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IS ‘MERRY CHRISTMAS’ STILL POLITICALLY CORRECT?

December 3, 2011

Yesterday a senior bureaucrat in Ottawa sent out a directive to banish tinsel, trees and holiday wreathes from front-line  Service Canada offices across Quebec.  After a firestorm of criticism for this down-grading of Christmas, a minister in the Harper government rescinded the directive. The move makes Santa safe for another year.

A union official commented:  “We have trouble in Quebec with handling Christmas.  As a society, we’re struggling to figure out how to deal with reasonable accomodation of minorities.”

This raises another question.  Is it still politically correct to wish some one a “Merry Christmas.”  For reasons I don’t totally understand, I am drifting to using “Happy holidays.”  Is there something the matter with me?

Is “Merry Christmas” still politically correct?

What do you think?