Yesterday on Facebook, I posted that it was okay to wish me Merry Christmas, even if you're not Christian. Well, the boss made a t-shirt design for me, and I then made a t-shirt out of it and posted it to Zazzle!
Thing is, friends, it really IS okay to wish me Merry Christmas! I promise that I won't be offended! So please don't give me the generic "Happy Holidays" or the even worse and perplexing "Seasons Greetings" (what the hell does that mean, anyway?). Just say Merry Christmas and know that I'll be one happy Yuletide camper!
Why did it become offensive to use the name of the holiday anyway? It's like everyone suddenly becomes Captain Marvel Jr at Christmastime and participates in the holiday in every other way except to call it what it is. Why do I say "Captain Marvel Jr", do you ask? Well, CMJr can do everything that CM can do, except say his name! If CMJr is asked his name and he says "Captain Marvel", then lightning strikes, and he's turned back into his unpowered human self! And that can be bad if he's in the middle of a fight! In case you don't already know, all the Marvels have a magic word that causes lightning to strike to turn them into their Marvel-ous selves. Everyone else says SHAZAM! - except CMJr, who has to say "Captain Marvel!" Why does he have a different magic word? Apparently the creator of CMJr hadn't thought that through! LOL
Anyway, that is apparently what happens at Christmastime: Everyone becomes a Yuletide CMJr and becomes afraid of saying Merry Christmas and becoming depowered like CMJr does when he says Captain Marvel. Well, I'm here to say that it won't happen. If anything, you'll be EMpowered rather than depowered. I say take back the holiday, and wish everyone in the way they should be wished, and had been wished before saying that became a victim of politically correct nuttiness.
And to be even more daring, buy the shirt! Even though I am a capitalist pig, I feel so strongly about this issue that I will make absolutely no profit from this. All the money spent will be going to Zazzle and not me. Currently, I have it only in women's, because I didn't like how any of the guys' shirts turned out, but I'll keep working on it and try to have it posted later today. Oh, and if you do buy the shirt, please mail me a pic of you in it, and I'll post it to my blog! Since it's getting close to Christmas, I'll be posting them after the big day, so feel free to send the pic to me even if it's after Christmas.
And before someone starts telling me - yes, not everyone is Christian and not everyone celebrates Christmas, and yes, the holiday has gotten too commercialized, and yadayadyada... For one, no one seems to have a problem saying Happy Hanukkah or Holy Ramadan or even Joyous Festivus, but freaks out when it comes to saying Merry Christmas. I am here to say, "Why?" Why not say Merry Christmas? If anyone gives you any grief about it, then it says more about them than it does about you, because you weren't wishing them ill. Quite the opposite, so why should they be offended? If they continue to be bothered, then direct them to this blog entry so that they can post their comments on it below, and I'll deal with them from there. We can win this holiday back, my friends, if we stick together!
Ahh, I feel good! It must be that ol' Christmas spirit! :-D