The Water Cooler – Christmas Tree, Holiday Tree or Winter Tree?

November 27, 2012 · 102 comments

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It’s known globally as a Christmas Tree, but many people like to call it a Holiday Tree or Winter Tree.

Which do you prefer?

Talk about it….

1 Triple Canopy November 27, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Scr*w you and everybody’s political correctness… it will ALWAYS be a Christmas tree.

I’M SO SICK OF THIS PC BULLS**T.

2 PH Fan November 27, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Christmas Tree…come on!

3 Don't Censor Me Bro November 27, 2012 at 12:32 PM

CHRISTmas Tree

4 Anon777 November 27, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Always has been and always will be CHRISTMAS TREE!!

If you don’t like it, don’t celebrate it!

5 brianinmtz November 27, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Festivus Poles for a Festivus Miracle

6 Bunny November 27, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Christmas tree. I understand that some people don’t want this on public property but most of us love the Christmas traditions religious or not. Those of us who go to church enjoy the Christmas traditions. We do put trees and mangers up for the holiday and have wonderful memories of our Christmas holiday celebrations.

7 Reality Says... November 27, 2012 at 12:35 PM

I prefer they call it what it’s been called since the 14/15th century…a Christmas Tree!

damn it.

8 Concord1963 November 27, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Christmas Tree! Santa Claus! Christmas Carols! Jesus’ Birthday! Merry Christmas!

9 hmmmm November 27, 2012 at 12:46 PM

evergreen tree 11 mths of the year

10 tal November 27, 2012 at 12:48 PM

LOL, this is right up there with calling the master bedroom in a house the ‘owner’s suite’

11 Anon November 27, 2012 at 12:52 PM

I’m not religous but I will always call it Christmas and a Christmas tree. Get over it people. If your offfended so easily then stay inside and curl up in a ball.

12 Cowellian November 27, 2012 at 12:53 PM

It’s a Christmas tree. Calling it anything else is PC silliness.

13 Noj November 27, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Christmas Tree

14 Anon November 27, 2012 at 12:55 PM

hanukkah bush, hahaha… it’s a damn christmas tree!

15 Radar November 27, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Christmas Tree. Why should should be called anything else??

16 Santa November 27, 2012 at 12:59 PM

call it whatever you like, but it will always be a Christmas Tree.
If you don’t like it….lump it. ;)

17 Jeff November 27, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Christmas tree. For those that don’t believe, go ahead and call it something else, and RESPECT MY BELIEFS AS I RESPECT YOURS.

THAT is tolerance.

18 mamatosix85 November 27, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Christmas Tree!
Folks can have all their own holidays and traditions however, a Christmas tree is a Christmas tree.
Thank you for starting the topic Mayor.

19 Don't Care November 27, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Tree that will soon be destroyed by my cats.

I prefer saying Happy Holidays, as that includes everyone and I’m not assuming people are Christian. However, if someone says Merry Christmas to me, I say it back and don’t get offended., It’s not a matter of being PC, it’s just manners.

20 Pegasus November 27, 2012 at 1:06 PM

@ Triple Canopy –
AMEN!

21 Dragon November 27, 2012 at 1:09 PM

My (Jewish) brother and sis-in-law jokingly call theirs a Hanukkah Bush.

Me, I’m neither Christian nor Jewish and I still get a small tree most years and decorate it with lights.

I celebrate Christmas as a secular holiday oriented around family, food, presents, and merry-making. If others want to celebrate it as the birth date of their god, they’re welcome to do so. Just don’t make me do it!

22 passionate about? November 27, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Funny how angry these CHRISTians are?

23 WCMom November 27, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Ditto Triple Canopy

24 v November 27, 2012 at 1:13 PM

it could also be called a Yule Tree. Pagan’s considered the tree to be a symbol of life. Yule occurs at the winter solstice, which, by coincidence or not, is the same time of year that the world celebrates Christmas.

25 Buddy November 27, 2012 at 1:15 PM

It was always a Christmas tree and will always BE a Christmas tree!!!

26 aka November 27, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Christmas Tree, Christmas Party, Merry Christmas. Always was and always will be.

