For years, the term "Christmas party" has been ubiquitously amended to "holiday party" in order to account for all the groups of people celebrating the various holidays this time of year.
But according to one Texas college professor, now even "holiday party" is potentially insensitive.
As part of Texas Woman's University's holiday tips package, Mark Kessler, a professor of multicultural women's and gender studies, wrote that the word holiday "connotes religious tradition and may not apply to all employees." He instead suggested the phrase "end of semester parties."
He also recommended replacing Santa Claus, reindeer and evergreen tree decorations with more winter-themed decor, such as snowflakes and snowmen.
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