We say "Merry Christmas"

Merry Christmas!

We like to say Merry Christmas.

And so we say it. Often. In stores, and to passersby. "Merry Christmas!" I exclaim.  They look a little shocked most times. And shyly offer it back (while surreptitiously looking over their shoulder): "Merry Christmas."

In Spanish, of course, it's Feliz Navidad.

And we say that, too. Often and loudly! But mostly we say Merry Christmas. Because we celebrate the birth of Christ and therefore Christmas.

Almost 50 years ago, my family fled Cuba when the communists took over.  One of the very first thing the commie atheists did was to stop the celebration of Christmas. I refuse to cave to today's fear-based political correctness.

So, to all of you from me and my big, fat, Cuban family, we wish you a very Merry Christmas!

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