I told you this would happen. Christmas is a few weeks away and there are hardly anyone in the media saying or displaying the words: "Merry Christmas" in any of the commercials or promos. They now say "Happy Holidays", Christmas has become the 800-pound gorilla around this time, everyone knows the holiday is indeed "Christmas" but no one in the TV media is acknowledging it by wishing "Merry Christmas" to the viewers like they've done many years ago as a tradition.
No more "newer" Christmas specials where the celebrities get together for an all-star telecast like what NBC used to do. These days they may decorate their commercials with trees, ornaments, and Santa Claus, but how can they have all these Christmas decors in the ads with no words or speech that says: "Merry Christmas" in it? But they've acknowledged and said "Happy Thanksgiving" over and over last month, and "Happy Halloween" in October but they are beginning to faze out Christmas with every year that passes by. Just like the way things are in the general media it's only going to get worse.
Every year since 2005 I've made sure to decorate my website with lights and this year and the years to come with a Christmas Countdown on my homepage because I haven't forgotten how things used to be. Some TV stations they still have Yule's Log (basically a log burning in the fire-place with old Christmas music playing on Christmas Eve/Morning.) They've done this last year on the WB/CW affiliates, but I'm not sure if they will air Yule's Log this year. This so-called celebration of Christmas is getting very sketchy but I hope I wasn't the only one who has noticed the Christmas name is slowly getting fazed out of the TV media.