I’m sure you know there are people out there who say (quite loudly) that we shouldn’t say Merry Christmas because non-Christians might be offended…
Last year I worked for a major department store in our area during the Christmas season. While we were not told to avoid saying Merry Christmas, it was pretty clear that a traditional Christmas was not on the marketing agenda. The slogan for the season was Give (aka, buy). Christmas trees were confined to the section that sold ornaments. Other than that, decorations consisted only of snowflakes and fake presents.
Still, I just decided to say Merry Christmas to every person that came by my register. I am here to tell you that NOBODY was offended. Most people smiled and RETURNED the greeting. Multiple people stopped, sighed, and said, “THANK YOU FOR NOT SAYING HAPPY HOLIDAYS.”
It is a sad, sad day indeed when the majority of the population fears offending the approximately one percent of people who get offended by everyone anyway.
So please, this Christmas season, do everyone a favor and SAY MERRY CHRISTMAS to as many people as you can.