However, it's not the only special day in winter. And Christians do not have a monopoly on winter, whatever some people may think.
There are other religious and non-religious holidays during this time of year. Hannukkah. Yule. Boxing Day. Kwanzaa. The secular new year. Christmas is just one more. True, it's the big one, but I think I've made my point that it's not the only one.
Some people think that if other religions are acknowledged that Christianity will be marginalized. (In fact, some people made a big fuss about BBC covering the Pagan celebration of Samhain earlier this year, saying that they were marginalizing Christianity by doing so. You can read about it here.) But here's the thing -- Christianity is one of the biggest world religions. I don't think it's in any danger of falling by the wayside anytime soon.
Besides, Jesus taught tolerance and love. I think it's safe to say that he isn't offended by the all inclusive "Happy Holidays". And trying to shove Christmas down the throats of non-Christians is definitely not tolerant or loving. In fact, I would say that it alienates people, something which I think those who talk about there being a war on Christmas haven't figured out yet.
"Happy Holidays" really isn't a war on Christmas. It's just acknowledging that there are other paths as well.
Happy Holidays, everyone. :)