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I’ll Say “Merry Christmas” if I Want To

I keep hearing about the so-called “War on Christmas” happening in several English-speaking countries, particularly the United States.  Here in Japan, most people aren’t religious and don’t celebrate Christmas (other than presents for kids and eating fried chicken), but they still decorate and say “Merry Christmas.”

But in the United States, saying “Merry Christmas” is no longer politically correct.  They say you can’t say that anymore.  You might offend non-Christians.  I really don’t care.  I’ll say it if I want to.  I’m not Christian, but I’ll still say it.  Why? Because that’s the name of the holiday.  My family celebrates Christmas, not as a religious holiday, but as a day to be with family.  I’m an atheist, but I’m not one of those overly sensitive people who take offense to pretty much anything.

So I will say this to you:  Merry Christmas.  Happy Hannukah (although it’s over).  Joyous Kwanzaa.  Even Happy Festivus if you celebrate this Seinfeld-created holiday.  And soon, Happy New Year!  If you don’t celebrate anything, then I say, “Have a good day.”

So to everyone, enjoy your day whatever you are doing!