The "War" on ChristmasSo I'm sure everyone has heard the right-wingers bitching about the "war" on Christmas. They say that when stores wish people Hayppy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas, the stores are treating observers of Christmas as second class citizens and embracing political correctness instead of embracing Christmas. These right-wing religious nutballs even got mad at the White House for sending out a holiday card that said Happy Holidays, not Merry Christmas.
Memo to all these assholes: Not everyone celebrates Christmas. A lot of people celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or other holidays. Did any of you brilliant intellectuals realize that Hanukkah starts the day after Chrstmas? Maybe that's why people are saying Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas. Or maybe they are saying Happy Holidays because they don't want to offend a large group of customers. Just because people don't specifically acknowledge Christmas doesn't mean they are anti-Christmas. But, that is not nearly good enough for these anti-anybody but them people.
The fact is that there is no war on Christmas. For years Happy Holidays has been the way to include people, not exclude people. The holiday season is about enjoying family and friends and giving thanks for what we have as individuals and as a nation. We should put these petty squabbles aside and enjoy this joyous time of year.