Every year about now there's a discussion in the US about how insensitive it is to talk about Christmas, since not all Americans are Christians. I've always found this discussion silly. True, Hannuka is the same season - but Hannuka is a very minor holiday on the Jewish calender. And there's this Kwanzaa thing, that apparently comes from Africa, but I'll bet, without knowing the facts mind you, that if someone does the research they'll find that Kwanzaa is even less central to the identity of most Africans than Hannuka is for Jews. Christmas, on the other hand, is a very important holiday for Christians, right up there with Easter, and that's why its' traditionally important in America, which after all is and always has been deeply influenced by things Christian.
I even have the sneaking suspicion that the new fad of pretending it's season of holidays rather than the season of Christmas, may be emanating from those parts of the American public that would be eager to set aside the Christian elements of their own identity. But I can't prove that.
One of the many impressive things about the US is that American Christians have gone further than any previous group of Christians in ridding their religion of its major antisemitic baggage. That's good, and it's a reason many Jews feel so comfortable in America and love their country. But it's still a Christian society in many ways, and if people wish to mark a major Christian holiday, why kvetch?
Jeffry Goldberg has a post up about this. I differ from him in that I prefer not to live in a society that's mostly Christian, but I expect that if I did live there my sentiments would be exactly the same as his; even as things are I mostly agree with him. (Due disclosure: I often agree with him).