At the end of dinner at a local Italian-American restaurant, our server sheepishly said something to the effect of, "I think this will be ok with you guys... so, happy holidays." We certainly didn't have any issues with it, and the SOOTTAD went on to tell her that she thought that people should just wish people whatever it is they're having and that it should be taken in the spirit of the season. She responded with "Happy Chanukah." We reciprocated.
She came back a bit later and explained that she had been scolded by previous customers for wishing them a "Happy Holidays" because, she was told, she was supposed to say "Merry Christmas."
Yeah. So to all those people who are saying there's a "War on Christmas?"
Happy Holidays, assholes.