Letter writer: Food for thought on coffee, Christ and Christmas

Graphic by Lori Deaton

So here they are again, the holidays, and along with them the controversy about saying “happy holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas,” thereby leaving (Christ) totally out of the festivities.(As some people would have you believe).

And all this because a major coffee company chose to omit this sentiment and to go instead with a simple but attractive format in red and green, and one which should have offended no one. We seem to be losing sight of what Christmas even means, as this used to be the one time of year that we could put our differences aside, if only for a short while.

We would celebrate with friends and family for Thanksgiving; hope for joy and peace on Earth for Christmas, and reflect and anticipate renewal for the new year. Thus we say, “Happy holidays.”

So let’s put the merry and the (Christ) back into Christmas. Volunteer at a food bank or a shelter. Be courteous to your server or checkout person. Treat others as you wish to be treated, no matter their beliefs.

That being said: Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Feliz Navidad, Happy Kwanza and, for all those that we forgot to mention, happy holidays.

— Kelli Perry
Keith McGuire
Asheville

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One thought on “Letter writer: Food for thought on coffee, Christ and Christmas

  1. Marie DeWolfe

    I agree wholeheartedly! There is beginning to be so much hoopla about the holidays anymore that the true meaning gets lost in it all. :)

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