I feel bad for people who can’t just enjoy the holiday season.

Dave Huber of the College Fix reported.

Christmas: The Embodiment Of Patriarchal Dominance

You knew that even Christmas wouldn’t escape the ever-seeking consternation of the feminists and “studies” professoriate, right?

Enter Latham Hunter, a professor of communication and (of course) cultural studies at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, who writes:

Pity the poor mother who wants to enjoy the holiday season and pass along the delight and warmth of various yuletide traditions but who doesn’t particularly want to put the Christ back in Christmas, as it were, or reinforce the notion that men are the foundation of the most important things in the world, like school vacations and presents.

Hunter goes on to note that Christmas is “impossible to ‘do’ without running into one patriarchal construct after another.” We got Frosty the Snowman, that reindeer with the red nose named Rudolph, and, of course, ‘ol St. Nick himself:

Aside from singing the praises of a man who rules over everything (there really are the most gorgeous choral renditions out there), even the secular Christmas songs are ubiquitous in their praise of male characters: “Frosty the Snowman,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” and of course, Santa Claus. Santa Claus, a white male who, by the way, gets all the credit for labour overwhelmingly done by women (I’m picturing my friend Kathleen, for example, describing her Plan A and Plan B for getting Minecraft Lego in her hands by Christmas Eve, hoping like hell that one plan works out, wondering if she should instigate a Plan C).

The holiday feminist challenge extends to every Christmas category. Sure, I have fond memories of watching movies of the season with my brother and my mother but now? Now I realize that Maria from “The Sound of Music” finds her true calling as a nurturing caregiver and ends up responsible for a man’s emotional rehabilitation.