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Sunday, November 30, 2008


Well it's that time of year again to hear "Happy Holidays", "Happy Hanukkah", Happy Kwanzaa", and everything but "Merry Christmas"! Maybe I'm overly sensitive to this national omission of the two words "Merry Christmas" every Christmas season. I'm well aware that we must be politically correct now, but if the newscasters are going to wish people a Happy Hanukkah and Happy Kwanzaa, which I hear ALL the time on the national news, local stations, CNN, or whatever, why can't they just say Merry Christmas as well? It makes my blood boil when I hear the blanket "Happy Holidays". I'm a Christian and I would like my holiday recognized with two little words. I wish my Jewish friends a Happy Hanukkah and most of my black friends don't celebrate Kwanzaa, but if they did I would certainly verbalize that holiday to them. I don't care who celebrates what or what other religious holidays are called, just don't wish me "Happy Holidays" as I only celebrate ONE holiday this time of year and that is CHRISTMAS!



Melissa said...

Merry Christmas to you. I just wanted to write that you made my day. On a fluke I checked my stats and saw someone had arrived at my blog through your site so I hopped on over and was moved that I'm listed on your blogroll. Thank you! I hope that you have a wonderful holiday season and a very Merry Christmas!!!

Karen said...

To be fair, I did have someone object to Christmas stuff today at work. I was suggesting some of our promotional items and she said, "I don't want anything for Christmas. I celebrate Hannukah."

So I think it is hard to always wish people Merry Christmas because you don't know if they are Jewish. I don't see what is so horribly wrong with saying, "Happy Holidays."

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Short and Sweet said...

Even if you are my daughter, I must disagree with your comment. I'm really tired of hearing Happy Hannukah and Happy Kwanzaa on TV without equal time to hearing Merry Christmas. In the lady's case, I would have said, "Well, I hope you have a nice Hannukah."

Leah C said...

Have a very Merry Christmas! (I'm on your "side" on this issue) And thank you so much for your kind words...the comment you left on my blog is much appreciated:)