Oh yes, and merry Christmas to those celebrating the birth of Christ. Happy Hanukkah to those remembering the Maccabean victory over the Syrians. I'm not sure what the appropriate greeting is for the observance of Kwanzaa, but know my wishes are for the best.
And of course, the politically correct "Happy Holidays" to those merely cashing in on the commercial phenomenon of this time of year. Am I bitter? Don't get me started. But really, happy holidays.
A more uplifting family account of our Christmas will follow.