I love everyone wishing me Merry Christmas, here by email, and on Facebook, and in person. Though my personal celebration is Yule (December 21), I take the well-wishes in the spirit they are given and return a hearty "Merry Christmas" right back to them.
Of course, I was trying to figure out what it really means when someone says, "Merry Christmas," or "Happy Chanukah," or "Joyous Yule," or "Happy Kwanzaa," or "Happy Holidays," or "Happy New Year," or "Happy..."
There is no question in my mind that at the heart of each of these greetings is a wish for a day of happiness. So what is it that would make this particular Thursday (or Friday for those of my friends on the other side of the International Date Line) a day of happiness for you? I'd like to wish you your heart's desire.
Happy Being with Your Family Day.
Happy Lots of Loot Day.
Happy Beginning of Football Bowl Week.
Happy Great Sex Day.
Happy Not Being Lonely Day.
Happy Falling in Love Day.
Happy Chinese Food Day.
Happy Boxing Day Eve.
Happy Paid Holiday Day.
Whatever your heart's desire. I wish you much happiness today!