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Saturday, December 24, 2005

Merry Christmas!

Screw all the people in the media saying there's a war on Christmas. From Thanksgiving (hell, even from Halloween) on, this country can focus on NOTHING BUT Christmas. Christmas isn't going ANYWHERE!!

No one is trying to take the Christ out of Christmas by saying "Happy Holidays." Almost everyone is celebrating at least two holidays this time of year. The first, be it Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Ramadan (some years), or the Winter Solstice, depends on your family's background. The second, New Years' Eve/Day, is celebrated almost universally. Therefore, even when speaking to a Christian, "Happy Holidays" can be appropriate because there are TWO holidays - hence the plural nature of the greeting.

Now, I'm not one for being overly politically correct. I don't spell "women" with a y, I say "chairman" (or Congressman, policeman, etc.) most of the time (unless I'm actually taking about a woman), etc. But sometimes I say "Happy Holidays," NOT because it's the politically correct thing to do, but because saying "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year" can become a mouthful.

But then again, I'm just as likely to say "Merry Christmas," because I think most people understand that it's the wish for happiness, not necessarily the specificity of the holiday. I think all this "war on Christmas" crap is just completely made up by certain segments of the media so that they can feel outraged about something.

The Hippy and I are pretty secular Christians, but we have a nice big Christmas tree and a VERY special nativity scene, and we say "Merry Christmas" half the time. So to Bill O'Reilly and the other "warriors" for Christmas: Shut up and enjoy the Holiday... um, I mean Christmas ... spirit! Christmas isn't going ANYWHERE.

To all my readers:

MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY CHANUKAH, HAPPY KWANZAA, OR MERRY (INSERT YOUR HOLIDAY HERE) AND I WISH YOU A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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