Once again this year, you and I shan’t be greeting anybody with a Happy Holiday(s), Holiday Greetings, or Seasons Greetings. You know, I don’t really believe most people who have fallen into saying “Happy Holidays” really want to forget about Christmas. Certainly there are those types. I think, however, that a lot of people are simply afraid they’re going to offend someone by saying “Merry Christmas.” The result has been some confusion about the fact that the celebration of Christ’s birth is the reason for our cheer during this last month of the year. Well, most folks are offended far less easily than you think. Also, the tide may be turning back. For example, last year Saturday Night Live mocked “Happy Holiday,” illustrating how pervasive and asinine this politically correct equivocation has become. So we point it out too.
Every day, bless someone you meet with a “Merry Christmas.” It is fitting and proper. And when you get the chance, explain why the Son of God being born into our world is a great reason to be happy.