Let's examine the "other holidays" shall we? You know, the ones everybody is supposed to respect as equal to Christmas in significance.
Not even a real holiday. This "holiday" spans Dec 26 - January 1 of every year and has done so for eons and eons.....since 1966. It has no religious significance AT ALL, is not a recognized federal holiday, and AT MOST is celebrated by 13% of the US population (that's the percentage of population that are "black", but as we know, many blacks are devout adherents to Chrstianisty and Islam, and thus relegate Kwanzaa to the "other" holiday position if practiced at all).
Legitimate religious holiday, celebrated Dec 4 - Dec 12 (this year, the days vary annually). Celebrated by Jews, who comprise roughly 1% of the US population. The degree to which Hanukkah is celebrated, I couldn't find, so I'll assume ALL Jews celebrate it.
Now, religion has NO PLACE on government property, on that issue I don't disagree. However, when businesses start wishing us all "happy holidays" so that they don't offend AT MOST 14% of the population, of whom I doubt most would be offended, there is something seriously wrong with our society.
The US uses a calendar based on what? Christ.
The US government's offices are closed on what day? Christmas
78% of Americans identify themselves as? Christians (with 10% who don't identify with a religion, but likely still celebrate the holiday (like ME)).
The founding fathers celebrated? Christmas.
I always say "Merry Christmas", **** whiney minorities. It's not about discrimination, it's about showing some ******* respect for a holiday that is very important to MOST of your countrymen. During the month of December, suck it up, and pipe down, because it's CHRISTMAS SEASON.
Happy Christmahannakwanzaa everybody.