Friendly Holiday Reminder

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s officially Christmas season. I just wanted to give a gentle reminder that Christmas isn’t everyone’s goal. If it is your holiday, that is great. But many of us have our own winter holidays, not always analogous to Christmas, and aren’t in need of a Christmas. Basically, you should try to be inclusive, but don’t try to redefine Christmas as inclusive. But pushing Christmas as a all-encompassing holiday is like saying people will only find joy if they all fit into the same size clothing as you.

So please, if “merry Christmas” is your default during the holidays season, be accepting if you get back a “happy holidays”, or even a simple “thanks” or “no thank you”.

Adam

About Adam

Adam is a Jewish American who's sick of the white Christian male being America's "default" setting. For money he works in a public library because free books and information access are wonderful things. For love he writes here for his pet project, The Chaotic Neutral, which is always looking for more writers. You can follow him on Instagram, Goodreads, and at his oft neglected Twitter where he will try to post more, and probably live-tweet the Eurovision Song Contest.

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