Eliminating the word "Christmas" from the name of the annual parade of lights in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has caused a 70-year-old traditional event to became a political hot spot.
■Class discussion: Do you notice when someone says Happy Holidays vs. Merry Christmas? How do you view the difference? Are you offended one way or the other? If you don't celebrate Christmas, does it make more of a difference to you? How does your school designate the season? Does your school host a Christmas concert or a holiday concert? Why?