27 mohairs November 27, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Completely agree with Concord1963 — couldn’t have stated it any better. :)

“Christmas Tree! Santa Claus! Christmas Carols! Jesus’ Birthday! Merry Christmas!”

28 Hessianerd November 27, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Why get your hackles up? Yall are funny getting up in arms accusing people of being PC when someone uses a different name for something. Can you say ironic?

Im atheist and refer to it as a christmas tree, but it makes just as much sense to refer to it as a Yule tree. Yule being the pre-christian norse tradition surrounding the winter solstice and the root of a lot of these traditions.

29 Parsnip November 27, 2012 at 1:20 PM

We may as well put it up to the highest annual bidder like we did the Concord Pavilion and Pacific Bell Park: the Walmart Tree, the Best Buy Tree, the Amazon.com Tree, the PetSmart Tree, etc.

At least it would give retailers the opportunity to totally destroy Christmas.

30 Chuckie's Wife November 27, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Well, the Catholics usurped it from the Pagans, now the Pagans are taking it back, I guess… just kidding! As far as I’m concerned, it’s a Christmas Tree, even though I don’t bother with bringing one inside the house anymore.

31 ConcordMike November 27, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Majority Rules. Christmas Tree. God Bless everyone and God Bless America! God Bless our troops and God Bless the atheists as well.
I have never run into someone who has countered back when I have said “God Bless You!” I look forward to the encounter.

32 Really? November 27, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Tannenbaum

33 WC44 November 27, 2012 at 1:40 PM

“many people like to call it a Holiday Tree or Winter Tree”…..
What’s your definition of many? I have never heard it called either one.
Maybe Yule Tree one time.

34 Brujo November 27, 2012 at 1:40 PM

A Christmas tree!!!! Merry Christmas everyone.

35 Monty Abballo November 27, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Indigenous Foliage Display

36 Christmas Tree! November 27, 2012 at 1:42 PM

I have actually never heard anyone call it a holiday tree or winter tree, although I’ve seen it in print advertising that way.

If I did hear it, I’d probably think, ‘huh?’ It would take a second to figure out what they were talking about.

37 nascargal14 November 27, 2012 at 1:44 PM

It’s a Christmas tree, Merry Christmas, etc. for me! Others can celebrate however they wish, but it does sadden me that many want to forget what December 25th is really about.

38 Anon2you November 27, 2012 at 1:45 PM

The box says, “Christmas Tree” so it must be…

39 Pegasus November 27, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Hessianerd #28 –
So then it fair to expect you will not be exchanging gifts in celebration the birth of Jesus Christ since that would be against everything you believe. Of course nobody will stop you from celebrating and dishonoring your beliefs. That’s just how Christians are.

40 Mikey November 27, 2012 at 1:49 PM

@ # 1 triple canopy, I agree with you! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Screw “Happy Holidays!” LOL

41 anononon November 27, 2012 at 1:51 PM

We call it that stupid plastic thing with the lights that I have to drag out of the attic and put away on in January. Happy Holidays!

42 Annon November 27, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Christmas tree and nothing but a Christmas tree (for me and our family right Tim)

43 Anon November 27, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Next thing you know they will want to change the name of the actual day from Christmas to something else

Christmas Tree and Merry Christmas

44 Jerk November 27, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Taliban Tree.
Not much different than the American Christian Taliban and all their Mullahs that want change laws to make you conform to their fairytale, yet they say NOTHING about slaughtering the innocent.
Followers of Jesus Christ – Hardly.

45 Its A Real Christmas Tree For Me! November 27, 2012 at 2:20 PM

We’ll overspend on a real tree that’s “fresh cut” and looses its needles in our carpet to be found in the middle of summer in our bare feet. But we’ll never consider naming it anything other than a

CHRISTMAS TREE

It will always be Christmas, even if it doesnt snow in the bay area or get much below 60 degrees at this wonderful time of year!

46 Howard K Mullins III November 27, 2012 at 2:48 PM

People should call it what they like and to hell with the political correct bull $hit.

47 JWB November 27, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Howie #46

If you truly believe that people should call it what they like, you must be fine with some people calling it Holiday Tree or Winter Tree? Or do you mean that people should call it the way they like as long as they call it the way you like?

