Generic term vs specific term in my opinion. Acknowledging that there are other holidays this time of year is not a war on Christmas or Christians. Please don’t forget that Jesus Christ didn’t celebrate Christmas he celebrated Hanukkah. He also taught love, peace, kindness, giving, sharing, charity, etc. The supposed war on Christmas or Christians is a totally American thing that has come about in the last 10 years or so. I am honestly not sure when this ugliness reared its little head but it only exists in the mind of a few, who happen to be louder than the rest of us. I just feel it is time to stop the bickering about it all. Say what you feel is right and go about your day.
But seriously there is more than one holiday this time of year. In my household, I am Jewish by birth, making my children also Jewish. Guess what my husband was Christian. We have Heathen and Pagan friends. So you know what we celebrate Winter Solstice, Hanukkah, Christmas and Yule. So in my house it is Happy Holidays! Now if we know for sure what you celebrate we are more than obliging to acknowledge and say the appropriate greeting.
But there really isn’t a war going on about all this crap unless you count the juvenile behavior of Black Friday Shoppers. This is the season of giving, sharing, love, peace and kindness. If you don’t like the words “Happy Holidays” don’t say them. But other than that get over yourselves, there are other people, religions and cultures out in the great big world. Take the time to crawl out from under your rock and explore the universe.
Light, Love, Peace and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!