I love the National Gallery. Peter and I go to the Gallery at least twice a year.
I think it is a value for money for the country; it houses a national heritage.
Unfortunately I feel that it is now disowning the country’s Christian traditions. Their latest Season’s Greeting card which they send via e-mails is insulting and disrespectful to Christians and the country.
December is all about Christmas. I do not celebrate the season; I celebrate the birth of our Christ; I celebrate the family; I celebrate peace and goodwill. (I blame you National Gallery for my short supply of peace and goodwill. LOL) 😉
In fact if it does not snow at all, all the better for me. Snow is fine and dandy when it first fall, they can be so beautiful, but it turns slushy or much worst, dangerously icy. I don’t see why we need to celebrate that? Many a time, I have been down on my aching knees and sometimes backside in the ice, swearing my head off.
I don’t see why we need to celebrate the falling of leaves off trees, when they can be so ugly on the ground. It makes me wish that the council will send people to clean up the roads.
I don’t see why I need to celebrate the cold weather that would make me out-of-pocket with turning on the central heating, making the gas and electric companies happy in their sleeps.
I don’t know why we need to celebrate the season when we all get are runny nose and hacking coughs?
So National Gallery please explain to us why instead of wishing us a Happy Christmas, you are being very politically correct and getting on my goat. You are being vexatious and rather galling. If saying Merry Christmas is sticking on your throat, it would be wiser and acceptable for all of us that you say NOTHING at all. It is MERRY CHRISTMAS OR HAPPY CHRISTMAS OR NOTHING AT ALL!