Merry Christmas or Happy Holiday...
I say Merry Christmas!
We should say Merry Christmas
It's the birth of Jesus Christ!
I was in a Walmart store yesterday and needed to pick
up a box of Christmas cards.
And that's when I noticed it...
Among the rows of boxed cards on the shelves, I could
not find ONE boxed set that said "Merry Christmas" on
the front of the cards!
- i dare you not to laugh
Now, if I went to the greeting card aisle,
there were cards with the phrase.
But not in the boxed cards.
The completely unoffensive to even the most Scroogey
of Scrooges, "Happy Holidays", has replaced
"Merry Christmas" as the primary phrase for the season.
Of course, it is followed only by "Season's Greetings"
Walmart employees aren't allowed to even say "Merry Christmas".
Many other stores have follow suit.
Meanwhile, the majority of Americans will be waking
up to Christmas morning on December 25th, celebrating
the birth of the Christ-child.
So why are some in the public arena desperate to
appeal to political correctness?
Why have some in this generation succumbed to the pressure
to allow bullies and thugs to remove Christmas
decorations, trees and lights from many city squares?
I never had a problem with Christmas.
In fact, I LOVED the idea of Santa Claus, snowmen,
Charlie Brown TV specials and reindeer.
I would never tell anyone else how to celebrate and I
certainly didn't feel pressured to celebrate just because others were.
But some people aren't happy unless they can dictate
what others can and can not do. I call 'em "control freaks"
To the Scrooges of this world who would seek to offend
millions by attempting to steal the spirit of Christmas,
I refer to the lesson that was learned by none other
than our green friend, the Grinch...
"Christmas came - it came just the same"
As long as there is another Christmas day, the spirit of
Christmas will continue in the hearts of those who
truly understand the meaning and seek to celebrate the
reason for the season.
It's not about snow. I don't think they'll have any
in South Texas this year. But Christmas will still be here.
It's not about presents. There are some families that
can't afford gifts for their children this year.
Christmas will still be here.
It's not about Santa. While there is a foundation in the
church for St. Nicholas, the fat red home invader is
about as unspiritual and non-offensive as it gets.
But get rid of Santa and you've still got Christmas.
Our largely secular society has attempted to turn
Christmas into something it's not.
But just as a rose by any other name remains a rose,
Christmas by any other name is still Christmas.
And Christmas is about Christ. Pure and simple.
Those who would seek to take down the lights, ban the
trees and silence the harmonious voices of the carolers
will never be able to take Christ from Christmas.
THAT is the reason we celebrate. He is THE Gift.
And I don't mind being politically incorrect in saying so.
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, another
holiday or nothing at all, I hope the season is filled
with nothing but goodness and joy for you and your family.http://christmas100.com/jokes
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