We've all heard the political correctness in our society refuse to label Christmas as "Christmas". We're supposed to call it the "Holidays" or other such nonsense. The thought is that we'll insult folks who don't celebrate Christmas.
The irony is that I've never met anyone who found the mention Christmas insulting. Two of my Jewish friends have specifically told me they don't mind hearing "Merry Christmas". Which makes sense to me since I don't mind hearing "Happy Hanukkah".
This got me to thinking about ways that Christmas could be truly insulting...
"Merry Christmas! You look like a drunk elf."
"Merry Christmas! Thanks for the egg nog."
"Merry Christmas! If you don't believe what I believe, then you're probably an axe murderer who kicks puppies. Would you like to go to my church and get badgered some more?
"Merry Christmas! Would you like to join us at our church tonight to find out what it's all about?
Merry Christmas! Did your family all go on a vacation to an undisclosed location without you...again?
Merry Christmas! I hope you get to enjoy seeing your wonderful family again this year.
Have you ever met someone who was genuinely insulted by the mention of Christmas?
Nathan Fillian is Santa.