I want to create good will this December.
If I know you are Jewish, I will wish you “Happy Hanukkah.”
If I know you are Christian, I will wish you “Merry Christmas.”
If I know you are African-American, and I know you celebrate Kwanzaa, I will wish you “Happy Kwanzaa.” If I know you are Christian, I may also wish you “Merry Christmas.”
If I know you are Pagan, I will wish you “A Cool Yule.”
If I know you are Muslim, early in December I will wish you prosperity and warm wishes for Mawlid an Nabi. (Happy Birthday of Mohammad, pbuh.)
If I know you are Buddhist, early this December, I will wish you “Happy Bodhi Day”, (That’s the day when Siddhartha Gautama attained enlightenment under the Bodhi Tree and became the Buddha.)
If you are someone I see casually in a store or on a street, I will wish you “Happy Holidays.” Because in America, a person has religious freedom.
If you are someone I care about, I will either wish you “Happy Holidays” or take the time to ask whether you celebrate Kwanzaa or Christmas or Hanukkah or Solstice/Yule or some other holiday or no holiday at all, this time of year.
In that way, I might learn more about you before the new year.