Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas blog & It's okay to say Merry Christmas

As I warned, I changed the blog. The colors are the best I could find for red and green. I will change it again after Christmas. There really should be snow but this is the closest pic I could find for this template. And I don't want to spend too much time working on it.

My PC Christmas story soon.

Then a message on what makes Christmas good.

Anyway here is a Letter to the editor they printed a while back. Pretty much says it all even in just 200 words.
A very small handful of people really take offense to the greeting Merry Christmas...I'm sorry for that but it's still a good thing to say.

About Christmas vs Happy Holidays. Wishing someone Merry Christmas, rather by voice, on a window or by song, is not forcing a religion on anyone. It’s a wish for happiness during a certain holiday season. Some who don’t practice it recognize this. 
    Christmas is less exclusive than some people think. Americans have incorporated elements from various cultures to make our own celebration. On top of that people from other religions and even some atheists celebrate the secular version of Christmas. After all Christmas is by far the largest celebration in the USA and perhaps in the world.
    Stores who, to be politically correct, change Merry Christmas to Happy Holidays are biting the hand that feeds them. They will offend significantly more people by not saying it than the small handful who are really take offense by it. Since stores are going to offend no matter what they do they should do the right thing and say Merry Christmas. After all Christmas, not  the Holidays, is the reason we buy so much this time of year. The combined sales for Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, winter and the Muslim holy day do not come close to equaling what is bought for Christmas.

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