I know the politically correct thing to say at this time is Happy Holidays, lest we offend someone who doesn’t celebrate Christmas, but I feel like being a rebel today. Besides that, I don’t get the least bit offended when someone says Happy Hanukka or Happy Kwanzaa.
Those wishes mean something special to the folks who celebrate those holidays, the same way Merry Christmas means something special to me, and it doesn’t take anything away from me for people to express their good wishes the way they want to.
If we all spent more time living up to the inherent meaning in all these holidays and expressions of good will, there could be no offense taken at how people express them. There wouldn’t be a “we” and “them” mentality that makes us more protective of our rights.
So my hope for all of us is to have a season of peace and a sense of inclusion instead of exclusion.