FRAME 1I would like to nominate CRD, or Chinese Restaurant Day, for the official holiday on 25 December. This is ethnically inclusive in that it brings in the Chinese, those who are Jewish♠ and those other folks who are challenged by cooking or are to frazzled to cook.♥
Caulfield—"Have a Nice Christmas break!"
Mr. Spaetzle—"Can we call it "Holiday" Break, please?
Caulfield—"Which holiday would that be?"
Caulfield—"Hanukkah, which ended two weeks ago? Eid al-Adha, five weeks ago? Yesterday's solstice? Or the first one after "Holiday" Break begins?
Frazz—"Holidays stressing you out?
Mr. Spaetzle—"Which Holidays would that be? (As he pops two aspirin.)
Otherwise we either don't know what holiday the person is really talking about or we are thinking we do know and that everyone is just being too coy.
Regards — Cliff
♠ To quote from the link, "In fact, Justice Elena Kagan mentioned this in her Supreme Court confirmation hearings: when a senator asked her where she was on Christmas, she said, 'You know, like all Jews, I was probably at a Chinese restaurant.'"
♥ Like my oldest grandchild this Christmas. Her Mother was over for dinner and Jennifer and her husband Marco did the Chinese Dinner thing to make it easier as they are both in college and working.