Nothing like a Santa with good right hook.
Ms. Madge(rs) is here today to comment on a variety of angry threads that have been appearing around the interwebs recently in regards to the seasonal greeting "Happy Holidays."
If someone wishes you 'Happy Holidays', the proper response is a heartfelt and cheerful, "Thank you!", not a snarky, self righteous, lengthy and factually challenged lecture nor a snippy passive-aggressive response inserting your holiday of choice into the equation.
In point of fact, whether they wish you Cool Yule, Swingin' Solstice, Happy Hannukah, Fabulous Festivus, Merry Christmas, Kickin' Kwanzaa, Saucy Saturnalia, Seasons Greetings, Delightful Non-Denominational Celebration of the Winter Season...the appropriate reply is yet again a heartfelt and cheerful, "Thank you!"
One should not impose their holiday viewpoints upon unsuspecting friendly greeters nor lecture them on the apparent evils of the imaginary War on Christmas. That is entirely antithetical to the gracious and joyful nature of the season. Ms. Madge(rs) is quite certain that the real war here is the one on basic civility. She remains hopeful that we can eventually triumph over it by simply remembering the Golden Rule.
No matter what you celebrate this time of year, Ms. Madge(rs) hopes it is splendiferous, spectacular and stress free.