It’s that time of the year again, the most wonderful time of the year, when we get upset about red cups and Happy Holidays greetings.
I was going to get all snarky and sarcastic but I don’t want to do that. I know how we feel. We are seeing the loss of our culture, our traditions, our way of life. It seems we are circling the drain and it’s just a matter of time till we…
So how do we respond when somebody at the checkout says Happy Holidays? It’s pretty easy to go all Andy Rooney, beetle browed and and bah humbug voiced and come back with Merry Christmas. But maybe there’s a better way.
Remember the Jose Feliciano song? I know you do. Feliz Navidad. It says ‘I want to wish you a Merry Christmas from the bottom of my heart’. Now that sounds like a strategy. Merry Christmas is not supposed to be a battle cry. It’s supposed to be a blessing.
So the next time you are confronted with ‘Happy Holidays’, relax. Give them a big smile. Try to channel an Osmond. And wish them a Merry Christmas. From the bottom of your heart.
Say it like you mean it.