I love to wish people Merry Christmas. I do it because I mean it and I like to see how a person reacts to the statement. It is Christmas, after all. It is a time for reflection, celebration, good cheer, family, feasting, exchanging useless gifts. It is special. Why not say it? Why not mean it?
Happy Holidays is so bland, so secular, so bland. so ridiculous Some people gleefully blurt back a hearty Merry Christmas, others like retail people are been instructed it seems not to mention the "C" word. Others are just humbug.
I am not ashamed of my Christian heritage, just as I would not expect any other person to be ashamed of their heritage.
So for everyone, Merry Christmas and God bless you.