Mill Bay – With respect to Ms. Carr’s belief that one should only refer to this season as Christmas, she should remember that there are a number of different faiths celebrating now.
This year, December, a month that encompasses the Christian and Jewish celebrations of Christmas and Hanukkah, includes spiritually significant days for Muslims, Buddhists, Pagans and even Zoroastrians.
I believe to only recognize Christmas is rude at best and possibly religiously bigoted at worse.
It may be PC, but I also think it is respectful to say Happy Holidays or the like if one doesn’t know what the people you are greeting celebrate.
If you know the person you are greeting is Christian, then by all means say Merry Christmas.
If you don’t know, what really is the harm in wishing the person a Happy Holiday or Season’s Best wishes.
Essentially the essence of the wish is all the same “May you be happy and joyful”.
Peter Morris Mill Bay