Tis the spirit of the season… but not so much for one holiday humbug.
Chef Michael Lugo, the executive chef at Michael’s Tasting Room in St. Augustine, Florida, posted on social media a note from a customer who took offense to the restaurant playing Christmas music.
The note has since gained traction on Facebook with many angry comments from the “War on Christmas” crowd. But Lugo said that despite this being the second complaint he has gotten over the past two weeks from patrons who were hoping for more secular ambient music, he doesn’t plan to budge from his celebratory soundtrack.
"It's all about celebration of family celebration of gathering with friends and people and it's a tradition,” Lugo told First Coast News. Lugo said that even though he’s Christian, playing Christmas music is not about religious beliefs or about pushing an agenda.
“I think that Christmas is Christmas."