Every year at this time the Merry Christmas vs. Happy Holidays debate comes around. According to a Rasmussen Reports poll, Most Americans Prefer 'Merry Christmas' To 'Happy Holidays', 72% of adults prefer "Merry Christmas," while 22% like "Happy Holidays" instead. Last year, again according to a Rasmussen phone survey, 68% of American adults prefer stores to show signs saying â€œMerry Christmasâ€ rather than "Happy Holidays." I'm at somewhat of a loss as to why this debate even comes up.
Isn't Christmas is about being with family and friends? It doesn't matter what your religion is. Yes, Christmas is a Christian holiday honoring the birth of Jesus Christ the Savior. But, it's also a time of year when we focus onÂ peace, love, hope and goodwill towards all.
And it's not just on Christmas Day we celebrate. It's the Christmas season we celebrate. A season which holds several holidays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and New Year's Day. A season when we show kindness to all.
To celebrate the holiday season is, and should be, non-denominational. That's why it's time to put the Christmas/Happy Holidays debate aside and celebrate Christmas, as I, a true Christian, should, with acceptance of others, regardless of their religion or beliefs.
Merry Christmas, my friends. And, Happy Holidays.