Florida enters wacky 'War on Christmas'

Sound ridiculous? That's because it is.

We still do all those things and say "Merry Christmas" to boot.

This so-called "war" hasn't affected me one bit.

I continue to be one of the most Christmas-loving chaps you'll ever meet — at home, at church and with my friends.

It doesn't affect me at all if Macy's decides to have a "holiday sale" instead of a Christmas one.

Or if schools hold "winter break."

Why? Because I'm sane. And sane people don't obsess over such things.

They don't let phony "wars" affect their own celebration of the season.

If you go into a fit of rage every time you hear someone say "Happy Holidays," you've got bigger issues than greeting choices.

I don't need government to sanction my season or beliefs. Nor do I want it.

In fact, this whole debate is so silly, we could ignore it — except that guys like Wise are filing bills about it.

And Wise isn't just some random legislator. He's actually the chair of the state senate's education committee. And right now, the education issue that has him worked up is the name of "Winter Break."

Please, politicians: Just do your job.

Stop wasting your time. And ours.

Focus on the multitudes of real problems our state is facing.

Oh, and one last thing: Merry Christmas.

smaxwell@tribune.com or 407-420-6141

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