Merry Christmas ( by Carley Evans )

One of my least favorite expressions for this time of year is “Happy Holidays.” I’d rather hear “Happy Hanukkah” than “Happy Holidays.” I’d rather hear “Happy Kwanzaa” than “Happy Holidays.” I’d rather hear “Happy New Year” than “Happy Holidays.”

Of course, my favorite expression for this time of year is “Merry Christmas;” this expression is the one I’d most like to hear on and around the date of December 25th.

The expression “Happy Holidays” is a direct denial of what I celebrate — the birth of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. As a matter of fact, “Happy Holidays” is a denial of what those who celebrate Hanukkah believe, of what those who celebrate Kwanzaa believe, and even of what we each celebrate as a new year comes into its time.

“Happy Holidays” is an expression akin to “have a nice day” — a virtually meaningless statement we use in passing.

So, next time someone says to you “Happy Holidays” say back to them an expression that reflects whatever it is you believe. If it is in Jesus Christ, say joyfully, “Merry Christmas!”

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12 thoughts on “Merry Christmas ( by Carley Evans )

  1. lambskinny says:

    Thanks Patricia. God bless, and “Merry Christmas!” Carley

  2. Right on! Amen to that!

  3. I agree – it really bugs me, too! I always say “Merry Christmas” very emphatically!

    • lambskinny says:

      Amen, Claudia. Merry Christmas! And, I heard this morning on NPR that approximately 70-75% of Americans prefer to say “Merry Christmas” over “Happy Holidays!” Carley

  4. lambskinny says:

    Thanks Peace in Heaven. Merry Christmas!

  5. I like this Carley, and couldn’t agree more. I just watched a movie on Gospel Music channel called “Christmas with a Capital C” where the town got into a legal battle over anything that had the word Christmas on it. They all went to saying Happy Holidays and Season’s Greetings and made me want to shake them! All the people that spend money for gifts, all the stores that have huge sales to make money; and yet they don’t want anyone to say Christmas because Christ’s name is in it. If it wasn’t for Christ’s birthday, we would not have the day to begin with! What are they going to do next? Try to change the name of the day itself? Sorry … one of my pet peaves. 🙂

    • lambskinny says:

      One of mine, too Drusilla. The other side of the coin however are Christians who for some reason believe celebrating our Lord’s birth is wrong. I disagree, respectfully. God bless. Carley

  6. lambskinny says:

    Thank you; Merry Christmas, Michael. Carley

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