Happy Holidays!


So, Christmas is in less than a week.

It has come to my attention that there is a certain group of people who get all pissy about a certain phrase.

“Happy holidays.”

Keep Christ in Christmas, they grumble, this is persecution. Don’t secularize our holiday.

Last year, I wished people a merry Christmas. This year, the few days before the holiday, I will again.

But for the last week or so, when I wished my customers or other strangers/acquaintances anything but a good day, it’s been a happy holidays.

I say happy holidays for the simple reason that I don’t know which winter holiday these people choose to celebrate. They could be celebrating Hanukkah  and I’d feel weird if people all wished me a happy Hanukkah when that’s not what I observe.

Honestly, I care exactly not at all which holiday other people choose to celebrate. I don’t think it’s an attack on my beliefs or culture. Why get all pissy about it when it has absolutely no bearing on your life?

Usually I just appreciate that another human being took the time to wish me happiness at all.

So, with that said, I want to take this opportunity to wish you, my reader, some very happy holidays.

To my close friends whose choice of holiday I know, merry Christmas!

Thanks for sticking around and reading my rants and rambles. May you be blessed in the New Year!

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  1. I’ve never understood the whole “Keep Christ in Christmas” thing in relationship to “Happy Holidays” Considering Holiday basically means Holy day. Merry Christmas to you too, dear sister!

  2. I usually say Happy Hannukah to everyone unless they’re Jewish. That’s when I say Merry Christmas.

  3. http://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/2012/12/20/christmas-some-caveats/comment-page-1/#comment-214811

    “Have a holly, jolly Kwanzaa,
    Or a lovely Hannukah.
    And I insist
    You have a great Solstice
    No matter where you are.

    Have a whiz- bang Chinese New Year
    Or a Ramadan, I guess.
    Or just defer
    And go secular
    Do whatever you feel is best.

    And to all the rest of us, Have a Merry Festivus!”

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