Alarming News

December 27, 2005

Politically Incorrect Christmas/Hanukkah Party? (by guest blogger Julia)

Last week, I got an e-vite from a conservative group to come to a “Politically Incorrect Christmas/Hanukkah party”. While it’s a good-willed and much appreciated gesture to include the minor Jewish holiday that falls around Christmas, it occurred to me that you can’t have a politically incorrect Christmas/Hanukkah party. You can only have a politically incorrect Christmas party—and invite Jews who are happy about it. Because Hanukkah was the original minor ethnic holiday that the no-godniks seized on to play up and undermine Christianity. On the other hand, Jews are the politically incorrect minority, so I guess they have a point. Never mind.