The cold weather and the ugly fake trees with flashing red and green lights at every intersection seem to be adding to an unintentional Christmas spirit. Will this be the the wake-up call for Islamists to object to these crimes against taste?
I remember last year some idiots distributed an infammatory flyer warning Muslims not wish fellow Christians a Merry Christmas because to do so would be to accept the divinity of Jesus Christ, and that Christians are all infidels and going to hell anyway.
If an ill-informed friend or family member - or indeed some deranged bearded stranger - tells you not to wish Merry Christmas to anyone, you may remind them politely that Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus (a legit prophet last time I checked), and is similar to our celebrations of the birth of the Prophet Muhammad, minus the trees, angst and commercialism. You may also gently remind them how our fellow Christians go out of their way to wish us a Ramadan/Eid Mubarak every year.
A little reciprocal civility never hurt anyone.