Last Wednesday, we posted an event announcement for Arlington First Lights, the Arlington Chamber of Commerce’s “holiday” festival on Saturday, Dec. 7.
Readers in the comments immediately pointed out the lack of the word “Christmas” in the announcement – “Christmas” isn’t used in the official event release on the Chamber of Commerce’s website either.
“Is it now officially inappropriate to use the word ‘Christmas’ to describe trees and carolers,” “Zoltan” commented.
“Santa is being used to promote business, but they are afraid to say Christmas. Pathetic!” “Olive Turtle” added.
Not everyone had a problem with the posting.
“The description of the event is perfectly clear about what it’s for, without need to jump through a flaming hoop to shoehorn in the word ‘Christmas,’” “inthegloaming” wrote.
What’s your take? Should ‘Christmas’ be used in the official releases promoting the event? Or are you fine with just “carolers,” “holiday tree lighting,” and “Santa”?