This is the holiday season. It’s not the Christmas season. Indeed, Christmas occurs within the holiday season, but it’s not the only holiday. Both Hanukkah and Kwanzaa occur during the holiday season, as do Festivus and Chrismahanukwanzakuh. Multiple holidays = holiday season.
Honestly, I don’t care if you wish me a Merry Christmas. I happen to celebrate Christmas, so it doesn’t bother me. However, it wouldn’t much bother me if someone wished me a Happy Hanukkah, either, just because I’m pretty easy-going like that. And it certainly doesn’t bother me when people wish me Happy Holidays. They don’t know what holiday I celebrate. Maybe I’m an atheist who wouldn’t tell his kids that Santa Claus exists and would take offense at being wished Merry Christmas when I don’t celebrate it. Better to be ambiguous than offensive, wouldn’t you agree?
Seriously, though, I wish I could have one year without having to hear about people whining that they were wished Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas. There’s not just one holiday here, people. This isn’t The Hebrew Hammer and there isn’t a militant Santa trying to eliminate Hanukkah. Get over yourselves and get back to celebrating commercialism, er, I mean Jesus’s birth.