James Wolcott wants us all to know
that Christmas isn't dead.
This thin-skinned grievance-collecting gives birth to all sorts of urban legends and rumors about big institutions being hostile to Christ's birthday, such as the one that swirled on WOR radio last week about how Macy's employees had been instructed not to say "Merry Christmas!" to shoppers. A fiction that was put to rest when the host hit Macy's website and saw its "Merry Christmas" greeting, and Macy's employees chimed in over the phones to say there was no such policy.
Okay, here's the link to Macy's website
. Can you find the "Merry Christmas" greeting? This is the exact same link Wolcott had in his post.