I wanted to take a moment to express my appreciation for Walmart's use of the warm Greeting of Merry Christmas in their commercials. While I appreciate the range of religious or non-religious preferences inthe populations, the recognition of this time of the year as being due to Christmas is much appreciated.
The Greeting of "Merry Christmas" should not offend anyone, nor would I be offended if someone of another faith wished me happiness based on their faith.
My entire family has noted your willingness to share this longstanding greeting of joy and well wishes and, for us, we all intend to focus our Christmas shopping at Wwalmart, as well as the remainder of the year. It seems it has become so fashionable to avoid any mention of Christianity, and while I, personally, if not particularly religious I believe it is appropriate to aknowledge this wonderful time of the year for what it is, and Christian well wishes should not offend anyone.
Again, THANK YOU :-)
John Conley, MD