It's been different this year. I've noticed it. Have you?
People aren't afraid to say "Merry Christmas" anymore. For the longest time we've been pushed and coerced and pressured to say "Happy Holidays." But something has changed out there. When I was a kid we said it all the time. Then somewhere along the way it became politically correct to use "Happy Holidays" because we wouldn't want to offend anyone.
But this year either people don't care if wishing someone a Merry Christmas is offends them, maybe because if you're getting offended by someone saying that to you then you're really the one with the problem. Or maybe people aren't going to let themselves be offended anymore just because someone wishes them some good cheer.
Whatever it is, I hope it stays.
As for me, I'm saying "Merry Christmas" all day at work.
So Merry Christmas, blog post reader.