• Keyden Smith-Herold

Ignore The Ridiculous 'War on Christmas'

Photo: Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer 1964 | Universal Television

It is that time of year where ‘Happy Holidays’ vs ‘Merry Christmas” is once again being debated. The simple truth is that people are too afraid of hurting the feelings of individuals who do not celebrate Christmas— but why?

First of all, we now reside in a culture where the historical norm is no longer accepted— where being a Christian is looked down upon by a growing number of individuals with scorn or skepticism. We are in a culture that is hypersensitive, where people cannot simply accept a well-mannered greeting without taking it too personally.

It is silly how the left believes that the claymation show ‘Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer’ promotes bullying and asked that it be pulled off the air, and that the song ‘Baby it’s cold outside’ was pulled off the air because it allegedly promotes sexual assault— but these are the consequences of living in a politically correct world. Once we blur the lines of what is reasonable and what is asinine, we no longer can have a civil conversation without one party getting offended and overreacting.

How did we let the social fabric of society shrivel away to shreds? Who knows, but what we can do is ignore the false outrage and realize that there is a silent majority of people who despise the new rules the P.C. police have implemented.

If you are a Christian and celebrate Christmas, then by all means— say ‘Merry Christmas’! It is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. This is what the holiday is all about— not a mystical reindeer with a illuminating nose.

Those who are overly sensitive and politically correct simply want to distract people from the real meaning of Christmas, while stripping the fun from the holiday while they’re at it.

If you are Jewish, by all means say ‘Happy Hanukkah’! And if you are one of the few who want to celebrate the darkest day of the year by sending out ‘Happy Winter Solstice’ cards to family members— have at it. Don’t pay attention to those who want to police every word and action you speak and do.

This doesn’t mean that ‘Happy Holidays’ is a bad greeting— it’s a wonderful and cheerful one! But we as a society should also be allowed to express excitement for our religious holidays just as much— without fear of condemnation and damnation.

If you say ‘Merry Christmas’ or ‘Happy Hanukkah’ and receive backlash— ignore it. Move on with life. It is not worth trying to reason with those who can’t be reasoned with. Individuals who get offended by ‘Merry Christmas’, even if they are not Christian themselves ignore the Judeo-Christian ideals and practices our country and society was built on.

No matter what you believe, receiving the greeting of ‘Merry Christmas’ is inherently good— it is a statement of goodwill. Get over your weak attitude and ego. This is a time for joy and celebration for everyone.

Let’s also address one ridiculous fallacy about Christmas: that the statement ‘X-mas’ is “anti-Christian” because it “takes Christ out of it”. The ‘X’ indicates the Greek letter ‘Chi’, short for Χριστός (Christós), meaning ‘Christ’. X-mas and Christmas are equivalent except in lettering. So if an anti-Christian individual tries to use this historical abbreviation to try to bash the holiday— they are miserably failing.

In closing, ignore the ridiculous ‘war on Christmas’. Simply giving it attention and caving into what the P.C. culture wants will simply feed the epidemic. The more we ignore it and proceed to do what society has literally done for millennia, the sooner we can return to normalcy.

Merry Christmas!


Keyden Smith-Herold is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Analytical (dailyanalytical.com).