Then again, this is Massachusetts we’re talking about.
Via The Blaze:
Residents in a Massachusetts town are taking aim at a local school district’s decision to change the name of “Christmas” break to “winter” recess. They will hold a non-binding ballot referendum on April 7 regarding the amendment, though there’s no indication school officials will consider reversing course.
The debate began after the Norwood Public School District in Norwood, Mass., decided to make the change for the 2011-2012 school year.
The decision was based on the feeling that naming the week and a half vacation “Christmas” gave preference to that holiday over others on the calendar, school committee member John Badger told Wicked Local.
Discontented with this decision, locals Theresa McNulty and Jim Drummey recently gathered enough signatures to hold the non-binding referendum.
“We think there is a movement in our country to demote Christianity and Christmas is the name of a Christian feast day,” McNulty told the outlet. “Christmas is the name of a national holiday. They changed the name of a national holiday to winter recess, and that offended us.”