Letter: ‘War on Christmas’ not real
Before the traditional holiday season grumbling begins, I would like to address a few common grievances. First off, no one is preventing you from saying “Merry Christmas” and they never have.
If it offends you that some stores have signs wishing shoppers “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas,” I suggest you shop elsewhere. If Starbucks cups don’t display the seasonal images you wish to see, perhaps you could buy a cup of your own and decorate it with a nativity scene, the star of Bethlehem, a menorah, Frosty the Snowman or whatever you wish.
And finally, the so-called “War on Christmas” is not a real thing and exists solely in your mind.
Instead of fretting over petty pet peeves, maybe your energy would be better spent following the example set many years ago by a very kind and wise man; the son of refugees; and help the poor, comfort the sick and feed the hungry.
Rather than making a fuss, consider making a difference instead.