"Daddy, why do we have a Christmas tree at home and a Holiday tree at school?"
The Texas Legislature recently passed the Merry Christmas Bill in 2013. This new law protects Texan's right to acknowledge traditional winter holidays on school grounds.
In today's world of political correctness run amok, Christmas Trees have been replaced with "Holiday Trees" and simple on-campus greetings such as "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Hanukkah" can land a student or teacher in hot water.
Whether it's Christmas or Hanukkah, our children, teachers, parents and school administrators should have the freedom to acknowledge these traditions in our public schools without fear of censorship, punishment, persecution or litigation. The Merry Christmas Bill guarantees that freedom.
We hope other states will follow and pass similar laws of their own — but we need your support to spread the word across the country!
Tales of Christmas Past
"I don't have any children in school nor grandchildren yet. However, I do remember what it was like during Christmas as a child. It was a wonderful time. We always went to my Grandparents home on Christmas Day. I remember saving my money all year to be able to buy presents. Trying to guess what was in the Christmas presents under the tree was such a part of the excitement. And, helping decorate the tree with popcorn strings was a lot of fun. Everyone said Merry Christmas in those days. All the stores were decorated for Christmas, many with nativity scenes. It was a wonderful time. I wish it was still that way."