BTW, it is quite funny to see how the Mayor knows his constituency and keep throwing some red meat in the WC to increase traffic to his website. Well done.

48 lincolnlog November 27, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Give me that good old time religion! It’s a Pagan Tree!

49 Howard K Mullins III November 27, 2012 at 3:25 PM

@JWB

People can call the tree, the holiday, the season anything they want. I have no personal preference. I don’t observe any event of any sort during this season.

I believe Christmas should observed as a religious event rather than the insanity that surrounds it today. Religion is a personal choice and cannot be dictated by others.

For those bent on political correctness, they have lost any claim to be independent individuals.

50 KJ November 27, 2012 at 3:28 PM

“…many people like to call it a Holiday Tree or Winter Tree…”

Really? I have never heard either of these used in reference to a Christmas or Yule tree.

Perhaps “some” (many?) people are making up names as a way to thumb their nose at orthodoxy.

51 RanchgirlCA November 27, 2012 at 3:36 PM

In my house, and if asked, it’s a Christmas tree. I’m not a religious person, but it’s always been Christmas. Period. All these PC folks… whatever. I don’t want to hear it.

52 Dorothy November 27, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Christmas tree for me. Whatever tree for whomsoever else that want to call it by something else.

53 Slugga November 27, 2012 at 3:52 PM

It’s clearly stated in the Bible that it is to be called… Oh wait, it’s not in there.

Anything besides Christmas Tree sounds silly, though.
Technically it is a pagan symbol for rebirth and non-Anglican (then Episcopelian) Protetestants didn’t start celebrating the holiday in the U.S. until the mid-19th century.

54 Gladys Kravitz November 27, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Christmas Tree!!! With Christmas gifts, Santa and music! Ho Ho Ho everyone Merry Christmas and a healthy happy New Year!!!

55 Follower of Jesus Christ November 27, 2012 at 4:02 PM

@jJerk #44
Your screen name is really appropriate, but I forgive you your attitude and will pray for your brain to function again

56 Wisecracker November 27, 2012 at 4:05 PM

The “Christmas Tree” is a symbol of the holiday being celebrated on December 25 – Christmas.

I’m not affended by other religious customs, celebrations, and symbolisms even though I may not celebrate them.

Let’s hope we can stay with tradition on this one and call the tree what it is truly supposed to be called, and that is a Christmas Tree.

57 Jerk November 27, 2012 at 4:14 PM

@ALLEGED Follower of Christ,
Your prayers are of manipulation which is no different than witchcraft, No thanks. Pray for yourself that you would get right – Nobody will ever be attracted to the “christ” you claim to portray.

58 obama November 27, 2012 at 4:27 PM

It’s a Muslim tree and I will change the name to that as I am the supreme ruler of the world and Allah is my god. Death to all who cross me!

59 Walnut Creek November 27, 2012 at 4:30 PM

We will call it the “Winter Tree” as we changed the Easter Bunny :( to the SPRING BUNNY!

60 Anonymous November 27, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Personally, I call it a Christmas tree. But I am not religious, so I don’t really care what others call it. There are bigger problems in this world….

61 MeryH November 27, 2012 at 4:39 PM

It’s Christmas! It’s a Christmas tree! I hate that this whole thing got started by some PC fanatics in the first place!!!!!
What is going to happen to a person who is a non-Christian it the word Christmas gets used? Big deal, find something important to spend your time fighting for and about. I don’t get offended when I hear Happy Holidays from others. It’s better than what people could be saying to each other!!!!

62 Polarbearmarket November 27, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Christmas Tree.

63 Santa's Helper November 27, 2012 at 4:53 PM

I call indoor non artifical Xmas trees a death trap fire hazard.

64 Elwood November 27, 2012 at 4:57 PM

It’s a Christmas tree, for Christ’s sake!

Merry Christmas!

And a Kwazy Kwanzaa!

65 Antler November 27, 2012 at 5:05 PM

We prefer “Christmas tree”, but it doesn’t bother me one way or the other what someone else calls it. My husband and I gift each family member a beautiful glass ornament every year (chosen especially to be about that individual’s hobbies, interests, color preference, etc). By the time each grandchild gets his or her own home, there will be a nice number of ornaments ready to put on his own tree.

