And reflecting back on Al Lutz' update last week, the demographics of who the Disneyland audience is tells the story. Jews are a tiny minority in North America and the Pacific Rim countries that Disneyland markets to.
Percent of Jewish Citizens by Country circa 2010:
United States - 1.7%
Canada - 1.1%
Australia - 0.3%
New Zealand - 0.1%
Mexico - 0.04%
And it's even lower than Mexico's super tiny 0.04% in other major Disneyland markets like Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, etc.
The other big religion that doesn't do Christmas isn't really that big when you look at it statistically; Islam and Muslims.
Muslim citizens by country circa 2010:
United States - 0.8%
Canada - 2.0%
Mexico - 0.1%
Australia - 1.7%
New Zealand - 0.9%
I would think with statistics like that, a young Jewish or Muslim child growing up in North America would feel left out over a lot of things in life, not just decorations and Christmas carols being sung at Disneyland in December (leaving out the elephant in the room; The Disneyland Candlelight Ceremony the first weekend in December).
Wal-Mart employees are now wearing green and red buttons stating "Ask Me About Christmas Layaway!". It's simply that time of year, and the overwhelmingly vast majority of consumers who are interested in a Disneyland visit in December aren't offended by the theme of Christmas. It's why all the malls and stores are decorated now, too.
Disneyland has openly celebrated Christmas every year since December, 1955. Christmas, in the form of theme park decorations and seasonal entertainment, has been a core part of Disneyland's product as they market it to specific customer demographics since the very beginning. To her credit, Disneyland President Cynthia Harriss, who is Jewish, was the one who really went after the Christmas market whole hog during her executive tenure from 1998 to 2003. Cynthia was at the helm and added the Nightmare Before Christmas overlay to Mansion, the Believe! In Holiday Magic fireworks with snowy finale set to I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas, beefed up Christmas decorations throughout the park and at DCA, etc. etc.