It’s Christmas…Come On…Wish Me Merry Christmas!

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It’s Christmas…Come On…Wish Me Merry Christmas!


Being politically correct is highly overrated.  I’m not saying you should set out to offend someone. But whatever delray 100 foot christmas treehappened to common sense?! 


It’s the time of year when I love wishing people Merry Christmas! It doesn’t matter if we know each other. It’s a seasonal way for me to say “Hello!”


It happened this weekend and it’s not the first time. When we were out on our morning walk, a fellow walker, concerned about offending me said…

  “Merry Happy uh well have a good day.” 


If you wish me a Merry Christmas or Happy Hanukkah or Happy Kwanzaa...that’s just fine with me because I will take it in the spirit in which it is given.  Wish me Merry Chrismukkah if you want.

If I wish you a Merry Christmas and you do not celebrate or observe it, I’m not trying to offend you at all. My only wish is to share with you the joy of the season.

Therefore… Happy Merry! Hope You have a Holly Jolly! And don’t forget the Bourbon for the Egg Nog.


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Comments (17)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - kindness matters.  Intent and context combine with other factors.  It's no wonder that complications and simplicity seem to merge so often.

Dec 05, 2023 05:24 AM
Kathy Streib

Michael Jacobs while I strive to be kind, being politically correct often crosses over the Common Sense line. 

Dec 05, 2023 06:44 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Kathy, Consideration is significant. Expressing goodwill, whether it's extending festive wishes or any other sentiment is important. So, being nice is paramount!

Dec 05, 2023 05:32 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 I strive to be kind and when I wish someone a Merry Christmas it is always from the heart. 

Dec 05, 2023 06:46 PM
Gwen Fowler SC Lakes & Mountains 864-710-4518
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Walhalla, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

Well since the Christmas season starts before Halloween these days, I think the greeting has been diluted.  If I were queen of holidays, Christmas would start 2 weeks before the day and then everyone would know the correct greeting for that day and week. So this is the plan:  Halloween, Thanksgiving starts on November 7th and goes through the Monday after the holiday. A week of no holidays, just to take a breath and get ready for the rush.  We have a week for Hanukkah and then Christmas, unless Hanukkah is late.  I know it is now just as clear as mud, so Happy Hanukkah ( Starts at sunset on December 7th this year) and I will wish you Merry Christmas on the  11th or so.

Dec 05, 2023 05:38 AM
Kathy Streib

Gwen Fowler SC Lakes & Mountains 864-710-4518 you may be on to something. I'm not fond of seeing Christmas decorations up the day after Halloween. 

Dec 05, 2023 07:06 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

Merry Christmas!! I so agree with you! It's the time of the year to spread cheer and for some of this political correct nonsense!

Dec 05, 2023 05:51 AM
Kathy Streib

Dorie Dillard Austin TX it's not the words but the sentiment and the feeling behind it! Being PC has gotten out of hand. 

Dec 05, 2023 07:07 PM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

Oh my gracious, louder for the ones in the back.  I have tried to explain this to my grands.  We are all big on saying Merry Christmas to everyone unless we know that they might be offended but we are also from the South so most people just accept it and say it back!  Thanks for sharing and have a fabulous day!

Dec 05, 2023 06:10 AM
Kathy Streib

Norma J. Elkins Texans are the same way. Wish me whatever you want and I'll accept it in the spirit it was given. 

Dec 05, 2023 07:13 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

In my house it is Merry Christmas (or whatever holiday the person I am speaking to celebrates). I do think, as we continue to destroy our world to "build back better" many are realizing it will NOT be better. 

Dec 05, 2023 06:18 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty We've had a good friend stay with us while he was going through a divorce. He was excited to decorate his first Christmas tree with us. (He's Jewish). This was decades ago. Were it today, I'm sure we would have been compelled to wait until he left so as not to offend him. 

Dec 05, 2023 07:18 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Merry Christmas Kathy, Happy Holiday Kathy, and Merry Christmas to Larry also.  I mail out both cards.


Dec 05, 2023 08:12 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm I love wishing people Merry Christmas! I would also wish someone Happy Hanukkah if they observed that holiday. 

Dec 05, 2023 07:19 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Kathy... I'm with you all the way! Why are people so sensitive? This is not the stuff that will make a big difference in our lives at the end of the day!

Dec 05, 2023 08:24 AM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker we see eye to eye on that !!!! In the big scheme of things, what and who does it hurt. 

Dec 05, 2023 07:20 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy political correctness is not my strong point, so it is definitely MERRY CHRISTMAS for me.

Dec 05, 2023 09:17 AM
Kathy Streib

Same here George Souto 

Dec 05, 2023 07:20 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

A big smile and a wish for the best in the season should not offend anyone.

Dec 05, 2023 12:35 PM
Kathy Streib

I don't know why it would Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 

Dec 05, 2023 07:21 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I was fortunate to work at a software company for several years.  We had folks from all over the globe working there.  I use to enjoy all the holiday traditions that others celebrated.  It was wonderful.

Dec 05, 2023 01:02 PM
Kathy Streib

Myrl Jeffcoat that's the way it should be!!!!!

Dec 05, 2023 07:22 PM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Kathy, Wishing you a Happy & Merry Christmas.

Dec 05, 2023 08:02 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  I am so with you, it annoys the crap out of me, I do Halloween decorations, then I do Thanksgiving Decorations and tomorrow I will do Christmas Decorations and when people meet me I wish them a Merry Christmas unless I know they are of the Jewish Faith then I wish them Happy Hannukah:)Endre

Dec 05, 2023 10:13 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

p.s.: the Politically correct BS has not gotten us to a better place, I blame politicians to divide this great nation.... like Italian Americans, Hungarian Americans, Black Americans and the list goes on and on.... in reality we are ALL Americans:)Endre

Dec 05, 2023 10:14 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Being politically correct is a bunch of garbage, people can be respectful without being politically correct and respect is what the world needs more of, haha.

Dec 06, 2023 03:54 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib - MERRY CHRISTMAS! I am not shouting at you... I am just wishing you an exuberant Merry Christmas.  This season starts in July with Hallmark Christmas movies and getting Christmas Cards or Thanksgiving Cards ordered. My husband worked at UPS for almost 36 years.  Christmas or "Peak Season" planning started in July.  Long hours started right after Thanksgiving but it was and still is our favorite time of year.  I don't mind spending 1/2 the year in this mode.  

Christmas Card from Sedona Sperrys - For all your real estate needs call Sheri Sperry @928.274.7355

Dec 06, 2023 08:48 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Having just spent a month in Germany...people don't speak at all as they pass you, and even smiling at a stranger is something very uncommon...I'm quite happy to once again be able to comfortably smile and wish strangers any kind message I can.

I have not experienced the "politically correct" aspect of Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays. Never had anyone offended by either greeting. I tend to use Happy Holidays as a greeting because it covers everything.

Dec 06, 2023 12:39 PM