This is the first year we will have an artificial tree……just getting way too difficult for my husband to lug the weight of a Noble fir around to the dining room slider. Plus I’m tired of the cleanup afterward. We ordered an evergreen-scented candle from a hunting resort a long time ago; it still has a beautifully natural scent, so we’ll just light that for a few minutes and PRETEND.

Whatever your family celebrates, I wish each of you happiness and good health ongoing.

66 CJK November 27, 2012 at 5:48 PM

@ Jerk # 57

I’m sorry you feel that way. The Christ I serve and love, Jesus, loves you an died to pay your (everyone’s) sin debt so that you wouldn’t have to spend eternity in Hell. I know that you and many others don’t believe what I said, but it doesn’t make it any less true.

67 Always Right November 27, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Christmas tree.

68 Rob November 27, 2012 at 5:55 PM

I call it a Christmas Tree but I don’t care what anyone else calls it – I don’t have any ego wrapped up in a tree….

69 emily November 27, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Of course it’s a Christmas Tree. And it has about as much to do with Christ as the feeding frenzy at the mall we call Christmas.

70 JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON November 27, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Like it or not, Christmas is about the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. We do not get December 25th off or work it with holiday pay because there is a winter holiday tree we are celebrating. Just sayin’

71 Killjoy November 27, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Another vote for Hanukkah Bush. :)

72 Lorelei November 27, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Way to go, Parsnip, @ 29! Let’s sell Christmas to the highest bidder and then we can start pimping out Easter!

73 The Grant November 27, 2012 at 7:21 PM

@Jesus is the reason

you are a tad retarded. This celebration is from an old norse tradition. Another way the catholic church used pagan rituals to convert the so-called, “heathens”.

Do you ever wonder why we utilize eggs and bunnies for easter (oh I forgot, we are celebrating jesus returning from the dead right?)

There is no way the name “easter” is derived from the goddess Eostar (goddess of spring and rebirth).

Ignorant people like you will never understand.

74 surflan November 27, 2012 at 7:22 PM

It is a CHRISTMAS TREE!!!!!!! If this offends anyone, tough. Just because you are offended, doesn’t mean you are right. This is the USA and we celebrate Christmas here!!!!!!

75 Iron Chariots November 27, 2012 at 7:37 PM

@CJK

You know what doesn’t make your statement any more true then other fairy-tails, the lack of evidence of your clam. And if we were to take your story to be true, Jesus died and now rules at the right hand of the ruler of the universe (how is this a payment?) Oh and speaking of payment, what are we having to pay for? Your “god” creating the first people and setting up the situation which Adam or Eve could not know the consequences of until their deed was done, and not only blaming them but all their future generations who had nothing to do with would happen in the past. Oh and of course your “god” knowing this would all happen ahead of time. I mean your free to believe this if you like but lets not pretend that any of it is reality

76 Parsnip November 27, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Local mayors or city councils who have to go through this name change thing remind me of that Oakley fruitcake fanatic on the loose, Art Mijares, who wanted to change the name of Mt. Diablo to Mt. Reagan.

He didn’t give a ______ how many people disagreed with HIS theory that it was named after the devil, therefore, “distorted religion.” Rather, his objective — his goal — was to have any facility using that name, “Mt. Diablo,” in their manuscripts, documents, emails, correspondences, speeches, etc., to be altered. To hell with the cost. All that mattered to him was that he would be the instigator, and his name would go down in history (which it did anyway as the village idiot.).

The city councils that have to come up with a generic name such as “Holiday Tree” — but on the flip-side still push “Santa” are as foolish as Mijares.

The difference is that they are voted into office.

77 Cat November 27, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Christ is THE reason for the season, hence
Christmas Tree.

78 Starfish November 27, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Christmas Tree as it should be.

79 Mother Hubbard November 27, 2012 at 8:19 PM

CHRISTmas Tree!

80 kokovillage November 27, 2012 at 8:31 PM

If Christianity is a fairytale, then I suppose we should be working on Christmas?

