This is why you should be careful who you wish a “Merry Christmas” Not because they might be offended but because you might learn something about yourself you didn’t know. OK, probably not a reason to stop the practice.
I know there are people who get upset when someone says “Merry Christmas” instead of the broader and more inclusive “Happy Holidays”. I know there are others who get upset when people say “Happy Holidays” thinking we shouldn’t be so damn sensitive.
Here is how I always looked at it. Whether you say “Merry Christmas”, “Happy Hanukkah”, “Happy Kwanzaa”, or “Happy Winter Solstice” to me I don’t care. I am happy to receive your good tidings for the season. But as they cartoon alludes too, I always wonder about the few people who seem to turn on the charm in December and are pricks the rest of the year. It is as if, as an adult, Santa is still watching and they can make up for a year’s worth of crap in one month. Thankfully I have only run into a handful of these people in my lifetime.
Anyone else every have to deal with someone like this?
To all my readers, thank you for another year of support and I hope 2015 brings you nothing but good health and good fortune.