Maria's Day by John Zakour and Scott Roberts

Maria's Day

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  1. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, about 2 years ago

    why get a tree? get one of those artificial ones. better yet, get a modern art sculpture.

  2. Jean

    Jean said, about 2 years ago

    every time I go out and someone says Happy Holiday I say Merry Christmas. Most of them will thank me and say it back. It is so sad that Christmas has been pushed to the side in order to NOT offend someone, well you know what? It offends me to have someone say happy holidays instead of Merry CHRISTMAS.
    Have a super good day everyone and MERRY CHRISTMAS.

  3. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @vwdualnomand

    A big, shiny aluminum tree? Maybe painted pink?

  4. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @SeaFox10

    This poor slob bowed to social pressure.

  5. halvincobbes

    halvincobbes GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Is Fox news paying you for this comic?

  6. piksea

    piksea GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    NO ONE has a problem with Merry Christmas, including people who don’t celebrate it. This is a ridiculous misconception. The reason we now say “Happy Holidays” is to be inclusive, not to erase Christmas, but to include all of the other celebrations and holidays this time of year. Say whatever you want, just say it nice and the sentiment gets relayed to its recipient.

  7. uunkoke

    uunkoke GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Well said, piksea!! Today’s comic is totally off the mark, suggesting an “issue” where there is none. At least none beyond whatever trumped up gripe the self-righteous Right wants to pretend is foisted upon them by the imaginary “far Left”

  8. uunkoke

    uunkoke GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    oo you got me started now. ;-) because this is exactly how they (the self-righteous Right) do it, too. Of their own free will, they hang some controversy inciting sign, then when questioned about it, claim they were forced to do so by the Left, when really the rest of us out there could not care less about their petty, angry issues.

  9. glendakan

    glendakan said, about 2 years ago

    Political correctness gone mad. All that’s needed is a bit of tolerance and an agreement to disagree.

  10. t0c

    t0c said, about 2 years ago

    @Penny Robinson Fan Club

    Rubbish back atya. Canada Day is not generally celebrated in the US. Hannuka(?), Kwanzaa, and Solstice ARE. So instead of "Merry Christmas, Happy Hannuka, etc, some people CHOOSE to wish everyone Happy Holidays. I pesonally say Merry Christmas, but that’s just me. Aunt Dot (Jewish) never minded.

  11. tsandl

    tsandl said, about 2 years ago

    Funny, I’ve never seen a Hannukah or Kwaanza tree, but I have nevertheless seen numerous state and local governments insist on using the term “Holiday Tree”.

  12. Redkaycei Repoc

    Redkaycei Repoc said, about 2 years ago

    @Jean

    I think saying Happy Holidays is very appropriate. it starts before Thanksgiving and covers all three holidays instead of just one. I am not offended if some says Merry Christmas but if I do not know some ones faith I see NOTHING wrong with saying something that will cover all faiths instead of just mine. Isn’t that more of the way of Christ then to try to force your beliefs on everyone? HAPPY HOLIDAYS everyone!

  13. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @halvincobbes

    If that were the case, it’d probably be a lot more slanted. No money under the table that I’m aware of.

  14. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @uunkoke

    Keep in mind, this is a comic strip, not an editorial. It’d not ‘off the mark.’ We see a trend, and we poke a little fun. We don’t use our strips as a soapbox. But there is constant buzz about a ‘war on Christmas.’ Whether there is a war or not, if the media keep talking about it, it’s fair game for us to ‘needle’ it.

  15. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Has it occurred to anyone that the term “Happy Holidays” precedes political correctness, and may have originally been meant to include New Year’s Day? Fact: there are people who do not celebrate Christmas. Fact: Even so, US culture, such as it is, grew out of a Christian tradition. For good or bad, it just did.

    Yes, people of many faiths have swelled our ranks, and we’ve become multi cultural. But we have a bad habit of viewing history solely through the lens of current moral standards. “Happy Holidays” did not originate as an attack, nor as an obfuscation. Blind and insensitive? Call it that if you must, but it began with uncluttered intentions.

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