Christmas time in the city 2

Saying a quick hello-and-goodbye to a casual acquaintance the other day, and I greeted her “Merry Christmas.” She answered “Happy Holidays” cheerfully enough and then went on her way, leaving me to wonder if that meant that she had a problem with “Merry Christmas.”

I wondered for a while if that also meant that I should start being polite and greet people “Happy Holidays” just to be safe, and Abby told me “Anu ka ba, Merry Christmas ka no, Kristyano ka e!” which of course, makes perfect sense. Just because a person doesn’t believe in Jesus Christ or Christmas does not mean that I shouldn’t wish Jesus’ love on him/her.



4 thoughts on “Christmas time in the city 2

  1. mcluvin December 25, 2008 at 3:16 pm Reply

    Say merry christmas, anyway. I seriously doubt anybody would object 🙂 Merry christmas, btw 🙂


  2. nold December 25, 2008 at 5:34 pm Reply

    We’ re slowly seeing the decline of our once cherished traditions, a friend told me that in the recent cultural program, they were encouraged to use ‘happy holidays’ instead, Dios me, we’re slowly being stripped of our cultural identity. Whats next?

    Feliz navidad


  3. rina December 26, 2008 at 12:56 pm Reply

    mcluvin: yes, just an outright grinch would object, and fortunately there aren’t many of those around, at least not around me, he he

    nold: hay, in this PC age, we never know…doesn’t mean we can’t be “stubborn” though, and hold on to what we cherish or believe in 🙂


  4. euandus2 December 1, 2009 at 1:10 am Reply

    I think “happy holidays” carries with it a hidden agenda in singling out one holiday for generic treatment. …sort of like “take that” with a smile. I recommend the following post, which I enjoyed:


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