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FacePalm December 17th, 2016 1:11pm

I have never in my life been told that I should not say Merry Christmas. I have been told that I should not say Happy Holidays. Who is being censored?

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
12/17/16 4:33 pm

Neither of these groups, specifically, but rational humans who value precision in speech (who may fall into either group), explicitly.

cyanospool The Deep North
12/17/16 1:46 pm

The fact that this is what people, both Christians and secularists, consider persecution in this country just shows just how far we all have our heads up our ásses.

cyanospool The Deep North
12/17/16 1:48 pm

Or censorship. I guess not everyone cries persecution, but the way people are quick to call it censorship or anything else that extreme might as well.

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
12/17/16 1:55 pm

I think the whole thing is silly.

12/17/16 2:16 pm

Agreed now give me my non persecutive starbuck's cup!

Wino I need a drink
12/17/16 1:36 pm

I've been criticized because I send "Happy Holiday" or "Season's Greetings" cards. I find it insane as I send and receive cards from people of multiple religions (their cards are similar). Why would I exclude people? When I'm "called out" on saying it or sending it, I simply explain that as a Christian I believe that everyone should be included in the joy of the season and that Jesus wasn't into excluding people.

theNobamist Silicon Valley
12/17/16 1:11 pm

I've been told not to say Merry Christmas. And unless they're helping me pay my bills (ie my job) I tell them to screw off.

I also don't say Merry Christmas to someone I know isn't Christian. I'll say Hanukkah or Diwali if I know their holiday.

Senate101 San Diego
12/17/16 1:00 pm

I have never been told either. Honestly I think this is a non-issue and is not as widespread as people think it is.

wolf124 California
12/17/16 4:57 pm

I agree.

MeanBrett Michigan
12/17/16 10:32 am

I never have either. I think most sensible people recognize when I say "Merry Christmas" that it is a way for me to wish them well this time of year. I would never change what I say if someone did try to "correct" me. It's their loss for being too sensitive.

12/17/16 1:16 pm

Would you be ok with someone telling you happy Hanukkah or Eid Mubarak?

MeanBrett Michigan
12/17/16 1:34 pm

I would be pleased to hear it

12/17/16 2:15 pm

At least your consistent.

MeanBrett Michigan
12/17/16 2:20 pm

It's the thought that counts

dawl adulting
12/17/16 10:00 am

I've never been told either.

teachinla California
12/17/16 9:16 am

I have only been told that it is wrong to say Merry Christmas. Actually, Happy Holidays means Happy Holy Days, so that ought to annoy secularists as well. Holiday, as a cessation from work, is chiefly modern British.

Nuclear Boaty McBoatface
12/17/16 9:04 am

Yup. I usually say, "have a happy holiday" no matter which holiday it is, things like memorial day. I've been bitched at a couple times though by older people.

Kay41 the Midwest
12/17/16 8:47 am

I've not been told either one.

12/17/16 8:04 am

I just got an email from a family member on all the reasons I shouldn't say happy holidays.

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
12/17/16 12:45 pm

LoL - sorry, that just amuses me 8)

Seriiusly? 8)

12/17/16 1:15 pm

Seriously. I said, I'll say whatever I damn well please to include a happy Hanukkah to my Jewish family and friends!

12/17/16 7:38 am

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12/17/16 7:08 am

I have held several government positions and been told never to say anything other than happy holidays. Outside of work, no one has ever said a word.

jlong105 Indiana
12/17/16 6:43 am

Well if you only say happy holidays people would not waste their time telling you not to say Merry Christmas.

In my life I say Merry Christmas and have been told to say happy holidays.

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
12/17/16 12:44 pm

I say Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. No expression of well wishes offends me.