Sunday, November 14, 2010

I Can Say "Merry Christmas." Can You?

On this, my 1400th post, I'd like to ask the fine folks at Disneyland one question:

What possible reason do you have for not saying "Merry Christmas" in the holiday edition of the "It's a Small World" ride?

Sure, there it was in Spanish. And there it was in Hawaiian. In English? "Ho Ho Holidays." "Joy to the World." "Peace on Earth."

The ride was beautifully done up, with Christmas trees and Christmas ornaments and other symbols of Christmas. Don't worry, though. When you went through the predominantly Muslim or Buddhist or non-sectarian countries and continents, the theme turned to new year and the like.

I'm not advocating shoving Christmas down anyone's throats, mind you. But to neglect to have one "Merry Christmas" in English tossed in for those of us in, say, the United States or England or Canada?

Effin' pitiful, Disney. Wusses.

And now, a wholly unrelated photo of us on Space Mountain. Eldest ducking. Sister with eyes closed. Rip roaring screaming others.


Lori said...

DId they have any Chanukah references? Just wondering. Looks like you had a blast!! And I'm glad the goldfish survived.

Patois42 said...

Yes, they did have Chanukah references, but not in the US area. And, yes, I should have been ticked about that, too. But I was overwhelmed by the Christmas greetings in every language BUT English.

Hooray for the goldfish, indeed.

And hooray for kids behaving stellarly both on the way there and back. Drugs do work. (Kidding.)

Tara R. said...

I'm about over that. It's totally wrong to diss other world religions, but Christians are the go-to-butt of jokes and completely UnPC. Say Happy Holidays all you, but the end won't come if a few Merry Christmases get thrown in.

Patois42 said...

Absolutely! And a Merry Christmas to you, Tara. And you, too, Mickey!

Anonymous said...

Um, Disney is all well and good, but Darkness, Darkness, Darkness!!!
Bruce live answering questions on Sirius 8 pm tonight, both from the audience and PHONED IN!!! You know you want to, DO IT!!! Love ya sis!

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Space Mountain ROCKS!

S said...

Are you at Disneyland or Disneyworld?

Whichever it is, I am JEALOUS.


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