Merry Christmas

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Here are two articles from last year, and one from this year, on the phrase "Merry Christmas":
  • From the Shepherd Press Blog: Christmas is merry and we can be joyful because "Christ has come to earth to save his people from their sins. Talk to your children about this, about the real reason Christmas is merry. . . .  Yes, giving and receiving presents is special; decorations are festive and fun.  But if we focus only on the temporal gifts that will fade and decay, we do not speak of the ultimate reason for joy at Christmas."
  • From Stuff Christians Like:   this and this.  I do like and welcome people saying "Merry Christmas;" I say it myself.  I don't like when Christians are offended when other people don't say "Merry Christmas."  Like Jon Acuff, I'm pretty sure that God isn't offended when people say "Happy Holidays" or "Seasons Greetings."  And, "correcting someone's holiday phrase is a fairly ironic way to show your Christmas spirit."  

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