If you’re going to have a Christmas tree, then call it a Christmas tree. Don’t pussyfoot around it and call it a “Holiday Tree” or a “Yuletide Tree” or a “Pan-denominational, Inoffensive Special Day Symbol.” That’s silly.
I’m Jewish. My wife Aggie isn’t. This year, she wants a Christmas tree, so I figured, why not: I don’t have to pray to the thing; it’ll be the first Christmas tree I’ve ever had anything to do with. A co-worker recently told me that when he was a kid, some of his Jewish friends had “Chanukah bushes.” That’s not only stupid, but offensive. Don’t put up a Christmas tree and call it a Chanukah bush. At least have the sack to call a Christmas tree a Christmas tree.
If we were going to be really cool, we’d also go all druid, all the time and burn people alive in wicker cages near the Christmas tree. But we ain’t.