I think that people are just really uptight at this time of the year. It’s not because they don’t have someone with whom to celebrate the holidays on account of not knowing how to meet someone. There is a whole other thing going on with people this time of the year.

Why can’t you say “Merry Christmas” anymore? Does it rub Jewish people the wrong way? I am Jewish, and it doesn’t offend me at all.

When someone says Merry Christmas to me, I don’t correct them. I wish them a Merry Christmas (and maybe a Happy Hanukkah) right back.

Somewhere along the line, we have all gotten so screwed up. We aren’t allowed to wish people a Merry Christmas anymore . . . even if you know the person you’re saying it to celebrates Christmas!

You have to sound like a Hallmark card and say “Happy Holidays” or like a Lexus car commercial and say “Seasons Greetings.” Maybe we should all wear a big red bow on our head too.

So if you see me, I will wish you a Merry Christmas. I am Jewish and I am going to say it. I think it’s fun.

If someone gets insulted when they hear Merry Christmas, they need to think why they are insulted. Virtually everyone who says it, intends it to be a friendly sentiment. So, lighten up! It’s the holiday time after all.

You can say “Happy New Year.” That is allowed.

Why don’t we find one greeting that combines these together. We will market the heck out of it in the coming years.

So how does this relate to dating and meeting people? Well, isn’t this a great topic of conversation to have with people while you’re standing in shopping lines or waiting for your food somewhere?

You can say, “Wow, no one says Merry Christmas anymore…” See, you just started a conversation. I can always turn a topic around and apply it to dating.

So from me to you, may I wish you all a Merry Seasons Greetings and Happy Dating Holidays!

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