Michigan Senate Democrats announced the arrival of the annual “holiday” tree to downtown Lansing:

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Yesterday, the first snow of the year fell at the Capitol which can only mean one thing—winter is here!” Senate Democrats wrote on X.

“The arrival of snow coincides with that of the Capitol Holiday Tree. The spruce came from Presque Isle County on Oct. 28!”

That’s a departure from when Republicans brought “Christmas” back when they regained the majority in 2011. Democrats had implemented “holiday” prior to that.

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Senate Democrats may be taking a cue from Michigan State University’s recent “inclusivity guide,” which warned holiday-related words such as “Christmas trees,” “wreaths,” “holly,” and “reindeer” could be “offensive,” ABC 7 reported.

It recommended using phrases instead like, “wishing you a wonderful winter/spring break” or “best wishes for the new year.”

The “holiday tree” is scheduled to be lit November 17.