Today is the first day of Hanukkah, and to all those who celebrate this ancient and beautiful holiday we a most happy one. Which is not meant to give any offense to those who celebrate Christmas.
These days many people get touchy about such things. Some still consider “Merry Christmas” a slight toward the 13 other religions that have holidays at this time, and now some others think that anyone who says “Happy Holidays” or “season’s greetings” is waging a war on Christmas. We tend to say “Merry Christmas,” and did so even before President Donald Trump gave his permission, but we know all sorts of people and try to accommodate their preferences.
That seems in keeping with the spirit of all the holidays, especially Christmas, but you can offer us your best wishes any way you want. We’ll not let it disturb our Christmas cheer.
— Bud Norman