DC Trawler

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree… beat it

I tend to be skeptical of the whole “War on Christmas” thing, but this one is just mean.

LA Daily News:

Residents in a Newhall senior apartment complex are protesting an order from management to remove their beloved Christmas tree from the community room because, they were told, it’s a religious symbol.

On Tuesday, Tarzana-based JB Partners Group Inc. sent a memo to staff at The Willows senior apartment building demanding they take down Christmas trees and menorahs in communal areas…

On Wednesday, two dozen residents in the 75-resident complex gathered in the lobby to place a neon green sign that read: “Please Save Our Tree.”

“We’re all angry. We want that tree,” said Fern Scheel, who has lived at the complex for nearly two years. “Where’s our freedom? This is ridiculous.”

Well, if the owners of the complex want to make Christmas even more miserable than it already is, if they specifically want to make their residents unhappy, they have the right to do that. In turn, the residents have the right to complain, and to move elsewhere if they don’t like it. And the rest of us have the right to call JB Partners Group Inc. a bunch of crummy Scrooges.

The nice people just want to look at a pretty Christmas tree. Can’t have that.

P.S. You can write to JB Partners Group at contact@jbproperty.net. Please be polite, or at least inventive.