Published: Tue, December 27, 2016
Local | By Adrian Hale

Best Merry Christmas Wishes, Messages, SMS to celebrate the Wonderful Occasion

The holidays are upon us and we'd like to take the time to wish you all Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to those that celebrate.

My parents taught my sister and me back in the 1950s, long before anyone had heard of "political correctness", that we should respect our Jewish friends and neighbors by saying "Happy Holidays" or "Happy Hanukkah".

My Malay-Singaporean friend Amelia Abdullahsani noted recently that although she is Muslim, she not only sends out Christmas and holiday cards every year in December, but also that once the tinseled trees start appearing, she finds herself wishing everyone who crosses her path a Merry Christmas.

Warmest thoughts and Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. "Wish you a favored Christmas". Democrats, by a similar margin, prefer them to say "Happy Holidays". In the spirit of the holiday season, millions of users across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are sharing Christmas messages on social media profiles. Merry Christmas for you and your family. Have a wonderful holiday!

Or the time we compared the explicit statements of Bill O'Reilly and other supposed Christmas defenders to the extraordinarily similar statements of white supremacist groups and, in fact, to Henry Ford's original 1921 tract The International Jew, which posited precisely the same "war".

Whatsapp reads: A wish for peace and happiness at Christmas and throughout the New Year. But I still appreciate when a store clerk - who usually has no idea what religion customers practice - says "Happy Holidays" to me.

"At Christmas play and make good cheer, For Christmas comes but once a year". He even called Christmas "the best holiday!"

A Happy Kwanzaa to those of you who celebrate.

"Wishing you a Blessed Month of Christmas!".

"I wish all of you the affection and warmth that accompanies recollecting the introduction of Jesus Christ amid the Christmas celebrations".

As an ethnically Chinese Roman Catholic growing up in Singapore, Onam should never have been a festival I marked, much less celebrated. "May the true meaning of the holiday season fill your heart and home with many blessings".

Nowadays, if you don't say Merry Christmas you're some kind of godless heathen, bereft of the spirit of homage to a single god and a single religious point of view and, well, just plain un-American.

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