Every year around this time my Facebook gets flooded with competing complaints about holiday greetings. Seems people are offended no matter what you say. Merry Christmas? I’m offended because I am not a Christian. Happy Holidays? I’m offended because I am a Christian. Happy Hanukkah? I’m offended because I am not Jewish. Happy Kwanzaa? I’m offended even though(or because) I likely have no clue what Kwanzaa is. Someone is likely offended already because I forgot to mention a holiday. I don’t get all of the hand wringing over this.
If you celebrate Christmas, say Merry Christmas. If you celebrate Hanukkah, say Happy Hanukkah. If you celebrate Kwanzaa, say Happy Kwanzaa. If you feel like you want to be all-inclusive in your greeting say Happy Holidays. I won’t be offended in any case. If you are offended because someone is trying to be nice by wishing you a happy holiday and they don’t say the “right” one or just by the fact that they celebrate a different holiday than you that is your problem, not theirs. Life is not all about you. The sooner you realize this the happier you will be.
dad, librarian, UK fan, Ravens fan, future hermit