Which would rather hear? Merry Christmas, or Happy Holidays
Well since I don't celebrate Christmas, it's a little weird and assuming. On the other hand, I certainly take no offense. Someone's well meaning comment, regardless of rationale, has little to do with me. I just smile and nod
I only say Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas. To say otherwise is uncivilized.
Unless you're Jewish of course
I don't understand why many non-Christians celebrate Christmas...
You mean the federally accepted day off of work encouraging consumerism and materialism while plunging people into staggering amounts of debt? For the GDP of course!
Because it's now a cultural holiday now. I often wonder why so many Christians utilize Santa, stockings, and gifts, which has nothing to do with the religious part of the holiday.
Christmas itself is celebrating the birth of Christ. Presents and Santa are simply festive traditions to use with kids. However, you cannot have Christmas without Christ. I understand that everyone wants to celebrate during the holidays,
But I think it would be nice if there was also a secular holiday on December 27th (ish?).
Actually, Reeze, you may not be able to have Christmas without Christ, but many people do. Many...
By not saying Christmas it sounds un genuine. Even in a PC place like Europe they say Christmas.
I like to hear Merry Christmas, but I only say Happy Holidays, unless I know that they definitely celebrate Christmas.
I am not a Christian, I will say happy holidays, but I like it when people say merry Christmas to me. I also celebrate it.
I would rather:
NOT see Christmas stuff before Halloween or Thanksgiving.
I would rather NO ONE exhibit prejudice at any time.
I gladly enjoy either greeting.
It was meant kindly.
I celebrate Christmas. So I prefer to hear Merry Christmas. I will say Happy Holidays to someone that I know celebrates Hanukkah, for example.
Either is fine, as long as the sentiment is genuine and not rote.
I don't like hearing the word 'Christmas' because I start thinking about the songs. I would kill if it meant I didn't have to heard a Christmas song again.
Oh the weather outside is frightful...
For me, there is no happiness in the holidays without Christ. It just ends up being a "mas".
It's a federal holiday... If you're offended by a good old "Merry Christmas" I feel really sorry for you. If someone wishes me a happy Hanukah I smile and say thank you. It's not pushing religious beliefs on someone by wishing them a happy day.
That's my value as well, I accept greetings and well wishes in the spirit they're offered.
I don't have a preference but I usually say Merry Christmas.
I always like wishing people a Joyous Winter Solstice.
Sorta like how i wish everyone a happy zombie Jesus day (Easter).
Happy Holidays a chicken cop out !
I Don't care, either one is fine with me.
I dislike Happy Holidays. You could say it on Presidents' Day or Labor Day! Call Christmas what it is! ✞
I'm an atheist but I don't mind hearing Merry Christmas as I still celebrate the non-religious parts of it. Either one is fine with me!
Fuck it, I'm an Atheist and merry Christmas just sounds way more natural
Me too. Merry $&@#% Christmas!!!
I say happy holidays because I don't celebrate Christmas the traditional way
Do you sacrifice a goat? (jk)
No I'm not a Christian
I'm sorry. I'm a retired English teacher. I was just playing with your second sentence – it sounded like a great setup. :o)
I sacrifice a human heart to the soup God every year and I'm very offended.
Sounds Mmm, mmm good, buddy! Remember, liberal hearts make better Minestrone.
Man, there's got to be a joke in there about how conservatives don't have hearts, but I'm drawing a blank. Little help here?
I usually say Happy Holidays to encompass both Christmas and New Years.
There's Christmas and New Years. MC and a ANY!
Christmas is a day, the holidays go for about two weeks. I like Merry Christmas for Christmas, and either the other holidays individually or a Happy Holidays to include them all. The sentiment is appreciated however it's expressed.
Christmas is not a day. It is a season that lasts from Christmas day until the Epiphany of the Lord on January 6th.
Most commonly Christmas is the day, and Christmastide (the twelve days of Christmas) is the season. There are also lots of individual holidays in that period, Christian and otherwise. That's why I think Happy Holidays is fine, maybe even better.
Seems Christmas starts the day after halloween now! I say happy holidays until Christmas eve then MC and on the 26 start Happy New Year.
I like Merry Christmas.
And I'm atheist but it brings back happy memories.
I use them interchangably. The issue is when organizations -refuse- to use Christmas.
Couldn't care less.
I don't really care. I take them in spirit rather than literally.
I don't have a specific preference, I enjoy and am ok with both. Personally I use happy holidays until we are actually near Christmas, then I switch.