Just felt like posting on here since I hadn't done so in a while....
I wanted to chime in on this whole "War on Christmas" thing....
As a Catholic...I celebrate the birth of Christ by going to church on Christmas Eve, and then spend Christmas day meeting up with friends and family to celebrate a time when everyone has the day off and can get together and eat and drink and be merry.
Honestly...I have never been offended by anyone saying "Happy Holidays"...moreso...I completely understand when multi-billion dollar corporations like Macy's or Walmart say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas" because its more of a catch-all for ALL of their customers... some of which may not celebrate Christmas...this may be difficult for some people to understand...but there are all sorts of ways to celebrate the holidays...does this mean that Walmart hates Christ? Don't be ridiculous.
So the war on Christmas is really just crap made up by people looking for a reason to complain. If you are a Christian...say "Merry Christmas!" But also be open and receptive to all others...this is a time when we can all come together for the "holiday season".
And please...if someone say's "Happy Holidays" to you...don't be an asshole and correct them about the fact that you celebrate Christmas. They were trying to be pleasant and offer you good cheer in a time when people are going homeless, families are going hungry, and jobs are becoming harder and harder to find. We all celebrate the way we want to. Just be pleasant back to them and respond "You too!" And smile for God sake's....it's Christmas!
Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!