I know it has become fashionable to say Happy Holidays because so many people do not subscribe to the Judeo-Christian beliefs that used to be commonplace in the United States. Yes, the U.S. is a melting pot of beliefs and customs, and we all really do need to learn to play nice. That’s fine. I have no real problem with that, per se. Everyone is welcome here, so long as you don’t strap a suicide vest to yourself and go boom in a crowded marketplace.
I am, technically, an Agnostic, but I was raised as a Christian, and my default is “Merry Christmas”. Whether I know there is a God or not, I still want everyone to have a good Christmas, not necessarily the religious holiday, although, if that’s your norm, then go for it, but definitely the family holiday, where we all get together and eat, reminisce, laugh, and just spend time together. I cannot imagine being offended, however, if someone wants to throw a “Happy Hannukah” my way, or a “Happy Kwanza”. I don’t get hung up on details most of the time. I understand what you are saying, and what you intended to say, and I am fine with that. Just be with those you love, let them know you love them, and be nice to strangers you meet in your travels. God or no God, we are all in this together, and we should always show our best face to others.
Merry Christmas, Y’all.