I have been encouraged this holiday season. An increasing number of people, including co-workers, store employees and people on the streets are reverting to saying “Merry Christmas.” Not one retailer has wished me anything other than “Merry Christmas” and I think that simple gesture helps to bring in the spirit of season.
After a number of years of political correctness being shoved down the throats of Canadians, Common Sense seems to be making it’s long awaited return. In all likelihood, Common Sense is just visiting for the holidays and we will soon resume taking a stand for nothing…other than a stand against offending someone. But the holiday is called Christmas, no matter what you believe. December 25 is Christmas Day, just as July 1st is Canada Day if you’re not Canadian, and February 14th is Valentine’s Day even if you’re not in love.
If you happen to be one of those who is wrapped up in celebrating a completely non-offensive and politically correct holiday, do you enjoy living? Don’t change Christmas for the rest of us. Actually, if you aren’t celebrating Christmas, what exactly are you doing on December 25th?
Everyone has a story. Let those who celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ have Christmas. That’s the story that gives you Christmas anyways.