On this first day of Winter, let tell you all, Happy Solstice! While I’m at it, I want to ask, what is going on with all this “Merry Christmas” hoopla? Why are people getting so mad when people say “Happy Holidays?” I, personally, have never understood the big deal. This is probably because I have always been accepting of all religions. Plus, I always assumed that you said happy holidays because you were talking about:Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Hanuka, etc. Besides, the word “holiday” means “holy day.”
The stubbornness of demanding people say “Merry Christmas” shows how closed minded our society is becoming. I have no problem when people say it to me. However, it seems more and more people are saying it in such a way as if they are defending their oppressed religious freedoms.
Relax Christians, Christmas is still (and probably will always be) the dominating holiday this time of year. I mean, when was the last time you saw a movie on TV for Hanuka? Or heard a Hanuka song (except the one Adam Sandler wrote)? But that’s beside the point. All I’m really trying to say is this: Chill, Christmas will not disappear. It needs no defending. Most of its traditions have been around for thousands of years. Many even before the birth of Jesus.
I, myself, like to be like the Brits and say “Happy Christmas!” which I guess is a little mixture of both. Whatever it is you celebrate, I hope you have a lovely time doing it. And for those of whom it applies, Happy Christmas!