The Christmas Season is upon us. People are getting into the Christmas spirit. The Decorations are starting to be put up and trees are being selected. We are still in November but many of the radio stations have already switched over to the holiday classics. The majority of people are getting ready to celebrate Christmas. Its the biggest holiday of the year. But over at Huffington Post, they are advising people to stop wishing others ‘Merry Christmas.’ They feel it could be offensive and that everyone should instead jump on the PC bandwagon and start wishing each other ‘Happy Holidays’ instead.
The Huffington Post article is an advice column, so readers write in to ask writer Doyin Richards his opinion. The first person writes in explaining how his neighbor seemed offended by the Happy Holidays Greeting.
“My family is Jewish, and we recently moved from Massachusetts to Texas for my husband’s job. Last week, my 11-year-old son said “happy holidays!” to the mom who lives across the street. According to my son and my husband (who was present), she got visibly upset and replied, “Don’t say that to me! We celebrate Christmas here
My son is friends with her son and now feels uncomfortable hanging out with him when she’s around. My husband says we shouldn’t makes waves since we’re newbies in this conservative part of town. How should we handle this?”
“For the life of me, I’ll never understand why people get so upset over the “happy holidays” thing.” Richard responded.
The HuffPost writer claims to be a Christian man but then claims the neighbor is completely out of line. He feels that the neighbor should have simply said thanks. But with a 3 in 4 chance of the person celebrating Christmas, you’d think that would be the go-to holiday greeting. Why is it wrong for the neighbor to correct him? Its the Christmas season is it so hard to remember a neighbors preference? Especially when the vast majority are going to be wishing each other Merry Christmas.
More importantly, Christmas is about celebrating the birth of Christ, Happy Holidays cuts him out of the equation completely.
The are both from true blue states. Places where the people are so hung up on the off chance of slightly offending someone, that they just don’t say what they mean. Whereas in Texas you can freely say Merry Christmas and are expected to. If the writer was a true Christian he would have explained to him the reason for the holiday and encourage them to say Merry Christmas.