This whole crapola (the official term for it) surrounding retailers refusal to utter/print/advertise the word “Christmas” (gasp! Bad PittGirl, Bad!) is well… a load of crapola (officially).
I believe that if 98% of Americans celebrate Christmas (gasp!) then good Lord, call it CHRISTMAS! Unless you don’t celebrate it, then just ignore me when my merry self wishes you “Merry Christmas!”
On the other hand, I have no problem with retailers choosing to use “Happy Holidays” because a lot of religions have celebrations around this time of year and the malls’ refusal to use the word “Christmas” (gasp!) is not going to make 98% of the country personally forget the name of the holiday.
While visiting my sister in Virginia, we were driving through her quite posh neighborhood of $250k homes when she pointed out that her friend, I’ll call her Bobby, informed sister of PittGirl that she, Bobby, was a devout, practicing witch.
I was a bit surprised as we passed Bobby’s house. It was decked out in wreaths and Christmas (gasp!) lights and snowmen and Santa and reindeer and more wreaths and candles and a big sign saying “Merry Christmas!”
I don’t know a whole lot about the wiccan religion, but I’m guessing it isn’t quite inclusive of the holiday that is technically the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. I could be wrong.
Even the wiccans call it Christmas! Heh.