Here's Charles Krauthammer on majorities, minorities, and sensitivity:
[M]ore than 80 percent of Americans are Christian, and probably 95 percent of Americans celebrate Christmas. Christmas Day is an official federal holiday, the only day of the entire year when, for example, the Smithsonian museums are closed. Are we to pretend that Christmas is nothing but an orgy of commerce in celebration of . . . what? The winter solstice?
He mentions a bit about the way Jewish holidays -- and even Kwanzaa -- have been hoopla'd up with store decorations and cards (alright, part of that is thanks to savvy capitalists). The point is, in America, other religions are tolerated -- and then some.
To insist that the overwhelming majority of this country stifle its religious impulses in public so that minorities can feel "comfortable" not only understandably enrages the majority but commits two sins. The first is profound ungenerosity toward a majority of fellow citizens who have shown such generosity of spirit toward minority religions.
Until non-Christians come up with something more beautiful than "Little Drummer Boy," I predict that Xmas is here to stay. And, when you think about it, they're celebrating the birth of a Jew. That should please the Anti-Defamation League.