Richard Tocci

Richard Tocci
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Friday, December 24, 2010

Are You Old?

Alex: "Dad, are you old?"

Dad: "No, but I'm working on it..."

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Holidays

For as long as I can remember, Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas were greetings I heard and used often after Thanksgiving leading up to New Years. Everyone used them, and no one took offense to them. Generally these were better greetings than Season's Greetings, which I think was more of a Hallmark\Budweiser\High School Sign type of greeting. No one ever said "Hey, Rich, Season's Greetings!", but plenty of people would say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays".

Now lately, to some it seems that Happy Holidays means you're appeasing someone that does not celebrate Christmas because we don't want to offend anyone.

Anything could be further from the truth.

Sure, we have a more diverse culture now, and a lot more people don't celebrate Christmas. But the phrase has been around a lot longer than that, and for some people to think it's a ploy to dechristianize our society is simply not remembering history.

Personally, I like Merry Christmas better. But I won't go off on a fit of rage if someone says Happy Holidays to me.

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Get over it! :)

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