With all the political correctness being thrown about when it comes to the holidays, especially Christmas, I feel I need to make a little stand here.
Why should I have to stop saying “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Yule” (since I celebrate Christmas for/with the family and Yule for/by myself) in favor of “Happy Holidays” just because someone that doesn’t celebrate Christmas or Yule may possibly take offense to said greetings? It’s kind of ridiculous if you think about it. You don’t see me getting all bent out of shape when someone says “Happy Hanukah” (did I spell that right?) or “Happy Kwanza.” In fact, I’d rather that happen. Instead of getting offended by my “Merry Christmas” to you, I’d rather have you respond joyfully with, “Happy/Merry *name of whatever particular holiday/festival you celebrate*”.
Doesn’t that make more sense than pushing the whole “politically correct” thing on something so simple and innocent as a holiday greeting (or decorations since it‘s spilling over into that area too)? There are bigger things out there in the world that should concern us than how someone extends a holiday greeting. I know some of you out there agree with me, and those that don’t, well, this is just my opinion so no harm no foul! d_[^_^]
No matter what holiday, religious rite, or festival you celebrate, I think we can all agree that this is a time of year for family, joy, caring, and love for your fellow human beings. Right? I know!
That being said, I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, a Happy Yule, and a Happy/Merry everything else (to those that don’t celebrate Christmas or Yule)! And since I can’t send everyone a card, I’ll offer up the digital equivalent!
Tis the season to be kind to others, regardless of your (or their) differences, whatever they may be!
Until next time….