Merry Christmas

I say “Merry Christmas.” I don’t object if people say “Happy Holidays” or whatever their habit. It is nice when people want to share their joy and good people take in that spirit. Those who parse these things are unfortunates who lack the empathy to share in the joy of others. We should pity them and maybe repeat the greeting with a nice smile and understanding.

Posted by Christine & John at December 25, 2015 9:36 AM
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Comment #401576

Jack,

“Those who parse these things are unfortunates who lack the empathy to share in the joy of others.”

Seems to me the “parsing” (along with the grousing) goes both ways.
Perhaps we could be just a bit less diligent in our pursuit of correctness, and perhaps those that actually believe in this perceived “war on Christmas” could lay the blame where it actually belongs;

On capitalism.

The feeding frenzy during this season is a capitalist’s wet dream. And as a point of fact, many retailers actually depend, rightly or wrongly, on this time of year to make their profit.

IMHO, those on both sides of this conflict should just get over it and get a life.

Rocky

Posted by: Rocky Marks at December 26, 2015 12:24 PM
Comment #401577

Rocky

My belief is that civilization is based on reciprocity. Indeed, all sides to an engagement contribute. I don’t look for insult where none is intended and I often try to ignore what I think are veiled insults.

I am not very religious. I say Merry Christmas out of tradition. If I perceive that a particular person is legitimately upset about that, I will try to stop where he is concerned. That is the courteous thing to do. On the other hand, the person on the receiving end should try to stop being offended. That is the courteous thing to do too.

Posted by: C&J at December 26, 2015 12:41 PM
Comment #401578

I keep Christmas in my heart. It matters little the opinion of others of what I cherish.

Posted by: Royal Flush at December 26, 2015 12:58 PM
Comment #401580

So you’re saying let “Civility” prevail? “Holiday Tree” doesn’t insult you guys anymore? The Starbucks cup without Christian symbolism doesn’t urk you? The right started this fight not capitalism—am I correct? Where did the right go? Now you pity the Oreilly’s and the Drudges? WTF??????

Good to see it liberalized now—must be a truce—You pity those without X-mas in their hearts—awwwwww! Now let’s tackle gay marriage with the same levity!

Posted by: George at December 26, 2015 5:33 PM
Comment #401581

Jack,

“My belief is that civilization is based on reciprocity.”

Yet from the right there is no such thing. It is their way or the highway.
Personally I think this is much ado about nothing.

Rocky

Posted by: Rocky Marks at December 26, 2015 5:39 PM
Comment #401582

Coulter, pity Coulter.

Posted by: George at December 26, 2015 5:44 PM
Comment #401583

Poor George, blinded by hate, has trouble with reading comprehension.

Posted by: Royal Flush at December 26, 2015 5:59 PM
Comment #401584

So you are saying ix-nay on the civility. What do you care whether I say “Happy Holidays” or “Merry Christmas”? This means something? In your paranoid world I suppose it does—but I really don’t know whether you are Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, Yezidi or whatever other variety of religious interpretation or persuasion this world has to offer. If this article is saying, the all-paranoid, that there are people who parse saying “Merry Christmas” so they, in retort, say only “Happy Holidays”—That’s absurd—get your head out of the Rush Limbaugh newsletter.

NOBODY IS OUT TO GET YOU

Posted by: George at December 26, 2015 6:39 PM
Comment #401585

Strange comments George.

Posted by: Royal Flush at December 26, 2015 6:45 PM
Comment #401586

Roy Flush,

Who parses? We all should. To say “Happy Holidays” is actually the polite thing to say. You don’t know whether this person is a Buddhist, Jain or other. I guess I parse (admittedly) because I think. Imagine being a Jew being told to have a “Merry Christmas” or a Hindu, it’s insane. They all get the day off, I would guess for the most part, have a Happy Holiday. Whatever it is. Enjoy your Christmas but say “Happy Holidays” to remain a good PC citizen. That’s just the way the world works.

Posted by: George at December 26, 2015 8:32 PM
Comment #401587

A natural happenstance, IMO. Nimrod like, in a way. A high majority population of Christians settled the country and, over time, many other ‘tribes’ have settled in. Less assimilati9on, cultural traditions on the wane, individualism up bigtime and globalism are major factors

Conservative gov’t would work to support the church but we have a corpocratist or oligarch gov’t. Example: failure of the GOP to defund the abortion clinics. Therein, up with Trumpism, and so on …


The oligarchs would like all their grapes to be purple and near the same size. They would like their workers to make the same wages, even wear little worker uniforms, so long as there were different styles so they could create a broad market for them, and so on …

Posted by: roy ellis at December 26, 2015 8:50 PM
Comment #401589

s7 of 10 belong to the Christian faith. A minority making big waves, IMO.

Posted by: roy ellis at December 26, 2015 9:33 PM
Comment #401592

Did jane doe get reincarnated?

Posted by: Weary Willie at December 27, 2015 3:35 AM
Comment #410579

I like to say Merry Christmas to everyone in advance. It’s near to come and we are very excited to celebrate that amazing day which full of joy, Fun, Happiness and prayers. People like to give the gifts to each other. I don’t have words to cover the importance of that day.

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