Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Return of the Christmas Tree

No more 'holiday' trees at Capitol

"House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert has told federal officials that the lighted, decorated tree on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol -- known in recent years as the "Holiday Tree" -- should be renamed the "Capitol Christmas Tree," as it was called until the late 1990s.

The Capitol's senior landscape architect confirmed the name switch yesterday for The Washington Times.

"It was known as the 'Holiday Tree' for several years and just recently was changed back to the 'Capitol Christmas Tree.' This was a directive from the speaker," said Capitol architect Matthew Evans.


TrekMedic251 said...

Thank God someone in DC has the balls to utter the word "CHRISTmas" this year!

Alia said...

Someone sent me a Human Events article lamenting that "CHRISTmas" has been booted out. That is not true about the SOUTH. The great thing about living in the South is, the left has been stereotyped as Religious Nutcases. Ergo, we work hard to live up to our image. GRIN