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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Christmas Gifts (11/13/08)

TITLE: Holiday without a Christmas
By Donald Ford


Introductions are in order:
This will be a story in and of itself. These are musings, but commentary as well, on the feelings that
are prevelant in America today regarding the holiday season, now commonly referred to as Christmas.
This could all change if the courts get involved.

It will take a lot of getting use to. Christmas is no longer a recognized holiday.
The decision to ban Christmas was made in the 19th Circus Court of Repeals in
the West Coast state of Confusion. The panel of judges heard evidence and
claims that basically led to their unanimous decision.

Christmas had outlived its usefulness. It was argued that this particular day had
become way too commercialized. When store owners began bringing Christmas
trimmings out in February, it was the last straw that sealed the deal.

The new ruling would rename December 25th as The Holiday. Everyone had been
conditioned earlier to say Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas, so this had
been in the planning stages for some time.

Families would still be meeting for a festive get together with one important
change. No longer would it be a day of giving, but rather one of taking. The way
the Circus Court spelled it out: each person was to go to any store in his or her
neighborhood and pick out a gift to take home for himself or herself. This way
there would be 'no one left behind' without a gift.

Too many children were going without on Christmas, while others were drenched
in gifts galore. So now there is a one person, one gift rule that would be strictly
enforced. Anyone caught taking more than one gift would face fines and

The churches that represented the voices of the moral majority could not be
reached for comment. Christmas would now be called The Holiday. It would be
mainly a time for families to get together, and would be still celebrated as a
legal holiday on the American calendar. The merriment and drinking would still
continue on Holiday Eve.

The next day on the calendar to be scrutinized for possible changes would be
the Easter bunny one - another commercialized fiasco. This won't go down
without a fight, what with egg farmers calling in everyday registering their

Author Notes
Leave it to the courts to muddy the waters. Why do we, as the American people, let the courts
in our land make all of these rediculous decisions that are so much of the time going against the
majority? We sit back and let them do their thing. They think they know what they are doing, but
we know what they should be doing: keeping their noses out of our business. They aren't
helping the cause, but are creating disasters. They make Hurricane Katrina, look like a picnic or
a walk in the park, compared to all of their pulling of wool over our eyes. The Justice system
needs an overhaul, it is full of crazy ideas and is really the wolf at the American door. If we
were the three little pigs, we would be wise not to open the door.

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cindy yarger11/20/08
You did a good job of stating your opinion. It was strong but you carried it well.
Dolores Stohler11/21/08
Bravo. Very cleverly done.
Sharon Kane11/21/08
Some strong views here! I can't comment on the American scene, but we live in a country with a Marxist legacy. There Christmas day is called Family Day, the Christian element being kept to a minimum. Certainly the church needs to remain vigilant and true to its calling to be Christ's witnesses whatever the political climate of the day.