Merry Christmas

The 83rd Texas Legislature passed HB 308 – The Merry Christmas Bill. It reads, in part:

A school district may educate students about the history of traditional winter celebrations, and allow students and district staff to offer traditional greetings regarding the celebrations, including (1) “Merry Christmas”; (2) “Happy Hanukkah”; and (3) “happy holidays.”

Except as provided by Subsection (c), a school district may display on school property scenes or symbols associated with traditional winter celebrations, including a menorah or a Christmas image such as a nativity scene or Christmas tree, if the display includes a scene or symbol of: (1) more than one religion; or (2) one religion and at least one secular scene or symbol.

A display relating to a traditional winter celebration may not include a message that encourages adherence to a particular religious belief.

The intent of this blog is to provide information on HB 308 – The Merry Christmas Bill.

In the spirit of that bill, a traditional greeting is offered: Merry Christmas.

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