I honestly do not get bothered by how I am greeted, one way or another, and what is more, I rarely care how I greet others.
If someone says to me, “Merry Christmas,” I will return the sentiment.
If someone says to me, “Happy holidays,” you can bet I will return the sentiment.
If it’s just “hello” or “goodbye,” I am all for that.
Heck, if any of my Jewish friends wished me “Happy Chanukah,” I would be just as happy that they embraced me with their love.
In the big scheme of things, what the hell does it matter?
Why get bent out of shape if someone says to you, “happy holidays,” when you’d rather hear, “Merry Christmas?” It’s absolutely ridiculous and sophomoric.
I’m just grateful when another fellow life traveler offers me kind words. It’s a simple, thoughtful gift from someone.
When I was little I remember seeing or hearing “Happy Holidays” all the time. The phrase was on wrapping paper, decorations, store windows, advertisements and commercials, the radio or music in the house, and the banners that hung from the lamp posts in my hometown. My grandmother explained that “happy holidays” encompassed everything from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day.
If someone says to you, “happy holidays,” and you’re offended, it says so much more about you as a person and your dreary, empty soul that is without one drop of kindness or gratitude. It also raises so many questions about you as a person and your beliefs.
For those of us who desire to reach out to others during the holidays, here are sixty different ways: How to say “Happy Holidays” 60 Different Ways!
Just be kind. It’s not at all about you.
Make it a great holiday season!