Sunday, November 12, 2006

Some Good News about Christmas

In light of my rant on Halloween, I am excited to bring you some good news about Christmas. After the fallout of the "Merry Christmas" / "Happy Holidays" debate last year, many corporations have come around. Wal-Mart, Kohls, and Macys have announced that they will be loudly and proudly greeting their customers with "Merry Christmas" rather than the politically correct and impotent "Happy Holidays." These large retailers discovered from a year-long study that they lost business from angry Christians who were turned away by the "Happy Holidays" greeting. By heralding "Merry Christmas" to the crowds, they will see sales increase back to pre-"Happy Holidays" levels.

What a victory for Christians! Because of our pressure and voiced displeasure, we have been successful at putting the commercialism back into Christmas. I now feel more emboldened to embrace materialism again as I celebrate the birth of the baby Jesus.