Thursday, December 22, 2005

Merry Happy Hollerdaze

Has anyone noticed the anger in some people this holiday season about saying "Merry Christmas"? One rant I caught on a motorcycle board essentially said, "I don't care how un-PC it is, I say 'Merry Christmas' instead of 'Happy Holidays' and I don't care who I offend with it!"

Um, doesn't that kinda go against wishing well for someone if you offend them and you don't care that you knowingly offend them? And why is it "PC" to include all the freakin' holidays that happen this time of year...isn't it just more accurate?

My take on "Merry Christmas" vs. "Happy Holidays" is different. I'm an atheistic holiday opportunist. So is my husband. We do stuff on Christmas with my family, and we do stuff for Hannukkah with his family. We know a pagan or two, so Solstice is on our radar. That's way more fun and merriment than just Christmas alone. Work in enough cultures, and all of December is a holiday, and who wouldn't enjoy a month of fun? We're all about the fun. We're not going to be exclusionary by just saying "Merry Christmas"...the more the merrier on this one.

So...Happy holidays!

Oh, this is a card from a couple of years ago.


Stephen Greenberg said...

Show me someone who gets mad at "Happy Holidays", and I'll show you someone with their nose stuck resolutely up Bill O'Reilly's ass ;)

Elliot said...

Golden Santa moment.
I very much approve.