It has started already.
If you don't know what I'm talking about, rejoice in your ignorance. For about five more seconds, because I'm about to tell you what I'm talking about.
The Great Happy Holidays v Merry Christmas debate.
Every year, I am bombarded with holiday-related emails, beginning (if I'm lucky!) right after Halloween. And they continue all the way through the new year. And usually, I also get to hear a few conversations about all the things that must be wrong with our world if we can't even say "Merry Christmas" any longer. Last year, I finally snapped and wrote a series of blogs giving my opinion on the whole issue, deciding that I had refrained from jumping into the pool long enough and it was now my turn.
Plus, I really am heartbroken, every year, at the time and mental energy we all spend on this. Be outraged, if you must, but I think you are merely allowing the people you feel are "ruining" Christmas to actually ruin your Christmas by getting up in arms over this.
So! I have re-worked last year's posts into the 2010 version, coming to you here at Cheekyness for the next few days. By way of forewarning: I usually stay out of controversies, because I think there aren't many things worth arguing over. But this one makes me sad enough to join in. Also, although I approach this subject with the same cheekyness that serves me so well in the rest of my life, my reasoning is not a joke; it's really how I feel. Stay tuned.
(This is just a warning of what is coming; rest assured, there will be plenty of space over the next few days for you to tell me that I'm wrong/right/crazy/fabulous/naïve/against Jesus/etc. In the meantime, fire away.)