Each year this comes up as our culture trys to be all things to all people. Stores egging us on to buy more and more stuff have ironically often stopped using Christmas in their ads in favor of holiday sales. Happy Holidays not Merry Christmas. I've been taken to task on this blog in past years for expressing my frustration over people who make profits on Christmas or do seasonal stories on Christmas but who will not actually use the word, Christmas.
So this Tweet from Frank Fleming at the long running website, IMAO, rang true for me last night:
"You can make fun of the "War on Christmas," just don't pretend there isn't a lot of idiocy associated with avoiding saying Christmas."