Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas!
Do you know something that makes me really sad? Apparently certain stores are telling their employees to say “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas.”Ã?Â
Yesterday, at Wal-Mart (yes, indeed, I was one of the loons that went to Wally World on Christmas Eve), my cashier said, “M– Happy Holidays.” So I said, “H– Merry Christmas!”
She laughed and responded back with, “Merry Christmas.”
My aunt, who lives in Shepherdsville, Kentucky, said that one of the greeters was at the front door telling people, “Merry Christmas” and some nut job went to the manager to complain. How can you be offended by someone saying, “Merry Christmas?”I only wish I’d been the manager!
It would have been my last day on the job, I assure you, but I’d have gone out in a blaze of glory. A blaze of Christmas glory!
Next thing you know, we won’t be able to say Happy Thanksgiving. Bitter little people will be like, “Oh, they’re thanking someone.” Then they’ll want us all to say Happy Turkey Day.”
I’m hiding Easter in a very safe location – I KNOW they’re coming for it.
I remember weeks ago, a woman who was speaking to a group said, “Merry Christmas… I guess it’s okay to say…” Okay to say it?! That’s what it is! It’s Christmas.
If you don’t believe in Jesus… why celebrate His birthday?!?! Create your own holiday and leave His alone.
Even during a time when the economy is coughing, wheezing, and blowing its nose – Christmas is still, to me, the most magical time of the year. It’s not the presents, the ham, the corn pudding, or even the desserts. It’s the beauty of the season.
Jesus is the Reason for the Season and if that fact offends anyone, it’s just because they don’t know Him. Most of us who are Christians never try to force our beliefs on anyone. We simply live our life the best we can and wish for everyone else to do the same.
It’s called tolerance.
It’s my hope that “the offended” will one day get a taste of the better life rather than the bitter life and will shout Merry Christmas with the rest of us. In the meantime, maybe… just maybe… they could shhhhhhhhh.
Okay. Rant officially over.
Below is a link to an online article that I think you’ll like. It’s by Sylvia L. Lovely (is that a great name or what?) and it just oozes signs of the true Kentucky spirit: Yes, Sylvia, There is a Santa Claus