I disagree. I don't see why people can't join in the celebrations of others even if they don't share their faith. Over the years I've been invited to join in religious festivities of different faiths by friends and colleagues and see no reason why I can't celebrate with them. At work, I sit opposite a muslim. He doesn't celebrate christmas at home but he is happy to join in at work, putting up the decorations and sending some of us christmas cards wishing us a happy christmas. Similarly, at the end of ramadan he brings in some food for us to share with him.
statments such Lots of families see it as a holiday like the 4th of July or Thanksgiving, well that is NOT xmas, and that is not joining in. That is we see like this, and we expect you to hide your christen relgion so we dont have to be reminded of it, TO bad, not hiding it, and if they dont like it to bad, they can stop using my holiday as a day to get stuff.
Try telling your mulims co-worker how he is supposed to celebrate,or for that matter try telling my wife who is muslim