Argumentative Essay About Christmas

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December has always been a religiously diverse month, containing many holidays, including Christmas, Hanukkah, and Bodhi Day.
Despite Canada’s cultural mosaic, though, one of these holidays is much more prominent: Christmas. Though celebrated by many people of all different religions, Christmas is still undeniably a Christian holiday, celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.
Just because Christmas is easily the most celebrated December holiday doesn’t mean it’s the only one, though. As most people are unwrapping presents with dozens of family members around them, minorities who do not celebrate this are forced to feel left out of this time of the year
This is an example of Christian privilege, which is the idea that people who are Christian have
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However, as “happy holidays” replaces “merry christmas” and menorahs take their place next to the Christmas tree, many Christians are claiming there to be a “War on Christmas”.
A supposed attack happened in 2015 when Starbucks revealed their annual holiday cup to be a plain red cup with no designs. This sparked an outrage in many Christians, starting with Joshua Feuerstein who released a viral video where he claims that “Starbucks wanted to take Christ and Christmas off of their brand-new cups.” and encourages his “Great American and Christian” viewers to start a movement and “not be politically correct, just correct.”
The controversy that including all religions during the holidays causes is just another example of Christian privilege. Like many dominant groups that are losing their privileged status, Christians see the advance of other religions to become equal to them as an attack on them and their beliefs.
The fact that saying “happy holidays” can still be considered controversial just goes to show that Christian privilege, while waning, is still very much a part of our society and must be

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