Every year we hear the swarm of hubbub from some radicals saying that Christmas “Infringes on Their Right to Freedom of Religion”. No sir, no it does not. Actually, your taking the Christ out of Christmas infringes on my freedom to practice my religion.
Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, who Christians such as myself consider the Messiah. If you have a problem with Christmas, then don’t celebrate it. I don’t celebrate Hanukkah, but I don’t mind other people celebrating Hanukkah at all!
Second, you are offended by me exercising my constitutional right to practice my religion. Your position cannot be justified, no matter what you say or how you say it. However every time I go to church or give a christmas present, I am exercising a natural right of mine. I can’t force my religion on you, but you should not take one of the most important holidays out of my religion.
When people say “Happy Holidays”, or more recently the tradition of a “Holiday Tree” rather than a christmas tree. That would all be just fine if you create a day and call it “Holiday” as a secular alternative to christmas, but while the day you are celebrating is Christmas, stick with Merry Christmas and a Christmas Tree.