Humbug on “Holidays”~~MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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     It’s really time for small businesses to rebel.

     It’s time to show the corporate giants standing in line waiting for another surge of taxpayer dollar bailouts that their small-minded insistence on following small-minded government politicians (and even smaller-minded, major-media wimps) is wrong because Christmas is Christmas is Christmas. Period.

     It is what it is: a Christian celebration of the birth of Christ.

     It is NOT a generic convoluted cluster of “holidays.” It is NOT Hanukkah, Ramadan and 39 other special celebrations all thrown together in one big New York City melting pot. This is the CHRISTMAS Season!

     You’re not likely to toss all your meat. fish, vegetables, bread, and dessert into one big bowl and call it dinner, right? So why should anyone insist on combining all religious celebrations into one and calling Christmas and the Christmas Season “Holidays” as indistinguishable from the others?

     The answer: Big business and government and the media have become so superficially multi-cultural and culturally-diverse conscious (and more sensitive to unfounded anti-discrimination lawsuits than to the Christian religious ideals and annual celebration of the birth of Baby Jesus) that they are petrified at the idea of calling Christmas by its name for fear of offending those who provide handouts and political favors.

     It’s not just time to put Christ back in Christmas, it’s time to SAY “Merry Christmas!” without being afraid of offending someone. Anyone who IS offended by that is as ignorant, insensitive, misguided, and self-righteous as those who would have us take “In God We Trust” out of our nation’s pledges, proclamations, and currency.

     Bottom line: Stand up to those who try to make you feel guilty (or who are simply too dumb to know better) by wishing your customers and suppliers “MERRY CHRISTMAS!”

     If those you do business with want to wish you Happy Hanukkah or whatever it is that one wishes for Ramadan, accept it and thank them and wish it back to them. But let’s not encourage any more “PC” thinking about something so sacred, and so much a part of American tradition … for even those who are NON-Christians!

     Be reminded that “MERRY CHRISTMAS!” carries with it implications of commitment to goodwill and to loving and respecting one another. Jews and responsible Muslims share that thinking. There’s no need to feel apologetic for wishing someone “Merry Christmas!” no matter what his or her religion. 

     I have had a great many Jewish friends (including quite a few who are orthodox) and never knew even one who took offense at being wished Merry Christmas. Most, in fact, have always replied in kind, or with a cheerful: “And Happy Hanukkah to you!” 

     Big business and politics have no place in dictating change in objects of religious respect, and need to butt out! Small business owners and managers can help make a difference by simply honoring the Christmas Season as they have since childhood in wishing one and all a “MERRY CHRISTMAS!” and by suggesting those employees who agree, to do the same. 

     It is the joyful spirit of what the message represents that counts.    

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7 comments so far

7 Comments to “Humbug on “Holidays”~~MERRY CHRISTMAS!”

  1. Stephon 07 Dec 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Yes, Hal. What a WONDERFUL blog posting. I went to the eye doctor last week, and after being wished “Happy Holidays!”, I replied with “Merry Christmas!” We all smiled!

    All our best to you and Kathy, always…love you guys and Merry Christmas!

  2. Andy Lon 07 Dec 2009 at 3:03 pm

    A big YES to this posting – Christmas is all about the season! not Happy Holidays. Will definitely give you a retweet on this one.

  3. Dee Gardneron 07 Dec 2009 at 7:33 pm

    I will agree. Christmas is about Christ. Thanks for being willing to stand up and be counted. Merry Christmas

  4. Hal Alpiaron 07 Dec 2009 at 7:38 pm

    Thanks, Steph! And of course the same to you and yours: MERRY CHRISTMAS! Best – Hal

  5. Hal Alpiaron 07 Dec 2009 at 7:58 pm

    And MERRY CHRISTMAS to you, Andy! Thank you, and Christmas prayers are with you and your family for your United States Marine son in Afghanastan. My best as always – Hal

  6. Hal Alpiaron 07 Dec 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Thank you, Dee! Thank you for the blog visit, and thank you for taking the time to comment. I appreciate the vote of confidence! MERRY CHRISTMAS to you also! All Best Wishes- Hal

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