So, it’s that time of year when many people refuse to say “Merry Christmas,” preferring the politically correct “Happy Holidays.”
Now, why do I think we should say “Merry Christmas”? Simple. Because that’s the holiday we’re celebrating! Yeah, there are Hanukkah celebrations and Kwanzaa and maybe even Festivus, but come on, the tradition in America is that Christmas is the major winter holiday.
Some might say that there are so many holidays in one month that using “Happy Holidays” is more “inclusive.” Well, look at February… Valentine’s Day, Lincoln’s Birthday, Washington’s Birthday… but do you ever get or give a bright red heart full of chocolates that says “Happy February Holidays”? No, you give or get Valentine hearts!
Another reason is because it’s high time we push back against the SJWs and Christophobes that want to push every mention of Jesus, or Christ, out of the common language. When you get right down to it, they object to Christmas because of the first six letters of the word. It’s time to put that word back into conversation.
So, if you’re in a store and they wish you a “Happy Holidays,” just return their greeting with “Merry Christmas!” Don’t be mean about it, but don’t back down from saying what you wish. And keep in the back of your mind that “Holidays” is a shortened version of “holy days.” That’ll help you keep smiling as you say it.