Actually some stores started displaying holiday decorations as early as September! They’re really Christmas decorations regardless of what the politically-correct “police” say. Giving something a neutral name or definition does not remove the inherent meaning of the word or item being defined. A “holiday “ tree is a Christmas tree regardless of how one argues the point because the tree’s core meaning as a decoration is religious. Even hanging “neutral” ornaments on the tree does not eliminate its historical meaning.

Hallmark Channel takes a middle of the road approach to Christmas trees. The channel has started its Christmas and holiday themed movies broadcast almost around the clock. You either love the movies or you don’t love them so much! I am more or less ambivalent. Some I like; some not so much because they are too saccharine. The movies more or less portray family values and Christmas in positive ways, but the religious aspects are not typically highlighted. Many times the channel does call a Christmas tree a “Christmas tree”. That’s all positive.

Hebrews 5:9 says: And being made perfect, he (Christ) became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him.

This begs a question: Is salvation available to a politically-correct person? Of course, it is!

But once saved we should not approach Christmas with fear of the pc police. Do not put up a “neutral” tree. Put up a Christmas tree.

Robert Parlante

November 2015


  1. If my TV is on, changes are good it's one of the 2 Hallmark channels. Yay, Christmas!

  2. Hi Brenda ... have Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. My favorite Hallmark movie was "The Bridge." Too bad we have to wait until next year to see how it concludes.