I am really divided on an issue that comes up during the holidays... which is, more or less, what to call them.
On one hand, wishing my Jewish colleague "Merry Christmas" is insensitive, because I know she's Jewish. I can also see that some object to the way Christianity is pervasive in the US, and that the winter holidays are special for a variety of faiths.
On the other hand, if I am a Christian (mostly, that is another post..) why is it so wrong to wish someone Merry Christmas? In a way, what I'm doing is to say that I hope their holiday is as good as the one I have planned...
Happy Winter Solstice --