Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Enough already with “War on Christmas”

A few weekends ago, our lab hosted a holiday party for research participants and their families. During the party, I noticed the diversity of the group. I also realized that of the 75 or so guests at that party, at least one-third likely do not celebrate Christmas for either cultural or religious reasons. Which makes me wonder…why are some people so angry about saying Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas?

I’m pretty sure most people who do not celebrate Christmas are not offended by Christmas greetings and décor, but what’s wrong with making our sentiments a little broader and more gracious in more public contexts? There are lots of people who celebrate Hanukah or Ramadan or Hindu holidays, but I’m wondering if the "War on Christmas" people know any of them. If they did, maybe they’d have a change of heart. It’s really not difficult or offensive to be inclusive. Really.


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dee said...

People are angry about having to say Happy Holidays? That...doesn't make sense.

You might find it amusing that I have to remind a certain someone any time she says "Merry Christmas" to donors over the phone that she should probably say "Happy Holidays".

And, it's crazy that Christmas is the holiday we all get off (generally speaking) versus the other holidays you mentioned. Don't get me wrong though, I'm glad to have a legit reason not to go to work!