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Congressmen can't say 'Merry Christmas' in mail


Members who submit official mailings for review by the congressional franking commission that reviews all congressional mail to determine if it can be "franked," or paid for with tax dollars, are being told that no holiday greetings, including "Merry Christmas," can be sent in official mail.

"I called the commission to ask for clarification and was told no 'Merry Christmas.' Also told cannot say 'Happy New Year' but can say 'have a happy new year' – referencing the time period of a new year, but not the holiday," said a Hill staffer who requested anonymity.

Another Hill staffer told The Washington Examiner that "we were given that advice after submitting" a draft mailing.


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Comment by David McElroy
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 Outrageous! Christmas is the only official national holiday that can't even be mentioned by officials without violating federal law. It is the only holiday whose namesake honoree is forbidden to be honored in public places. The very term "Christmas" means "Christ celebrated", but celebrating Christ will bring out the bullies of the politically correct. How dare anybody celebrate Christ or even mention the name of Jesus on the legal holiday honoring His birth? How long before Uncle Sam is marching Christians to the death camps in Marxist zeal?  Jesus is the Reason for the Season!  Merry Christmas!