You just can’t win. Yell at me in the comments.

You write: Merry/Happy Christmas, and everyone gets offended because you’re leaving a group out of the holiday spirit.

I even got a tweet saying:

I wish we had a Santa in Africa.


Now that’s just passive-aggressive.

Just tell me directly: “Hey, what about Kwanzaa? Where is your Happy/Merry Kwanzaa tweet?”

What do you want me to do? 

Say “Happy Kwanzaa/Hannukkah/Christmas/Chrismukkahza?”

So I thought — maybe this person has a point, however passive aggressive it is: Heck, maybe I am being insensitive.

Then I switched to saying Happy Holidays!!!!

But NOW, the others get pissed off at you and say:

It’s December 25th, it’s CHRISTMAS TODAY.


It is NOT Happy “HOLIDAYS”



I am not even religious by any means, and I am just trying to be supportive and partake in the residual feelings of joy in something I don’t even really celebrate.

But this headache of trying to figure out what to say without offending people over something I feel is SO TRIVIAL, is annoying.

So you know what?

I am not wishing anyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Christmas, Happy Holidays, Merry Chrismukkah, Happy Chrismuhzaa any more.

It is now:

Happy Festivus to the rest of us!!!!!

I’m officially as neutral as Switzerland on this PC-minefield of a holiday matter.


Air all your grievances. 

Get mad at me in your comments about how I am not putting up with this holiday sensitivity any longer.

Get mad at me for not being as sensitive as I could possibly be because it’s starting to get silly even in my head.

Or how about that my opinion of people who try to claim that they’re always politically correct are liars.

It’s impossible.

We have our own personal biases, opinions and experiences and I am not trying to tell anyone to do anything illegal. I am just stating my opinion.

Or how about that I am a horrible enabler on Twitter, getting all of you to succumb to the devilish delights of pizza, Mini Eggs, butter fudge, shopping on Etsy …[insert temptation here]… 😛

Or that I post too many pictures of delicious meals and enable people to go out and stuff themselves.

Or.. or.. whatever else you can think of!


And thus, Festivus shall begin:

Have a good one.

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