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pedwingeorge October 26th, 2014 7:10pm

Which would rather hear? Merry Christmas, or Happy Holidays

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10/27/14 3:23 pm

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

ladyniner81 I hate people
10/27/14 2:14 pm

Merry Christmas. To say otherwise is uncivilized.

Reeze The TARDIS
10/27/14 11:01 am

I don't understand why many non-Christians celebrate Christmas...

steelcity Pittsburgh
10/27/14 12:31 pm

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!

10/27/14 3:11 pm

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.

Reeze The TARDIS
10/27/14 3:14 pm

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,

Reeze The TARDIS
10/27/14 3:15 pm

But I think it would be nice if there was also a secular holiday on December 27th (ish?).

10/27/14 3:21 pm

Actually, Reeze, you may not be able to have Christmas without Christ, but many people do. Many...

bnnt Los Angeles
10/27/14 9:14 am

By not saying Christmas it sounds un genuine. Even in a PC place like Europe they say Christmas.

AppleCougar08 TEXAS
10/27/14 7:35 am

I like to hear Merry Christmas, but I only say Happy Holidays, unless I know that they definitely celebrate Christmas.

koalapanda The Universe
10/27/14 7:18 am

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.

HammeringMan Gods Away On Business
10/27/14 7:04 am

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.

10/27/14 5:56 am

I celebrate Christmas. So I prefer to hear Merry Christmas. I will say Happy Holidays to someone that I know celebrates Hanukkah, for example.

RedDye40 Way Over Yonder
10/27/14 3:52 am

Either is fine, as long as the sentiment is genuine and not rote.

Fungamer2817 Intriguing...
10/26/14 10:40 pm

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.

10/27/14 3:54 pm

Oh the weather outside is frightful...

10/26/14 10:14 pm

For me, there is no happiness in the holidays without Christ. It just ends up being a "mas".

MassAsks Boston
10/26/14 9:54 pm

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.

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
10/26/14 11:10 pm

That's my value as well, I accept greetings and well wishes in the spirit they're offered.

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
10/26/14 6:33 pm

I don't have a preference but I usually say Merry Christmas.

JJJSchmidt San Marcos
10/26/14 6:27 pm

I always like wishing people a Joyous Winter Solstice.

ron6923 parts unknown
10/26/14 11:55 pm

Sorta like how i wish everyone a happy zombie Jesus day (Easter).

jvc1133 61535
10/26/14 6:25 pm

Happy Holidays a chicken cop out !

Spartacus AUSTIN
10/26/14 6:06 pm

I Don't care, either one is fine with me.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/26/14 5:32 pm

I dislike Happy Holidays. You could say it on Presidents' Day or Labor Day! Call Christmas what it is! ✞

kelsey498 Colorado
10/26/14 5:27 pm

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!

PresWK Minnesota
10/26/14 5:19 pm

Fuck it, I'm an Atheist and merry Christmas just sounds way more natural

33401 wpb
10/27/14 8:15 am

Me too. Merry $&@#% Christmas!!!

10/26/14 5:18 pm

I say happy holidays because I don't celebrate Christmas the traditional way

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/26/14 5:34 pm

Do you sacrifice a goat? (jk)

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/26/14 5:41 pm

I'm sorry. I'm a retired English teacher. I was just playing with your second sentence – it sounded like a great setup. :o)

JaySaladJay I got a bucket of chicken
10/26/14 8:09 pm

I sacrifice a human heart to the soup God every year and I'm very offended.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/26/14 9:50 pm

Sounds Mmm, mmm good, buddy! Remember, liberal hearts make better Minestrone.

10/27/14 3:56 pm

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?

10/26/14 5:14 pm

I usually say Happy Holidays to encompass both Christmas and New Years.

rons Thanks America
10/26/14 5:12 pm

There's Christmas and New Years. MC and a ANY!

Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/26/14 4:59 pm

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.

rons Thanks America
10/26/14 5:12 pm

Nicely stated!

madeit Houston Area
10/26/14 9:41 pm

Christmas is not a day. It is a season that lasts from Christmas day until the Epiphany of the Lord on January 6th.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/26/14 10:15 pm

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.

rons Thanks America
10/27/14 6:05 am

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.

EarlyBird Portland
10/26/14 4:38 pm

I like Merry Christmas.

EarlyBird Portland
10/26/14 4:39 pm

And I'm atheist but it brings back happy memories.

Torfin Never Behind
10/26/14 3:18 pm

I use them interchangably. The issue is when organizations -refuse- to use Christmas.

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
10/26/14 1:05 pm

Couldn't care less.

Wert A picture of my junk
10/26/14 12:51 pm

I don't really care. I take them in spirit rather than literally.

FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
10/26/14 12:50 pm

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.