Go home Christmas you’re drunk…
There’s no escape. Resistance is futile.
Yet what about those who don’t celebrate Christmas?
Or don’t have anyone with whom to celebrate?
Or those for whom it holds bad memories?
Or those who have other beliefs?
Or what if you love the holidays, but don’t like the commercialism and drama of it?
They still have to fight the crowds, listen to incessant carols, and have their world look like Christmas has been sick everywhere.
We’re still hearing about the War on Christmas when really, it looks more like Christmas has gone on a bender. Christmas is bigger than ever. Santa is still selling Coke. Jesus is still praised at midnight masses. Commercialism is still going strong.
Stores use terms like Season’s Greetings and Happy Holidays to allegedly be inclusive, really it’s to extend the shopping period. The sustained commercialism has made for sustained greetings. Offices use these terms because Christmas cheer reduces productivity. Also, Christmas isn’t the only religious or non-religious celebration this time of year, how about: Yule, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Chalica, Bodhi Day, Sadeh, Pancha Ganapati, Hogmanay, Yalda and yes, even Feast of Winter Veil and Festivus. Including others, I can’t think of anyone, especially in the Bible who would be for that…oh wait.
I don’t understand how saying Happy Holidays offends. That’s like saying I can’t eat cookies because you’re on a diet. If someone saying Season’s Greetings will shatter a belief in Christ, there’s a problem. Poor Christmas, maybe it needs to stop worrying about what others think of it.
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Well said. Happy Holidays, dear:)
All the best of the season to you and yours! 🙂
A . m . e . n .
It will soon be over. Time to celibrate then.
Indeed. Hope this day is treating you kindly Gerard. 🙂
I think too many people misuse the word “offended” in their War on Christmas attacks.
I’m not offended, I just think some people are rude and think their way is the only right way… Year round, on this and other issues.
Very good post. 🙂
Thank you. Yes, very good point. People should be more flexible and tolerant. 🙂
I think your last sentence sums up what this season should be 🙂
Thank you. Hope your holiday season is everything it should be. 🙂
This is an amazing post. I’m very happy to have found your meanderings 🙂
Thank you so much, I’m glad you found them too, they tend to wander… 😉
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LOL! Your’s too? Cool 😉
lol Indeed…at least we have fun with it. 😉
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Thank you so much for sharing this Ian and I hope you can drop back and share some of your links for others to find you. Thanks again and hope this week is treating you well so far. 🙂
Wow, thank you so much for including so many of my links!!! Very kind of you and a great way to spread the Christmas joy! And I’m in terrific company! Happy Holidays and all the best in 2017! 🙂
Good thoughts as usual. I won’t be offended by ‘Happy Holidays’ so don’t be offended if I say, Happy Christmas. Christmas reminds me to give, love, and to seek peace.
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It’s the sentiment behind the greeting, not the words and those are exactly as you said: giving, seeking peace and love. 🙂
Happy Christmas, Kathleen, all the best of the holiday season and all the year through. 🙂