Wish a person “Merry Christmas” the politically correct way

So in today’s society, everything seems to be politically correct (PC) – especially when it comes to contentious issues, such as ‘religious’ holidays. Pleas use Bogopolis.com’s guide below to wish a person a PC Christmas.

Happy Winter Solstice
This allows a person to be non-descript in their wishes. Alternatives to this include, Happy Winter Festival Season or Happy Winter-time. The latter allows you to be as generic as possible and not offend somebody who might take offense to wiccan (read: religious) connotations of the first two.

Happy Hanakkuh
Although an alternative to Merry Christmas, this is still a reference to a religious holiday, which wouldn’t be fair to those Christians who are being robbed of their holiday. Other discouraged alternatives include: Happy Eid ul-Adha, Merry Kwanzaa, or Happy Jesus Day.

Happy Boxing Day
First off, Boxing day is an England tradition. Second, does anybody really care what Boxing Day is?

Happy Yuletide Season with wishes of warmth and joy
Seriously, that way too long and a little not with the times. Others that don’t correctly fit, include: Happy New Year (skip the week and season altogether), Happy National Purchasing Season, and Happy Saturnalia Day.

Happy Holidays
This seems to be the most popular choice of, who the Mexicans call, Policticos de Incorrecto (people who are incorrect – OK, I may have made that up…) in America. It allows co-workers, shop owners, baristas, bloggers, journalists, commentators, sportscasters, talk show hosts, everyday people, cab drivers, bell ringers, ticket counter agents, restaurant workers, well-wishers on the streets, and you and I to say what we want to say without taking a chance to say what we really want to say regarding the holiday season. However, Bogopolis.com believes that even this term is politically incorrect – it forces us to dumb down our traditions, shopping behaviors, our personal preferences, our faith – to a global level eliminating everything that our world stands for: diversity.

As an alternative, Bogopolis.com offers the following way to wish a person a Merry Christmas and still be politically correct:

Merry Christmas!

Over the centuries, Christmas has lost a lot of it’s religious meaning and become more of a secular holiday in today’s global marketplace. Yes, Christmas is a religious holiday, in which us Christians celebrate the birth of the one we believe to be our savior was born – but the global truth is that we were not the first ones to claim a winter holiday for our religion. Christmas has become and is a global holiday, which means something different to everybody. Christmas should not be recognized a mere Christian holiday, but as a celebration of family, a time we celebrate the past year with loved ones and prepare for the new. Christmas is truly about love (and let’s not forget about receiving gifts!) and the time we have with each other.

That is, I feel, what Christmas is in today’s culture. Please stop calling them holiday trees. Call it was it is and accept it for it is called.

There are more important things to do in today’s world that it shouldn’t matter what something is or isn’t called. In fact this post, has been more than it should be.

I believe in Christmas as a day of remembrance of a guy who died 2000 years ago for my life.

I believe in Christmas as a day to show love (through gifts and community) to those close to us.

I see Christmas as a day of many meanings with room for expansion or contraction thereof.

I see Christmas as a day that should be given respect for what certain people believe in (myself included). (To only call Christmas in contention is politically incorrect in of itself. Once you ‘change’ one religious holiday you must go for all. That includes Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter solstices, etc.) Respect must either be given to all religions or none at all – for anything beyond that is disrespectful to all.

If you need a holiday to suit your needs, make another one – but honestly – I think we have enough already that you can find one to suit your desire.

Much reference for this article was gathered from Wikipedia. They have a very exhuastive list of winter festivals across different religions and cultures. Check it out for a good read.