Anyway, "Merry Christmas" to me doesn't have to mean: Happy Birthday to Jesus. I think it has been well-established that this isn't Jesus' real birthday anyway (whoever he is to you...God's son or just some dude who lived a long time ago). To me, Merry Christmas is a happy acknowledgment from one human being to another. So many of us (myself included) have our noses buried deep into our phones, so we don't even see anyone we pass on the street. I can't even sit and watch a TV show without playing a game of Angry Birds. So, if around the holidays, I make an effort to look up and say hello, please understand that "Merry Christmas" isn't pushing some shitty Hallmark holiday or crazy religious beliefs on you. It's just another way for me to say, "I hope you're well."
And I do hope you are all well. Here's a happy inappropriate Merry Christmas photo to go along with my inappropriate Merry Christmas post. Thanks to Shirley in New Zealand for brightening my day with this pole-related photo!