In about a week I'll probably start wishing people a Merry Christmas. I do this because to me Christmas means nothing but getting and giving gifts. It's a nice secular holiday like 4th of July that happens to be celebrated withing the vicinity of a holiday I celebrate. I take the kiddo to see Santa (this year we are doing a Polar Express train ride with kiddies in their jammies and Santa and hot chocolate. Yay!!), set up a tree and decorate the house within an inch of it's life, buy lots of things for lots of people, and mail out roughly a metric ton of cards.
Last year the kiddo, who was 4, was asked by someone if she knew who Jesus was. She gave the person a blank stare, and the person started to explain the whole deal to her, which is when I whisked her away. In a store someone tried to teach my child about Jesus. :sigh:
I'll wish you a Merry Christmas, but for the next month Christians are unbearably pushy and rude. If you say Happy Holidays, which is my prefer ed greeting if I know you aren't Christian, you get yelled at. If you say Merry Christmas then random people try to teach your kid about Jesus. A year later the kiddo knows of Jesus. I told her he was like Buddha, so that ought to piss of anyone who tries to talk to her about him. Heh.
So Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays dear readers!! Hope we all make it through it without killing a Christian!! Heh.