Principal Bans Candy Canes Because 'J' Shape 'Stands for Jesus' | 22 Words

We all love Christmas decor - but one principal has banned candy canes this year for a very odd reason...

Now, we all know that it’s only a matter of days before we’ll have a lot of excited kiddos on our hands...

Waking up extremely early on Christmas day to see what Santa has brought.

For many, Christmas is one of the most exciting holidays of the year.

It is time to be spent with family, friends, and loved ones, eat good food, and exchange gifts - even if it might look a little different this year.

Of course, the decorations play a huge part in the festivities.

There’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of spending hours decorating the Christmas tree and hanging up all kinds of festive ornaments in our homes.

From dazzling tree toppers to lights and tinsel galore...

There's nothing like spreading some Christmas magic across your home.

The tree isn't the only main event though.

What about the extras?

Well, one festive treat has caused havoc this year.

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Candy canes, of course!

They've long been a delicious decorating staple.

But this year they're causing unforeseen controversy.

Why?

Well, one principal has totally banned the sweets - and the internet isn't happy.

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A principal from Omaha, Nebraska, has banned the festive candy.

She ruffled feathers when she sent out a memo banning all religious paraphernalia from the school.

And that includes candy canes.

The reason? The J shape stands for Jesus, while the red stripes symbolize his blood and resurrection - apparently.

In fact, anything religious was banned.

"Acceptable holiday items included Snowmen, snow women, snow people, snowflakes, gingerbread people, polar bears, penguins, and Olaf from the Disney movie Frozen," she said.

People aren't happy.

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