Today is Christmas and the first day of Channukah. While I am not religious, my family celebrates Christmas as a secular holiday to get the family together and to enjoy a delicious meal. For those who hold greater significance in the day, as well as those who do not, I send you Merry Christmas and Happy Channukah greetings, despite Bill O'Reilly and the Christian Right's assertion of a "War on Christmas". Here's a news flash, Mr. O . . . simply because retailers want to wish ALL of their customers a joyous holiday doesn't take away your right to say "Merry Christmas". Retailers have customers of many (and no) religious convictions. It would not be in their best interests to assume everyone shares the same holidays. It is not a matter of offending, but rather of good business practice.
So regardless which of the many winter holidays you may celebrate, Happy Holidays to all!