We wish you a merry Christmas!
When you think of some of the traditional songs, many of them use the word Christmas.
However, it seems like everywhere you go people are bothered by making sure they say the “correct” thing. But…..what is correct???
I grew up saying “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.”
Over the past number of years I’ve found myself saying a mixture of “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Holidays” just because. This year at our event venue we have had a mix of people booking Christmas parties/celebrations and holiday parties.
I don’t think that there has to be a “right or wrong” way to express this!!!
I know that many people think saying “Merry Christmas” is offensive to people who don’t celebrate Christmas but Ben Stein summed it up pretty well – it isn’t offensive, it isn’t a slight against another religion – it is just what it is.
We have been to Hanukkah with friends and loved learning how they celebrate!!! I think it is great for our boys to see different things and parts of other religions.
I know that some people choose not to celebrate Christmas for reasons beyond religion. I think that it is just like everything else in life – we should do what we do and respect what other people choose to do.
What do you say – Happy Holiday, Merry Christmas, or something completely different?