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It's OK to wish me a Merry Christmas

Posted Wednesday, December 2, 2009, at 8:40 AM

As the Christmas season inches ever closer, I've noticed a very familiar battle playing out as it does every year and I ran a press release in this week's North Stoddard Countian about it.

As the list of stores choosing to wish Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas comes out, Christians are fighting back this year.

The release is in regard to a program entitled "It's OK to wish me a Merry Christmas."

The program is selling buttons and other items for people to wear to basically let others know that it's OK to wish them a Merry Christmas and NOT Happy Holidays.

Don't misunderstand me, I have no desire to offend anyone, but the fact is that Christmas is a Christian holiday. Not cultural or secular but Christian.

The fact is that 99 percent of the shoppers are celebrating Christmas.

I understand giving recognition to other holidays, but the fact is that what we are doing is ignoring the will of the majority to recognize the minority and that's no better than the alternative.

So, if you see me out in the next few weeks don't hesitate to wish me a Merry Christmas!!

Anyone interested in a list of national stores and how they rate on the Merry Christmas scale can check out this link http://action.afa.net/Detail.aspx?id=214...

If you would like a button or car magnet, visit this website http://www.wmamc.com/

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Merry CHRISTmas Corey!

-- Posted by greer958 on Wed, Dec 2, 2009, at 10:56 AM

Merry Christmas to all and Corey.

-- Posted by Dexterite1 on Wed, Dec 2, 2009, at 11:24 AM

Merry Christmas everyone!

-- Posted by fun2teach on Wed, Dec 2, 2009, at 5:15 PM

Corey, Merry Christmas, and thank you!

-- Posted by cheers4dhs on Wed, Dec 2, 2009, at 5:49 PM

Corey, a Merry and Blessed Christmas to you and yours...thank you for posting this story (blog).

-- Posted by BarbaraNTexas on Wed, Dec 2, 2009, at 7:41 PM

I'm in favor of your Christmas campaign, but I have a question for you about the parade in Bloomfield tomorrow night. What time does it start? Last week's NSC said 5:30, and this week's paper said 4:30. We're confused!

-- Posted by gardengirl on Thu, Dec 3, 2009, at 1:56 PM
Corey Noles' response:
Yikes! Sorry for any confusion! The parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. Thank you for pointing that out!

I just wonder how many people are out buying Kwanzaa gifts? Maybe even Chanukkah gifts? I'm not trying to make fun of these celebrations but honestly you're right. Black Friday is for Christmas so why not say it. It is a bit sad that it is more marketable than the others and has lost meaning in it all. But I think the most offensive part of it is Christ. Strange that the ultimate manifestation of God's perfect love would offend?!?

HMMMMMM? Anyway.....Merry CHRISTmas to all and may the reason for the season fill your houses! God bless!

-- Posted by Roy3 on Thu, Dec 3, 2009, at 3:26 PM

Fark news.

-- Posted by jabelson on Fri, Dec 4, 2009, at 12:22 PM

So I'm guessing the song "Happy Holiday," is just liberal propaganda too? Give me a break. You ran a press release about this crap in that newspaper? Did you get the release from the American Family Association? I'd hardly call that news. I might call it conservative propaganda, though. Propaganda is propaganda, isn't it?


I'm sure you might look up your own definitions on "Conservepdia."

It shouldn't even matter. Some people aren't Christians. Deal with it. You aren't winning anybody else over to your side by splitting hairs and crying about bias. This is the HOLIDAY season, so stop turning everything into a political debate.


-- Posted by jabelson on Fri, Dec 4, 2009, at 12:30 PM

Merry Christmas Corey and Merry Christmas to all the blog posters too!!!

-- Posted by mythought on Fri, Dec 4, 2009, at 12:30 PM

Merry Christmas to you, mythought! Jesus IS the reason for the season.

-- Posted by cheers4dhs on Fri, Dec 4, 2009, at 8:25 PM

hehe! Thanks for the definition of "fark news," JB!

-- Posted by goat lady on Sat, Dec 5, 2009, at 6:04 PM

I used to be on the side of just saying happy holidays, but I've changed my mind. It's getting even more irritating that people are constantly looking for reasons to feel offended or like they have some kind of right broken. This is coming from somebody who isn't even really associated with religion; at some point you just have to shut up and deal with it given the majority of our culture believes in Christmas.

The context of wishing someone a Merry Christmas is supposed to have a good intention. But it's been irking me lately how people have to get wound up over even the simplest of good intentions.

-- Posted by almighty on Fri, Dec 11, 2009, at 7:29 PM

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Corey Noles, staff writer for The Daily Statesman and Editor of The North Stoddard Countian, is the author of a regular baseball/St. Louis Cardinals column and also uses his blog to sound off on various happenings in sports. He also operates a weekly baseball mailbag column.

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