The Liberty Council in Florida issues a “Naughty or Nice” list every year, listing which stores are “Christmas Friendly”, and which are not. I was happy to see this year that Walmart and Disney are on the “Nice” list!
The fact of the matter is, I celebrate Christmas. Kwanzaa is a made-up holiday, and is not celebrated in Africa. (When my mother traveled to Kenya in December several years ago, she got off the airplane in Nairobi to the sound of American Christmas Carols!) The Jews have always celebrated Hanukkah, and I’ve always been a little jealous that they get to celebrate for 8 days and we just get one, but I’ll save that for another post! 😛 Suffice it to say that my Jewish friends are always quick to wish me a “Merry Christmas”, and I love them for it!
So, if someone doesn’t celebrate Christmas, that’s okay with me. But I think they should accept my “Merry Christmas” greeting for what it is: me sharing my joy with them. What sort of freak would be offended by someone offering them joy?? Wait. . . don’t answer that!! 😉
So, anyway, if you’re interested in boycotting stores that refuse to allow their employees to extend Christmas Greetings, then be sure to check out the list. The “Nice” side is happily quite a bit longer than the “Naughty” side! Merry Christmas!!