The inherent fucking racism/xenophobia in the “Save Christmas” rhetoric????? They imposed lockdowns twice right before Eid, countless Hindu, Jewish, Buddhist and more holidays went by in lockdown and now that its Christmas it’s somehow more important? People out there telling all of us that our holidays and religions don’t matter and we have to step up for society (which we did btw) are now going “oh no not Christmas whatever will we do??” Now that it’s YOUR holiday you finally pay attention? Fuck off. We could have been careful and ended this months ago but y’all decided to play around until it came to Christmas. The government deciding to not give a shit about Eid but decide to “protect Christmas” tells you everything you need to know.
normalize not celebrating xmas. like every single piece of media involving xmas in any way shape or form has everyone celebrating it like no matter their religion they just like do it for the spirit or the holiday or whatever and if they originally don't it ends w them giving in out of consideration and being guilted. like if you love xmas, that's great. i love bubble tea and i love rosh hashanah, but i don't expect everyone to love them or even experience them. it's not sad for me if someone doesn't enjoy them bc i'm not a self obsessed prick who assumes everyone else enjoys and celebrates the same things i do. pls be respectful this year, pls acknowledge xmas IS NOT a secular holiday, please do not other and exclude those who do not celebrate it. and btw this goes beyond inclusive language.
(goyim and christians/atheists can rb and add if you want but do not clown i am begging you)
it's time for chanukah ratings! that's right folks, here are my definitive and highly scientific ratings of various chanukah-related decorations and memorabilia I've found on the internet
starting off strong, we've got a demon-summoning menorah cake from walmart. it feels vaguely appropriate for this year considering the drama in the spn fandom right now. the wobbly menorah arms are a safety hazard. 5/10 not osha compliant.
this feels offensive and yet I instinctively feel a connection to him. I didn't need or want zeidy santa in my life but now that he's here I want him to pinch my cheek and give me a hug. 6.5/10 I took off points for that god awful tea cozy kippah
wreaths are not our thing. that's your thing. stop putting our things with your thing. 5/10 at least it's pretty
this is technically a yom kippur decoration but it has menorahs on it so it counts. it also has a shofar. what holiday is this celebrating? nobody knows. it's schrodingers holiday. 8/10 I want to hang it up in my apartment and laugh at it
this is definitely offensive. stop it. why is he strapped onto a christmas tree. also he's holding a lit candle like he's gonna throw it at a dart board. and there's an actual candle sticking out of his chest. 1/10 somebody free this poor chassid from the clutches of christian normativity.
these socks are christmas cosplaying as chanukah. problem is, I absolutely would buy and wear them. 7.5/10 what do matzah balls have to do with chanukah
oh god. oh no. please stop. a messianic made this I just know it. -493028282928/10 I hate it put it back
wholesome. simple. not trying to pretend it's jewish christmas. makes me want chocolate. 10/10 would purchase
with nearly every piece of christmas-related media being about somebody not celebrating christmas who then ends up learning to celebrate it, is it any surprise that people in real life take it so personally when being told that somebody doesn't celebrate it?
so many christmas movie plotlines revolve around someone not wanting to celebrate christmas, and somebody else taking it upon themselves to make that person enjoy christmas at all costs. the plotline resolves by showing that person's actions as being totally justified because just look at how much happier and joyful everyone is now that they know the *magic* of christmas!
like hellooooo the grinch? arguably one of the most recognizable christmas characters of all time? he's all sad and bitter and lonely up in his cave without christmas, he gets bombarded with christmas things all day so he devises his sneaky evil plan to destroy christmas for everyone, but then reforms himself and learns to love christmas just like everyone else, happily ever after.
we are inundated with this message that people who don't like or celebrate christmas are spoilsports and buzzkills and just need to be reformed from their bitter ways. so naturally when people in real life discover someone doesn't want to celebrate christmas, well... it just doesn't occur to them that in reality, it's just a christian holiday that some people don't celebrate. that's all.
(this is something I've been thinking about for a few days and I needed to get it out, so forgive me if this reads as a barely legible stream of consciousness lmao)