This year the “Merry Christmas” salutations and farewells were more numerous than ever. A few years ago, it seemed, even in Christian churches and among Christians, a “Merry Christmas” might be met with embarrassment or disapproval, because if a non-Christian happened to be passing by, he might feel excluded. But this year I gave many Merry Christmases and received even more, even in the supermarket and at the newsstands, and even from clearly non-Christian folks! This is how it should be. It spreads holiday cheer to all. And it shows what a little pushing back against multi-culti and PC can do.