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Posted: December 21, 2017 2:48 p.m.
Updated: December 22, 2017 1:00 a.m.

Readers may be wondering about the headline above.

We are not kowtowing to the “thought police” or trying to be politically correct. But we do realize that, while most folks in Kershaw County probably do celebrate Christmas, there are quite a few out there who are celebrating holidays and occasions other than Christmas.  And yet, there’s something about wishing everyone “happy holidays” that just seems a little, well, clichéd. There’s nothing intrinsically wrong, or even insincere about the phrase; it just seems a bit hollow, at least to us.

On the other hand, the term “wassail” is an old Saxon holiday greeting that simply means, “be well.” It’s simple, but it’s heartfelt, and it covers a lot of ground. 

And it just sounds so spirited when one says it out loud.

We at the C-I would like to wish everyone in the community a wonderful holiday season and hope everyone is blessed throughout the year. We wish everyone to be well.

We are all about celebrating peace, love, good will toward all and the spirit of giving and generosity -- and the occasion is always sweeter and even more joyous when celebrating with loved ones. We believe these are important, even vital things to celebrate, and they are made all the more wonderful because they do transcend religious outlooks, secular labels and mere calendar designations. In fact, these are things we should celebrate and promote all year long.

As always, we wish you bountiful blessings and good tidings throughout the year.

In other words, Wassail!


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