born & raised in an Italian household where I learned to cook from my grandmother who was born & raised in Salerno, Italy..moved to the USA when 18..became a proud American citizen..learned the language because she was proud to be an American..as am I !!!you either Love my country, or get out!!! I say "Merry Christmas"..why not.. if every one can say Happy Hannakuh, or Happy Kwanza etc. then I can say "Merry Christmas" as should every Christian in my country!!!