It’s a Christmas miracle! An elementary school PTA in a Boston suburb will not cancel its annual trip to see The Nutcracker.
Someone complained children would see a Christmas tree on stage, reports WHDH. Other parents complained when the PTA decided to end the optional trip.
The Nutcracker does indeed have religious content, notes Reason.
Everyone in the ballet is celebrating Christmas, a Christian holiday commemorating Christ. Same thing happens in A Christmas Carol, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, A Christmas Story, A Charlie Brown Christmas, White Christmas, Black Christmas (a slasher movie) and—heck—Handel’s Messiah.
. . . How about all those Renaissance paintings of Mary and Jesus? Should the PTA ban trips to the art museum?
“Kids can be exposed to ideas and cultures different from their own” without feeling offended. Or they can decide not to go.