Merry Christmas Vs. Happy Holidays
The holiday season is in full swing, and that means lots and lots of Christmas shopping! Whether you’re buying gifts for friends and family, shopping for the perfect outfit for family Christmas photos, or getting all the ingredients for a cookie bake-off, there’s no doubt that we spend a ton of money this time of year.
In fact, according to We Forum, “Americans will spend over $1 trillion on Christmas this year . US consumers told Gallup pollsters they plan to spend an average of $942 on Christmas gifts this year. More than one-third say their gift-buying will top $1,000.”
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “Put your money where your mouth is.” Well, what if we did exactly that this holiday season? As Christians, we often say that Jesus is the reason for the season, and He most certainly is. But, do the stores we shop at proclaim the same thing? It wasn’t all that long ago that saying “Merry Christmas” was the standard, but now that phrase has become offensive.
The ACLU (American Christian Life United) choir wants us to remember the Reason for the Season once again, and boycott the stores that have abandoned “Merry Christmas” for “Happy Holidays”. Jesus is center of all time, our lives, and of course, this CHRISTmas season! If all the politically correct retailers, avoiding the word “Christmas”, bothers you – go ahead and avoid THEM!