Okay, so what is the big deal with the holiday greeting hoopla?
I'm seeing it again this year on a few Facebook posts. Some people will post memes that they don't say "Season's Greetings" or "Happy Holidays." Instead, they say "Merry Christmas" and are darn proud about it! There are even FB groups of people declaring that others should say "Merry Christmas" and not "Happy Holidays" as they try to justify the fact that people hand out Christmas gifts and not holiday gifts.
Jeez... really... that's what Christmas is about? The gifts?
For me, I'll say, "Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays, Season's Greetings" and any other thing that represents this festive season. Why? Because it is not the greeting itself that matters. It is the sentiment attached to it that counts. Nobody is insulting you if they use a different holiday greeting than what you use. Really. They're not.
It's okay. It's all right. Put the flaming pitchforks, or menorahs, down. Nobody is trying to diss the Christmas holiday. There aren't gangs roaming the streets with the words "Merry Xmas" and "H. Holidays" on their jackets, snapping their fingers to Bing Crosby's "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" as they are about to get into a fight on the Manhattan streets like in West Side Story.
Just be glad that someone was kind enough to send you a holiday greeting. Don't worry about the greeting itself unless they said "Happy Easter" to you. Then you can beat them down with your sugar cookies, candy canes and eggnog for uttering such an atrocity.