And I mean it. Not Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas. Don’t like me saying that because you celebrate something else, or just want to be inclusive to others? Tough. Before you yell, hear me out.
I’ve covered this issue before, but I’ll quote what I said then, in case any far-left liberals got the willies off that entry because it included the name Bill O’Reilly.
I think the whole â€œyou must be sensitive to other religionsâ€ things as crap. When I say â€œMerry Christmas,â€ I mean it in its most secular sense, since I donâ€™t really submit to the whole religion thing. Christmas has become secularized enough that saying that greeting shouldnâ€™t be met with disgust, and I donâ€™t think it does for the majority of Americans. Places like Walmart changing their greeting seem to only happen when a minority complain. On the other hand, I think the idea of a â€œWar on Christmasâ€ is equally as stupid. Yea, some places and people may want to push for a more â€œsensitiveâ€ America, but come on. Iâ€™ve already stated that I donâ€™t think most people honestly care. Let the ACLU or whoever else bring it on – newsflash for them: bugger off.
I agree with Dave over at Blogography. I’m not religious, so when I say to you, “Merry Christmas,” I mean, “Enjoy the Christmas holiday however you live it.” That can mean going to church, opening presents, having food, or being with family. Whatever the significance of Christmas is to you, that’s how I mean it. For those who don’t celebrate the holiday, it means, “Enjoy it, because you probably have the day off like the rest of us.” In retrospect, I guess that can go under the first meaning as well, because that’s how people who don’t celebrate Christmas will probably be enjoying it, as an extra vacation day.
So, enjoy the holiday, but to the “we’ve gotta be inclusive” and the “we’ve gotta take back Christmas” sides, forget about it! It’s such a non-issue, so why waste your energy?
That said, Merry Christmas!