81 Iron Chariots November 27, 2012 at 8:55 PM

@kokovillage

A. holidays are made by people = yes , (fantasy reasons or otherwise)
B. some people do work on Christmas, and you’re welcome to if like
C. I like having the day off to spend with family/friends and give gifts to each other
D. sometimes fantasy can fun/entertaining (this doesn’t main we have to believe its true to do so)

82 Just enjoy the season of Christmas November 27, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Does it really matter what we call this tree! Not really! We all have our own beliefs and even though I celebrate Christmas as a time to reflect the birth of Christ, it still is a time of joy and happiness whether you believe in Christ or not. Christmas itself is overrated with all the gift, but it brings people together. Never judge! At the end of the road we all will die and the final verdict on how you lived your life will be realized.

83 Merri November 27, 2012 at 9:30 PM

These days? Expensive.

84 CJK November 27, 2012 at 9:31 PM

@ Iron Chariots # 75

I hear what you are saying, I would encourage you (anyone) to read the Bible for yourself, to learn about it for yourself. Our payment was paid by Jesus when he was crucified (tremendous torture) and spent three day in Hell. The sin debt was disobedience, and yes, Adam and Eve did know the consequence for their disobedience ahead of time. Yes, God created man, but gave them, and us, the freedom to make our own choices. There is overwhelming evidence that the Bible/Scripture is true. Don’t go by what others tell you based off of their own opinions, look for the proven facts, and go in with an open mind. WHAT IF the Bible is true? I would encourage you to KNOW for yourself before you take your last breath.

85 Whitey Ford November 27, 2012 at 9:44 PM

We don’t step in and try to change Hannukah or Taliban, filipino or whatever traditions.
Leave us alone and let us celebrate the way we want….. Go away controlling azzehooolezs

86 Iron Chariots November 27, 2012 at 11:07 PM

@CJK

I have read the Bible “Iron Chariots” is a reference from the Bible where god could not overcome people because they had iron chariots. “And the LORD was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron -Judges 1:19”

Adam and Eve did not have knowledge of right and wrong, hints the tree which of the fruit they eat was the “tree of knowledge of good and evil.” There is no evidence the Bible is true, just because a book exist dose not mean the contents of that book are true. My opinion is the bases on which I go by and the validity of a claim will only weighed by the evidence.

The person/organization that is making the claim has the burden of proof. The situation you put yourself in when you play the what if game is no better then anyone else, because what if you’re wrong? There are thousands of religions that don’t share your belief and hundreds of different Christian denominations that all think different things. Chances are you’re wrong; I would rather be honest and not pretend to know until it can be demonstrated. That is when a person is justified in believing something and not a second before that.

But lets say the Bible is true what does that mean? We have a monstrous dictator that thinks who tortures people FOREVER for finite crimes. Not only that but will allow his son to be tortured and go to Hell for three day when all he had to do was forgive humanity. He is an evil tribal god who sanctions slavery, murder, and stoning people to death. He spends a lot of time trying to wipe out humanity. He is a stupid god because he can’t get anything right; creates two people who fall away from him, that in turn doom the rest of humanity, saves Lot (the holy one in town) who offered his daughters to be raped and which latter his daughters sleep with Lot, try’s to clear out all the people except one family with a flood, destroys the tower of babel because people were working together to build a tower that “would reach the heavens” this could go on and on. Oh and he knew all this would happen before it did. How can you justify worshiping that god? Now that’s something you should think about.

87 Much Ado About Nothing November 28, 2012 at 1:08 AM

The whole Christmas thing is as much cultural as it is religious. People celebrate the seasonal traditions of taking their kids to see Santa Claus, filling stockings, eating Christmas dinners, caroling, buying and decorating a tree and exchanging gifts even though they may rarely or never go to church. Let us have our Christmas and our Christmas tree!

88 obma fhone November 28, 2012 at 8:03 AM

It be my Obama tree

89 ChristmasTreeofCourse November 28, 2012 at 8:15 AM

Christmas Tree of course!
My friend calls her tree a hanukkah bush.

