Season’s Greetings rather than Merry Christmas?
Last updated: June 20, 2016
In a multi-faith Country we should not be wishing everyone a Merry Christmas but rather we should follow the Americans in wishing Season’s Greetings. Should we be celebrating ‘Christmas’ when most of our population no longer practices Christianity? It is however still a tradition and while we are no longer practicing Christians we still think of the UK as a Christian country. Anyhow does the naming really matter, Christmas is today as much a promotion for commercialism as it is for Christianity.
'Merry Christmas' has come to represent tradition just as much as religion
Arguably, it has become more about what you buy, how much you spend and who gets the best gifts, but underneath the vast shroud of consumerism, there lies a core that preaches of spending time with loved ones, a time for bonding and a time for making amends. Although this may not specifically relate to the religious aspect of the holiday, it comes close. For us to take away ‘Merry Christmas’, and replace it with ‘Season’s Greetings’ would mean removing what is considered by many to be the heart and soul of the festive season. After all, Season’s Greetings could be used at any time of year and what would be special about that?
Why should it be known as something else? The thing i find wrong with the world, especially the UK is that it is substantially sensitive to other ethnic minorities. I was told that, in a town in the north of england, it was forbidden to put up christmas decorations in the centre and around the area. Now come on? You must agree, for a country that's been celebrating christmas and all that comes with it for hundreds of years, it would be non-sense for the saying "Merry Christmas" to be known as something else. Religiously, the UK is a christian country. It's only recently that this country has grown, a little ashamed of it.