Why Do I Choose To Say “Merry Christmas” Instead of “Happy Holidays” or “Season’s Greetings” or “Bah Humbug” à la the Grinch?

It isn’t a war on Christmas, it’s a war on exclusivity and inclusivity

A Grain of Salt | ElbyJames
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6 min readDec 19, 2023

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Two stained glass images of the nativity scene
In the Christian tradition, a nativity scene is the special exhibition, particularly during the Christmas season, of art objects representing the birth of Jesus. The term “nativity scene” has a more specialized sense referring to seasonal displays, in particular sets of individual sculptural figures and props that are arranged for display. Photo by K. Mitch Hodge on Unsplash

Amid all the songs about Santa, Rudolph the red- nosed reindeer, and talking snowmen there’s a question we need to ask ourselves.

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A Grain of Salt | ElbyJames
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ElbyJames is an American disabled combat vet exiled in the UK & a free speech absolutist. He’s an occasional Top Writer