Someone ought to buy Bill O’Reilly a ticket over here. They love Christmas. Love love it. With their peepees, just so that’s clear.
There’s an English-language ad in this month’s that’s Beijing from a company called “ILLINOIS YOU LIFESTYLE” that demands that the reader “MARRY CHRISTMAS!”. There are jolly little Santa hats on all the Starbucks workers here, and enough sparkling and tinsel to precipitate a Pridefest.
Everywhere I go, after conducting my business entirely in Chinese, I’m wished a hesitant “marry Christmas” in English.
And I reply, “Happy Kwanzaa.”