While at Walmart the other day, the cashier asked me if she could wish me "Merry Christmas." I found that odd and I was a little offended at the same time.
I almost told her if she had to ask that, not to even bother. Instead I told her certainly she could wish me "Merry Christmas" and I did the same. She said it was policy to make sure they weren't offending anyone. Well, I was offended! But then, I'm not the one who made this rule or needs to be so "politically correct."
My point is, aren't we a free nation? If so, who says we have to be careful not to offend anyone? Those who are offended are not what we call believers. When they say "Happy Holiday" that doesn't offend me. I tell them, "Merry Christmas" back and that's usually that. Again as a free nation, if we have to be so on guard, are we really free or is there a force trying to take that freedom away? I close with this: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.