In the battle over Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays, I've noticed that those who cherish Christ's birth are forgetting something...to say Merry Christmas.
Christmas is only a week away and I have been greeted with very few "Merry Christmas" shout-outs, even from people who clearly love Jesus. I asked a few other friends and they shared the same concern.
So here's my recommendation: say Merry Christmas.
From now through December 25th, include the phrase Merry Christmas in every email, phone call, text message, Facebook update, Twitter status change, and personal conversation.
Because if those who love Jesus don't say Merry Christmas, who will?
No one. It's not the job of Wal-Mart or your business or local school or the government to say Merry Christmas. It's yours.
And one final thought: after you say Merry Christmas, make the most of every opportunity to share why you are wishing others a Merry Christmas rather than Happy Holidays.
Tell them it's because you love Jesus. And you love them. And that Jesus loves them.
And if they get offended, blame it on me. Tell them there's this guy who wrote a blog that challenged people to say Merry Christmas instead of Happy Holidays.
Then send me a message at dillon at dillonburroughs dot org and let me know about it.