I am sure you have heard or have your own opinion, but let’s talk about this…
When wishing someone happiness this season, do you say “Merry Christmas” or “happy holidays”?
Back when I worked for Walmart, they had just implemented the policy that we no longer could say “merry Christmas” to customers. We either couldn’t say anything unless a customer says it first, or, we could say happy holidays.
I never understood why it was such a big deal and quite frankly, I still don’t. What is so wrong with wishing happiness to someone? Sure, you may not celebrate Christmas in the way someone else does, but is it really THAT offending? There certainly are worse things to be offended by than how someone wishes you joy during the month of December. Yes, there are plenty of other holidays in the month of December and not everyone celebrates the same ones, but I don’t get why someone would be offended.
I feel like people are just always finding ways to make happiness negative and offending, GET OVER IT!
I am not a religious person whatsoever. Christmas is not religious based for me. I do not celebrate Jesus, but I don’t have another term for the day of December 25th. It is Christmas to me.
If I say Merry Christmas and you don’t celebrate Christmas, I certainly wouldn’t be offended if you responded with “Happy Hanukkah!” or “Merry Yule!” We are all unique and believe in different things, but wishing someone merriment should not be seen as offensive. It’s not like you are going to be damned if you accept a greeting that doesn’t match your belief system. Just be grateful for the kindness they bestow upon you and move along.
What are your thoughts?