That phrase usually grates on my mind. It's fingernails-on-a-blackboard. It's so "politically correct" as to be painful.
We're not allowed to say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Hanukkah", for fear of offending non-Christians and/or non-Jews. We're told not to offer faith- or holiday-specific greetings because someone's feelings might be hurt. And so came the rise of the bland — but somehow considerate — "Happy Holidays!"
I say, "Enough!" I'm not doing it this year. Whatever religion you follow, whatever God you worship, He wants you to profess your faith and offer good tidings to your neighbors. We should all be proud to be Christians, Jews, or whatever.
So no, I won't choke back, do the politically correct thing, and wish anyone "Happy Holidays" anymore. I'd rather be a modern-day Maccabee:
The shape our country is in now, we need Maccabees, we need them badly. People that will not bow down to the false king of “Political Correctness” nor allow the sacrifice [of] good people on the alter of “tolerance” by them being put out of business, or having their TV show canceled because they talk about the Tanakh or the Bible. Nor because they choose to talk about G-d. We need people who recognize evil and teach others how to recognize it. We must become the Maccabees of today.(Click through to read a VERY abbreviated history of the Maccabees. It's pretty awesome.)
OK, now that the rant is done, let me offer my sincerest and best (and in some cases, belated) wishes to all you and yours.
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And Happy New Year.
Whatever you decide to celebrate, celebrate well and have a good time.
And as always, stay safe.