The important part of this holiday is the spirit behind it, not how we label it. The joy of spending time with our families, being loving towards one another, and giving gifts to show that love. Personally, I loathe both organized religion and how excessively politically correct our culture has become. But I think that in this case, making the holiday generic (ie saying Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas) actually facilitates humanity loving one another and celebrating together. People get far too easily offended about their religion. Including the name of the central religious figure of a foreign religion could easily alienate or offend a non-Christian. At bare minimum, it instantly points out that you are different from than rather than the same. Can’t we all just get along during this holiday season?
Let’s be inclusive rather than exclusive this time of year. I think Jesus would approve, don’t you? And, besides, it’s not like he was actually born in the winter anyways. Read your bible if you don’t believe me. The only reason Christmas is even on December 25th is because the church needed to convert pagans and they had a huge Solstice celebration going on right about the same time. Same thing with Easter. But that’s a whole different debate that I don’t really want to go into right now.