I’m just going to put it out there: I hate when someone says to me, HAPPY HOLIDAYS. I never used to hate it. In fact, I’ve said it many a time. It’s all encompassing…all of the Holiday’s being united under one umbrella. But one day, while shopping in a large department store, the cashier said, “Happy Holidays” as she handed me my bag and I answered with a cheery, “MERRY CHRISTMAS!” She looked quickly from side to side, leaned forward and whispered…whispered for crying out loud,
I was really taken aback when she informed me that she had been told not to say Merry Christmas, “because saying Merry Christmas offends people.”
What. The. Heck?
I really don’t mind the other holiday’s that are celebrated in December. If I were Jewish I would be celebrating Hanukkah and telling everyone Happy Hanukkah. And I would still be ticked by the entire “it’s offensive to say, Merry Christmas” thing.
But really, when has Jesus not made people uncomfortable? From the moment he was born, he was sending the masses into an uproar.
I’m going to continue with my jolly, “Merry Christmas!” and please, continue with your Happy Hanukkah, Happy Boxing Day, whatever. I’m totally cool with it. And if you are going to say, “Happy Holidays” please let it be because you don’t celebrate anything and if that’s the case…let’s talk.
Love you guys. Chat soon.