This is something Jews like myself have to deal with every year during the Holiday season. Most stores/restaurants/etc. will tell you “Happy Holidays” upon your exit. However, quite often people (cashiers and whatnot) will say to me, “Merry Christmas!”
They’re just trying to be nice, but it really is wrong of them to assume that I celebrate Christmas. Christmas technically is a religious holiday, believe it or not.
In fact, it’s not just Jews who don’t celebrate Christmas. In Los Angeles, which is the MOST ethnically diverse city in the world, plenty of people don’t do Christmas.
Every time this happens to me, I quickly run through the thought-process, “Should I correct this person?” Suddenly I then realize that I’ve already said, “You too” back, and have been handed a receipt and have gone on my merry (no irony intended) way.
I guess it’s ok. People are just trying to be nice. I mean, it’s not as if these people are trying to convert me, or trying to convince me the Holocaust didn’t happen.
I generally like the Christmas/Holiday/whatever you wanna call it season anyway.