It’s that time of the year….holiday season! Or, dare I say it— it’s almost Christmas. WOW! Did you just say Christmas? Yeah, a bad word to some people these days. Can’t say that–might offend those who celebrate Hanukkah or Kwanzaa or Festivis. Let me make this clear. I’m Jewish. I celebrate Hanukkah and that’s all. I am very comfy in my Judaism. I know what I am. My kids know what they are. You know what? I absolutely LOVE it when someone is walking out of a store and wishes me a Merry Christmas. I love when people are simply, nice.
I don’t find offense when someone says Merry Christmas instead of Happy Holidays! Are you kidding me? Look back in history to the worst moment in modern Jewish history— the Holocaust. Jews wore special arm bands identifying them–making sure everyone knew exactly what and who they were. Do you think that was a good idea? No. I don’t want people knowing—when I’m walking out of Walmart what my religion is. I don’t want to wear something to tell people that I’m Jewish and you better say either “Happy Hanukkah or Happy Holidays”.
All I want is for people to be nice—and if someone wants to take the time out of his/her day to just simply wish me a Merry Christmas….well, that’s just awesome to me. So, say it loud—and say it proud! If you’re comfy with Happy holidays—say that. If you’re comfy with Merry Christmas—well, say that too. Just be nice and say something.
Oh—and Merry Christmas to you too!