Ah, the “anti-Christmas, let’s not make anybody feel left out” season is starting earlier every year, isn’t it?
PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (AP) — A famed fireworks company is pulling out of a holiday boat parade because “Christmas” was dropped from the event’s name.
Fireworks by Grucci won’t lend its sparkle to Patchogue’s Nov. 23 parade — decorated yachts on the Patchogue River — because the organizers have renamed it the Patchogue Holiday Boat Parade. It was the Patchogue Christmas Boat Parade last year, when the Grucci company donated $5,000 worth of fireworks.
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Organizers in the Long Island town said the parade has had several names over its roughly 15-year existence. The name was changed again this year after complaints that the use of “Christmas” seemed to make the parade less inclusive.
The Christmas-Is-Exclusionary season used to start right after the Native-Americans-Hate-Thanksgiving season, and here it is already this year, and we haven’t even celebrated the Halloween-Offends-Christians season yet.