Thursday, December 22, 2011

Other post: My case FOR "Happy Holidays!"

I am NOT against people wishing me "happy holidays".

Within a week there is Christmas and New Year's and days in between when we are celebrating times with family. These are two holidays. Plural. When a stranger or receptionist or someone I haven't seen in a while says, "Happy Holidays!" they are simply hoping that I enjoy these 2 days (and the eves preceding them). For most it is not an act of political correctness-but, rather, a lack of specification. '

More often than not, it is also used as a greeting or as a good bye. How often do people use "how are you?" as a salutation and automatically get a response of "good"? "Happy Holidays" is the awkward filler for this time of year.

In fact, if we're getting technical, a "holiday" is defined as: (noun) A day of festivity or recreation when no work is done. Sounds like the final days of December to me! What is wrong with getting wished that?

We are not entitled to be wished anything from anyone-particularly strangers. But they are being kind.

I do, however, think we should call things what they are. It is a "Christmas tree", it is a "Menorah", etc.

You can certain wish me a Merry Christmas-but I am not offended either way. I know what I believe and, let's be honest with ourselves: we are not exactly quoting scripture whilst tearing open gifts from amazon wish lists. So go ahead. Wish me days of festivity with my family. We will certainly take time to thank God for his provision. We will enjoy these days together without stressing over work.

I do not understand why there is so much fuss about a non-issue.

That being said, Happy Holidays, blog readers!

1 comment:

  1. Lol! Loved it. My thoughts exactly. As long as you have a good time with your friends and family and remember who you are and why you're here, then who cares what you call it?? Happy December 25th!!!


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