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During a Friday night rally in Grand Rapids, Mich., yet another stop on his cross-country “Thank You Tour,” President-elect Donald Trump pumped up the crowd by saying that the phrase, “Merry Christmas,” will make a comeback in America under his administration.
“We’re going to start saying, ‘Merry Christmas,’ again,” said Trump.
“How about all those department stores. They have the bells, they have the red walls, and they have the snow, but they don’t have, ‘Merry Christmas,’” he went on. “I think they’re going to start putting up, ‘Merry Christmas.’”
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama tend to say “Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays” during events such as the annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in December.
Many on the Left say that the phrase, “Merry Christmas,” is offensive or inappropriate because it alienates people who celebrate other holidays such as Hanakkah, Ramadan, and Kwanzaa.
Some schools and even workplaces such as the Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center last December have banned the phrase and the use of Christmas trees on their premises.
Do you agree with those who say that the phrase can be offensive or inappropriate? Or do you believe the phrase, "Merry Christmas," has a rightful place as a part of America's Judeo-Christian heritage? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!