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AIBU - frozen instead of Christmas

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Rudolphanddancer Mon 24-Nov-14 21:21:33

Basically my daughter is currently a long-term patient in hospital and we will most likely be here for Christmas , I was devastated as it's her first and we are big On Christmas.

Anyway, the other day there was Olaf and Anna paintings in the cupboards in the playrooms.
And when I said Awhh they cute , the play specialist informed me that Christmas theme had been changed to frozen theme to avoid offence.

Am I being unreasonable to think this isn't really fair on the children who are here and want Xmas.
To avoid offending people your offending others ?

TidyDancer Mon 24-Nov-14 21:24:44

How deep does this run? No christmas tree or Father Christmas?

ghostyslovesheep Mon 24-Nov-14 21:26:09

Rubbish - no one is offended by Christmas - she's either lying or a shit stirrer

MrsCurrent Mon 24-Nov-14 21:26:42

Aren't they celebrating Christmas at all? How do people figure celebrating it causes offense?

ghostyslovesheep Mon 24-Nov-14 21:27:27

welcome to MN by the way smile

Rudolphanddancer Mon 24-Nov-14 21:35:23

I'm not new - name change
But Thankyou ha

The tree is apparently down to the deselection of the ward manager an nope she was actually not pleased with it either so don't see why she would be stirring.

They will have a frozen part with elsa instead of Santa.

puntasticusername Mon 24-Nov-14 21:37:25

So who has made this decision? Whatever the decision is.

Floggingmolly Mon 24-Nov-14 21:38:04

Didn't you ask who was likely to take offence at the notion that December 25th is, you know, Christmas????

Pigriver Mon 24-Nov-14 21:38:08

I teach a class or mainly Muslim children at least half put up a tree and give Christmas presents. Never had one be offended that we do a nativity play and have a Christmas tree and party with Santa. No problem having a frozen theme but you can't get away from the fact that Christmas is Christmas whether you choose to celebrate it or not.

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NeedABumChangeNotANameChange Mon 24-Nov-14 21:40:11

I think a Disney theme is far more offensive.

Bair Mon 24-Nov-14 21:43:06

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abigboydidit Mon 24-Nov-14 21:44:09

Sorry to hear about your daughter. I work for the NHS and this goes against all the respecting diversity policies so I think whoever you spoke to was ill informed. Am sure if you raise it as a complaint then it will be resolved quickly.

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Gawjushun Mon 24-Nov-14 22:01:20

Complain to the Daily Mail. Your play specialist can have their photo taken in front of the hospital, arms crossed and looking sad. War on christmas!

crumblebumblebee Mon 24-Nov-14 22:06:11

Really?!

Aherdofmims Mon 24-Nov-14 22:11:48

In many ways frozen has a better message for girls than the Christmas story, at least as traditionally told. ( Puts on flame proof jacket)

Obviously peace on earth and goodwill to all is a wonderful message, but I would rather princess Anna as a role mode than the Virgin Mary...

Aherdofmims Mon 24-Nov-14 22:14:45

Ps very sorry to hear your dd is in hospital for her first Christmas. My dd was in hospital for her first so I know how dreadful it can feel.

HOpe you and your dd enjoy many future Christmases at home together. You will appreciate them more and she won't remember this one.

TwoLittleTerrors Mon 24-Nov-14 22:21:13

aherdofmoms virgin Mary is obviously not a virgin. She just lied about sleeping around.

3yo DD only knows about Santa, elves and reindeers. The Jesus story doesn't seem to be big these days. I don't mind Anna and Elsa either. It's nice and wintery to me.

MsAspreyDiamonds Mon 24-Nov-14 22:22:23

Why would Christmas offend muslims? They believe in Jesus as well just as a Prophet rather than the son of God. Political correctness gone barmy, the play specialist hasn't done their interfaith reading. Idiot.

TwoLittleTerrors Mon 24-Nov-14 22:22:39

And is there a traditional version vs a modern one? I thought there is only one version on the Jesus story.

TheFairyCaravan Mon 24-Nov-14 22:25:20

I'm sure you're in another group I'm in. Everything is the same, play specialist saying can't have Christmas because of offence, tree down to ward manager, only it was a Winter theme in that story, not Frozen.

WhereTheWildlingsAre Mon 24-Nov-14 22:25:41

I am trusting that those poster who have experience in hospitals and have posted that this wouldn't be true, are correct. I think the person you spoke to has got this wrong

AlpacaPicnic Mon 24-Nov-14 22:37:17

Hand painted frozen pictures? I hope Disney don't find out... They'll get sued quicker than you can build a snowman...

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