I have received received several emails from acquaintances of how despite objections from a politically correct world the author would continue to wish a Merry Christmas and not be bullied into expressing those most feared of words..
I suppose the only worse fate for such victims of bullying is being sold a Holiday Tree by the guy in the mall parking lot when the kids were so looking forward to a Christmas Tree. For those unaware of the difference, the a Holiday Tree has uneven branches, never looks quite right no matter how it is rotated and the lights continue to burnout or simply refuse to light at all.
But is any of this actually true? Never have I ever been told not to wish people a Merry Christmas, although at times I have certainly chosen not to. I figure wishing someone that is Hindu a Merry Christmas is like sending him a gift bottle of steak sauce. They may appreciate the effort, but in the end just end up with an unused bottle of steak sauce.
The challenge is to know who celebrates Christmas and who may celebrate Ramadan, Hanukkah, Yule, or Kwanzaa. Who may be Hare Krishna, Hindu, Buddhist, Javeh's Witness or even Scientologist? Wishing Merry Christmas to an Agnostic should be okay, since he doesn't know if you are right or not and a great way to screw with his head; and wishing Merry Christmas to an Atheist equally okay since she has no holidays of her own she may as well celebrate Christmas and get the day off.