90 hahayourefunny November 28, 2012 at 11:21 AM

this is hilarious! everyone’s getting their panties in a wad because “some people” prefer to call it something else..

this is america, a melting pot of cultures, peoples, traditions, religions… of COURSE some people will call it something different (and not just because they want to be the PC police – which is an incredibly shallow analysis, in my honest opinion) and some people won’t have a tree and some people work on the 25th and some people don’t give presents. And it’s silly to get all hot and bothered because one tradition isn’t unilaterally accepted by all, or because people say “happy holidays” which is encompassing of more people than merry Christmas. Just have your fun and your family time! :)

We call it a christmas tree, even though we aren’t christian, because it is the cultural norm we were raised with, though over the last few years I have been incorporating more solstice/yule celebrations as well. NOT to be PC, but because there’s something interesting about honoring such ancient traditions.

happy holidays ;)

91 Long time Reader November 28, 2012 at 12:07 PM

@ Iron Chariots #81 and all professed athiests
If you don’t celebrate Jesus why do you exchange gifts, have a tree, and eat a dinner? This is a Christian Holiday to celebrate a Christian God. One would think that if you don’t believe in something you don’t celebrate it.

92 RJ November 28, 2012 at 12:20 PM

It was called a Yule Tree before a Christmas tree. People gave Saturnalia gifts *before* Christmas gifts. Pagan Solstice festivals predated Christmas parties.

There is no right or wrong term. I prefer Holiday because it encompasses all traditions and cultures. People put them up before Thanksgiving and after New Year’s. Call it whatever you want, but don’t be offended if someone calls it something different, you’re missing the spirit of the season…

93 Hessianerd November 28, 2012 at 12:42 PM

@39
I will be celebrating, but NOT the birth of jesus (If he existed, it is more likely that he was born in April, look it up, ask your pastor/priest)

Do you understand the REAL significance of December 21st? Do you understand these types of traditions have been around for much longer than your religion? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_solstice#Observances

As for gifts, my mother, brother, and girlfriend all have birthdays in mid December, so I will be getting them gifts anyways…

94 Dutch November 28, 2012 at 1:00 PM

It has been and always will be a Christmas tree. Merry Christmas to all and Merry Christmas to the mayor of Claycord. :-)

95 CLAYCORD.com November 28, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Merry Christmas to you too, Dutch.

-Mayor

96 Iron Chariots November 28, 2012 at 3:02 PM

@Long time Reader

Just because I don’t believe in the Christian god dose not mean I should not celebrate. In my family Jesus was never part of Christmas. Christmas is a family tradition in my house. We can take the good parts of things and leave out the bad or unnecessary non-since. So why exchange gifts, have a tree, and eat a dinner? Really? We can celebrate for the sake of being with loved ones. And FYI this time of year was celebrated before Christians claimed it.
Oh and I also celebrate Chinese New Year but guess what I’m not Chinese. To say you can’t celebrate something because not in that group is just silly.

97 Vindex November 28, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Christmas Tree of course. What other holiday has a tree? Winter tree. Seriously? You know who first called the Christmas Tree the Winter Tree? Adolf Hitler. Not company I wish to keep. If a Christmas Tree offends you, don’t put one up

98 Sunstar November 28, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Definitely a Christmas Tree.

99 RJ November 28, 2012 at 11:03 PM

@ Vindex. I don’t think anyone is offended by Christmas trees. Most people just want equal representation in the public square. Also, if cities are going to use public money or public places to display decorations (like the hospice tree in Martinez on Morello), it’s best to refer to them as Holiday trees because not everyone is Christian, and there are several other Holidays that coincide with the season (Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s, Solstice etc.) Also consider nonbelievers who don’t subscribe or participate in Christmas.

And as I pointed out earlier, Christmas trees used to be called Yule trees, so it’s not like there is even a correct term!

100 Don't Censor Me Bro November 29, 2012 at 5:37 AM

#44 you mean the slaughter of the millions of innocent babies for convenience sake, right?

101 Don't Censor Me Bro November 29, 2012 at 5:43 AM

@thegrant, oh, how you forget this is the USA…

You know where meanings change…

Ya know like “Gay”
Global warming
Climate change
Halloween
To name but a few

102 Mac November 29, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Only one answer for me.

Seeing we don`t put it up for Thanksgiving, and take it down before New Year`s.
Only name my family gives it, is Christmas Tree.
That is the only holiday it is up, so holiday tree just does not fit.

And Winter Tree is just a fricking joke. (no one calls it that)

My opinion….

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