According to the initiative at saymerrychristmas.net Christians are also being encouraged to say “Merry Christmas” to friends and work colleagues instead of the American habit of saying “Happy holidays,” or the more British “Seasons greetings.”
I received some info about this in an email and think it looks largely American, but it is relevant here in the UK too. I wonder how many Christians are in fear of being disciplined in their work place if they mention Christmas.
They (saymerrychristmas.net) have even brought a song our about it! Cannot be any worse than “When a Child is Born” which I loath, with its “Its all a dream an illusion now…”