Happy Christmas!

Maggie will tell you that the first Christmas card ever published had contained the common holiday phrase “A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year”. Being a dog that loves Christmas she would also remind you that since the early 1500’s "Merry Christmas" has been the standard greeting during the month of December. I recently returned from England and was brought up to speed on why there is a difference between “Happy Christmas” and “Merry Christmas.” On a tour of London, the conversation came up of King Henry VIII’s top advisor-Thomas Cromwell who used the phrase and during the time the famous carol “We Wish You a Merry Christmas," became popular. The phrase “Merry Christmas” was made even more popular when it was used as a proper greeting in Charles Dickens’ famous tale [...]