Monday, 17 December 2012

Happy Day

Someone told me that you're not supposed to say "merry christmas" to anyone unless you know for certain that they celebrate christmas. This makes sense to me, but it also confuses me. Wouldn't anyone who heard this take it as a gesture of well wishing? Here's the conclusion I've come to: No matter what you celebrate (or even if you don't celebrate anything at all), what I want to say to you is "be happy". Merry christmas, happy hanukkah, happy christmas, happy new year - whatever you do or don't do - be happy! So, everyone reading, happy day to you all, and a very happy day tomorrow as well.

Also, I hope your happy day includes good food and loved ones (but don't mix those two things up... that would not be a happy day).

Hugs and poops,



  1. I always say Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas. That's my belief and I'm sticking to it!!! Oppressors can't keep me down!

    1. Exactly!
      A happy sentiment is kind no matter what you believe :)
      Happy holidays and merry christmas to you too, Eden83!

  2. The way I see it, I say Happy Holidays if I'm unsure or speaking to a group (or at a work function or in public), because it doesn't leave out those who celebrate Hanukkah or Kwanza or anything else. I think that's just nicer than assuming everyone is Christian or celebrates Christmas. Just like I use the term "partner" a lot so that it doesn't assume everyone is straight.

    If I know you celebrate Christmas, I can say Merry Christmas. I'm not going to yell at you either way. I just like to say things that are inclusive when the situation warrants it! I don't think people are offended by Merry Christmas, but I'm sure it gets tiring for those who don't celebrate, because they must feel like they are not included.

    1. I agree :)
      It's hard to make everyone feel included, but you've gotta try!