Christmas is a time for celebration and spreading love, joy, good tidings. In the midst of it all, let’s not forget the reason for the season.
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” – Isaiah 9:6
I encountered someone a while back at the doctor’s office who was a bit uncomfortable and didn’t know whether to say (as I was leaving) “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays.”
I noticed her discomfort and I decided to help her out. I said, “You have a Happy Christmas now.”
She responded happily and with a huge smile, “Oh, Merry Christmas. I didn’t know what to say because I didn’t want to offend anybody.” That was an interesting situation.
Until I moved to the United States, I never knew people had issues with saying “Happy Christmas.” I was raised hearing “Merry Christmas, Happy Christmas” even from non-Christians.
What’s the big deal anyway? It’s either you celebrate it or you don’t.
What’s your take on this? Do you say ‘Merry Christmas, Happy Christmas or Happy Holidays?’
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Belinda is a Global Privacy and Cybersecurity Consultant, Corporate Trainer (leadership, culture, diversity and inclusion, cyber privacy and security awareness), Writer, and International Speaker with a unique blend of law and technology. She is a digital entrepreneur, author, ordained pastor, mentor to women ready to impact their generation and host of Destiny Chats podcast. For consultation, click here and invitation to speak, click here