It so happens that bunch or major religions celebrate some sort of holiday around the same time in December. But that whole or “Season’s Greetings” thing is just annoying. I’m just going to go ahead and wish all you people Merry Christmas because that happens to be the holiday that I’m celebrating at the moment. I’m not doing this out of disrespect – I’m just extending my holiday wishes to everyone, whether they celebrate Christmas or not.
Now if I happen to know that a given person is Jewish, then I might wish them happy Chanukah. But if I have no idea, do I really need to rattle off 3 (or 4 if you count Festivus) holiday names, or make it an impotent PC “Happy Holidays”? When I say Merry Christmas all I mean is:
“Hey, I happen to be celebrating Christmas at the moment! If you do too, then have a Merry one!”
In the same spirit, if someone would wish me happy Chanukah or Kwanzaa I would not mind. I would gladly accept the wishes, and reciprocate with the same.
So this is a new rule for December. Next time a random person that you don’t know wishes you happy/merry whatever, and it happens to be a different holiday from the one you celebrate, just say thank you, then repeat whatever they said, and move on. Don’t get offend them, don’t correct them, don’t make a scene. Just take the wishes, and go.
Merry Christmas you people!
[tags]christmas, chanukah, kwanzaa, holidays, seasons greetings[/tags]