Every December, we all rush out to buy gifts for friends and family. We attend parties. And hopefully most Americans get a few days off of work to rest and reflect on the previous year and the year to come.
But one thing has been more and more absent from our annual December traditions, “Merry Christmas.” Will the election of Donald Trump change that?
CNN covered a campaign event for Donald Trump in October 2015 where he claimed that his victory would make a difference to Christmas celebrations.
“I’m a good Christian,” Trump said. “If I become president, we’re gonna be saying Merry Christmas at every store…You can leave happy holidays at the corner.”
Trump supporters at the event praised him for saying what is on his heart and mind rather than simply being another politically correct politician.
The Daily Caller reported that Trump again highlighted his stance on “Merry Christmas” at an event last September.
“The word Christmas. I love Christmas. I love Christmas. You go to stores, you don’t see the word Christmas. It says happy holidays all over. I say, ‘Where’s Christmas?’ I tell my wife, ‘Don’t go to those stores.’ I want to see Christmas. I want to see Christmas.”
So as we enter the Christmas season with President-elect Trump, what can we expect?
Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski appeared on Fox News Tuesday telling people that it is once again acceptable to say “Merry Christmas.”
“It’s not a pejorative word anymore,” Lewandowski said.
So as 2016 draws to a close later this month, I say to you all, “Merry Christmas!”