Secondary school bans Christmas because it is ‘too commercial’

A secondary school in North Yorkshire has taken banned Christmas because they believe that it has become ‘too commercial’.

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Lady Lumley’s School in Pickering has banned the exchanging of cards, presents, and all forms of Christmas fun until the kids there plead with the teachers to bring it back.

The management hopes that this will encourage the youngsters to reconnect with the true meaning of Christmas.

The school’s headteacher, Mr Richard Bramley, said:

“In assemblies this week, Mrs Paul, one of our teachers of RE, spoke about Christmas and whether the message of Christmas has been lost and buried under an avalanche of commercialisation.

“Christmas is a day celebrating the birth of Jesus and should be a time of goodwill to all, yet it can be a very stressful, expensive, argumentative and lonely time.

“Mrs Paul read out a letter from Father Christmas and cited the example of Christmas cards which bear no relation to the origin or meaning of Christmas but carry symbols we now recognise as associated with the holiday season, for example Santa Claus who, in his modern incarnation, was probably invented by the Coca Cola company.”

He continued: “In her message to students in the assemblies Mrs Paul asked them to consider the true meaning of Christmas and to write to her with their reasons why we should still celebrate this time of year and try to persuade her to change her mind.”

Naturally, some of the parents of kids at the school are a bit peeved by this. Some have even said their kids are coming home ‘upset’.

103 Comments

  1. This is a yearly celebration that can’t be band…make this children enjoy Xmas fun…it is biblically okey….

  2. Is really an yearly celebration that can’t be stopped, except she wants the kids and there parents to be upset with her.

  3. Celebrating Christmas is annual event. So what’s the big deal if expenses r made. It cost someone’s life, what can be as expensive. Pls let the children have fun

  4. In celebrating Christmas we should know the true meaning of Christmas and if we know the true meaning, we are not going to abuse it.

  5. Its good to know the reason behind Christmas and not the celebration alone,let her use it for lessons.

  6. Why will they ban chrismass, yearly celebration, just that people celebrating hope they know Christ. No to ban,let them celebrate the birthday of Jesus Christ

  7. This is the celebration of our Lord Jesus Christ…. Its good to know the reason behind Christmas and not the celebration alone,let her use it for lessons

  8. I don’t think this is the best.
    As it usually done annually. Well it all depends on how people see it

  9. Even though you ban it they will still do it outside the school is only in our school that you have the right

  10. Christmas should be celebrated accordingly, many don’t even know its importance or value, all they want to hear is Christmas.

  11. Him this is serious this Christmas is a yearly ceremony that can’t be change well they must have their reason’s.

  12. Really ? Ban a Christmas or a Christmas party .. well Christmas is one of best celebration in the world . It’s quite colorful and fun . I am shocked why A school would have banned such a celebration which can be celebrated outside the school by the students of the school.. the decision by the school board was dumb

  13. They are totally wrong because for some Christmas is the avenue to make money.. what is the commercial about.

  14. Yes, I think they are right. Christmas has become a commercial celebration. It’s main focus now is to give and receive gifts rather than celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. The ban will encourage the youngsters to reconnect with the true meaning of Christmas once again.

  15. It is biblical written to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ why will they banned even though normal human being celebrate there birth banning it is absurd.

  16. Can you imagin banning a yeah celebration, that’s like taken part of this children away if you don’t know

  17. Hmm , OK the truth about Christmas is gradually unfolding , the truth is that Jesus Christ was not born on 25 December, and celebrate of Christmas from the origin was not for Jesus Christ rather for a gods that suck innocent blood of the children, but most Christians not know and they Dont want to know..

  18. Hmm , OK the truth about Christmas is gradually unfolding , the truth is that Jesus Christ was not born on 25 December, and celebrate of Christmas from the origin was not for Jesus Christ rather for a gods that suck innocent blood of the children, but most Christians not know and they Dont want to know..

  19. I think someone should sit this children down and let know the fun and sweetness that happen during d season cos it comes ones in a year.

  20. I don’t understand how banning “the celebration out of Christmas” can bring about the essence of the season! The fun and the so called commercialization is part of the reason for the season pls.

  21. In my own opinion christmas is a once in a year celebration that should be enjoyed or celebrated anyhow you want it

  22. It is quite alright that we know that some Christians don’t always observe the celebration of Christmas. Mrs Paul banning Xmas is not wise decision because it is the birth of Jesus and should be celebrated just as we celebrate our own individual birthday

  23. Is really necessary to ban the children from exchanging Christ mass gratings, this is something that is done once a year for heaven sake not like is everyday

  24. Thats Really Bad…..
    Christmas Is Not Commercial Just That We All Use It To Remember Our Dear Lord Jesus Christ

  25. Really, thats not enough reason to ban Christmas, pupils should be allowed to enjoy the season, Jesus Christ is our lord and personal saviour

  26. I get what the school principal is trying to do and I applaud it. She’s trying to get her pupils to understand that there is more to Christmas than expecting gifts from Santa and visiting places.

  27. Truth be told, I think Christmas has been over commercialized for the selfish benefits of some ppl that the message has become lost.

  28. Those people that banned Chistmans are anti Christ…i think they attend Church of Satan…they dnt hav excuse to do what they just did.shame on them..

  29. They can say that they stop it in the schools noting like banning Christmas it Will be there till the end of the world

  30. Why should they ban Christmas in a school were there are a lot of kids I hope they didn’t want the children to be happy.

  31. This is an amazing idea. People should be reminded the true meaning of christmas and starting with the children is really worth it. I’m sure they will celebration it , she just want them to know the meaning of what they,are about to celebrate

  32. I don’t see any reason why it should be stopped.. Christmas is just once in a year so it shouldn’t be stopped,,, and Is not possible for them to stop it because the kids will object to it as well as their parents

  33. PLease allow the student celebrate the christmas season…it comes just once a year…
    Your not proving a point by so doing

  34. I don’t see the reason why they ban the Christmas for the children, Xmas comes once in a year and it is meant to celebrate the birth of Jesus, so I really think it is unfair

  35. Truth remains that Christmas celebration is no a Christian celebration but a pagan celebration, if you argu it then correct me with scripture

  36. Why would Christmas be banned in a school.hope the school is not own by Muslim.parents watch it.I have not heard of this.

  37. It’s quite colorful and fun . I am shocked why A school would have banned such a celebration which can be celebrated outside the school by the students of the school.

  38. this is de only season that use to bring different homes whom leaves in different States together to knw each other the more

  39. If you’re talking about the expenses that follows it, I understand. But its a yearly stuff..let the kids enjoy it.

  40. pls let them celebrate christmas and also explain to them the benefit of christmas.it is done once in a yr.

  41. But that’s too bad now, the children should be given opportunity to learn about Christmas through the various activities on Christmas party

  42. What’s their problem, besides it’s supposed to be Holiday. I don’t not think its a good idea. Christmas is to be celebrated

  43. It’s a good idea. Cos Some school has turn it into money making venture.
    The children should go enjoy Xmas at home with family and friends.

  44. since they are the people to make the expenses, it doesn’t concern her, so let her leave them to enjoy their yearly celebration

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