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It’s Merry Christmas | December 24, 2014

The concept of the War on Christmas seems to be popularized by Bill O’Reilly over retailers attempting to avoid the ire of those who adamantly refuse to accept Christmas. There are other holidays around the same time, although they don’t have anywhere near the economic impact of Christmas.

I was talking to someone at work about the terms “Merry Christmas” vs. “Happy Holidays.” He switched to the more generic term because of people and co-workers who are not Christians. I can understand the whole season or holiday felicitations during the month of December. However, in the days before the 25th, we are really dealing exclusively with Christmas. Where I work, someone might spend Christmas day at home drinking tea or watching reruns on television, but they’ll be doing it at home. Regardless, they will be enjoying a day off because of Christmas.

Still, I won’t be forcing my Christmas on people. I generally reciprocate the greetings and well-wishes of others, rather than “correcting” them to it being a merry Christmas. I will not, however, be wishing “Happy Holidays” to anyone this week.

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1 Comment

  1. Peace, Joy, and Hope, 15!

    Comment by Mary — December 25, 2014 @ 12:23 am


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