Are you one of the people concerned that if you say the traditional holiday greeting “Merry Christmas” that people might feel you are not being inclusive or being politically correct? But don’t you have the right to practice your own beliefs and follow your own traditions?
Stop fretting over this silly discussion. Ignore what your parents taught you and actually have your cake and eat it too. Say “Merry Christmas” if that ‘s your tradition or religion, and ALSO say “Happy Holidays” at the same time, to be inclusive with strangers and people you meet while out and about, especially in large, multicultural cities. It’s not too difficult to add that phrase. I personally grew up saying “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!” so I’m just replacing the last phrase ‘New Year’ with ‘Holidays’, and then next week I’ll just tell everyone “Happy New Year” or “Happy 2016!” I love simplicity. 🙂