Merry Christmas? Happy Holidays? Who Gives A F**k?!

Yes, that time of the year is upon us. It’s winter and time for the holidays. We’ve already survived Thanksgiving. Now, there are more holidays going on in December up until the New Year.

There is a special tradition that we Americans have embraced over the last few years. We choose our own ways to tell someone to enjoy their holiday season, then we argue about which phrases we use.

Many Right-Wingers and/or Christians get mad when people don’t want to say, “Merry Christmas.” They whine and moan about being “persecuted.” They may get mad at you if you decide to tell them “Happy Holidays.”

Just in case you need help figuring out if you are being persecuted:

holidays-chart
Chart by Rachel Held Evans via The Huffington Post

What these RWNJs don’t understand is that there are many holidays being observed during this season; there are approximately 30 holidays between November 15 and January 1. Here are just a few:

  • Saint Nicholas Day (Christian)
  • Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Mexican)
  • St. Lucia Day (Swedish)
  • Hanukkah (Jewish)
  • Christmas Day (Christian)
  • Three Kings Day/Epiphany (Christian)
  • Boxing Day (Australian, Canadian, English, Irish)
  • Kwanzaa (African American)
  • Omisoka (Japanese)
  • Yule (Pagan)
  • Saturnalia (Pagan)

If you are feeling persecuted after hearing “Happy Holidays,” just follow the flow chart and realize no one gives a f**k. These phrases are supposed to be nice sentiments. Let’s keep it that way.

Featured image via Twitter.

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