I realize that everyone doesn't celebrate Christmas. Many of my friends are Jewish, and I also know someone who is Buddhist. I probably know other people who celebrate other religious holidays, but I'm just not aware. Regardless, I still wish a Happy Christmas to everyone....unless of course I know you are not celebrating.
Yes, it's a blend of Merry Christmas and Happy something, but whatever.
Here's my thinking. When someone (and it does happen) wishes me a Happy Hanukka, I say "Happy Hanukka" back to them with a big smile. I'm Christian, but the point is...they are wishing me something good. Something lovely that they celebrate and means so very much to them. They are extending a greeting of this to me. I don't think they are trying to insult me. Nor do I think they are saying "my religion is the right religion, and yours is not". It's just a lovely greeting. That's it.
So, please don't be offended if I wish you a Happy Christmas, okay? I don't mean to force you to be Christian if you aren't. I don't mean to say that my beliefs are better than yours. What I mean to say is "This is a very special time of year for me. I believe that ultimately because of Jesus' birth on December 25th I will be forgiven for my sins, and I will go to heaven. There was a whole life between his birth and his death, of course, but his birth on December 25th is when it all started. You may think I'm bonkers....and that's okay! It doesn't matter. I just wanted to wish you a happy sentiment that means the world to me".
Because really, how can anyone fault you for that?
Happy Christmas to All!