Ahh, the Christmas, er holiday, season. Time for all the cities to break out those Christmas, er again, winter decorations, stores to finally hold the endless sales. It is as the song goes the Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!
In recent years, many of the aforementioned retail establishments are under the delusion that many shoppers are not shopping for Christmas gifts and or Christmas trees. Thus, the day after Thanksgiving became the start of the "holiday" shopping season. Not the Christmas, but holiday, shopping season. Many establishments told their workers not to wish the shoppers a Merry Christmas, but Happy Holidays. No reason other than the usual not wanting to offend any shopper.
This would go relatively unnoticed except with the intrepid reporting of the Fox News Channel http://FoxNews.com and Big Story anchor Josh Gibson, many Americans would not realize that this has been an organized effort by the usual Grinch subjects such as the ACLU, People For The American Way, and yada, yada, yada.
But, because of the exposure, some retail establishments are printing advertisements that say-the horror!-Merry Christmas, or Christmas sale. The local Target store http://target.com here had a large banner that read on one side, Merry Christmas and on the other Happy Holidays. See, how easy to wish a Merry Christmas and so those who would be offended a Happy Holiday?! And, many retail establishments are not discouraging employees saying Merry Christmas.
This should be a joyous time of year for the believer and the non-believer. Both can share in their way the joys of this season. But, because some Grinches are looking for and threatening trouble, many fear to openly celebrate the joy of this season-Christmas.
But, credit is given to those in the retail sector for realizing that it is better to attract rather than dissuade those potential customers by allowing and realizing that this is a Merry Christmas.