I’m not a Christian, but I don’t mind at all when people greet me for Eeyore ho ho ho Merry Christmas shirt, sweater. In fact, I have spent time at a Professor’s place to decorate their Christmas tree and spend the evening celebrating with their family. I spent a Christmas in NYC and another in London and love the beautiful cultural events organized around them. I love the sound of jingle bells and of a fat Santa doing his charm. Festivals are for fun and us humans need them to break the monotony of our lives. The more festivals we celebrate, the better. If someone gets offended to hear Merry Christmas, they are probably not in a mood to form human relationships.
If I could work my will every idiot who goes about with Eeyore ho ho ho Merry Christmas shirt, sweater on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding. A merry Christmas to everybody. And heartily exchanges the wish to all he meets. The instant popularity of A Christmas Carol, the Victorian era Christmas traditions it typifies, and the term’s new meaning appearing in the book popularized the phrase Merry Christmas.