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Happy Holidays or Happy Christmas?

Updated on December 21, 2010
Happy Christmas
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Politically What?

Lyjo asked the question, what is the politcally correct thing to say, Happy Holidays or Happy Christmas?

You can call an apple an orange but it will still be an apple and taste like an apple. Politically correct means saying things like Chairperson instead of Chairman. People say, to be politically correct, you should say American, Native American or African American. I disagree, I think you should say American, African American or European American.

Getting back to Christmas, it should still be called Christmas as that is what it is. It doesn't matter if some people say they are offended. I thought the US had freedom of speech. That not only means you may say what you like, it means you shouldn't be offended by what anyone else might say. Therefore if someone says they are offended, then they are not being a real American.

This also applies to the Ten Commandments in public buildings. They should be there. Not only Christians but also Jews and Muslims believe in the Old Testament and most countries have based their laws around the commandments.

I am not from the United States but what confuses me about them is; They can send their troops all over the World, to die for their beliefs, whilst at home their politicians are eroding them.

So, say happy Christmas, if you want to and be pleased to do it, no matter what anyone might think. While we are at it, what is this Spring Break? Is it Easter, or what?

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      Seven 2 years ago

      Wonderful exnlapation of facts available here.

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      Shane 6 years ago

      Religiolous, Christm-hanuk-kwanza.... I will say Merry Christmas to my Friends even if they are not Judeo Christians... because it is my holiday and I am the one celebrating it. If they want to say Happy Holidays I won't stop them. Also the troops that are fighting for me are not all christian, Some are Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, atheist or what ever.. Religion is not my culture. Culture is an organized system of learned behavior. Religion is a system that teaches behavior. Americans do not learn culture through religion. So American culture is not based on religion. ( I Might be wrong )

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      rafken 6 years ago from The worlds my oyster

      Sam. The freedom I speak of is what soldiers have died for. So to You, it makes sense to say to the serving soldiers in Afghanistan, Happy Holidays. They wont get any holiday, they will be on duty every day. For when they get a rest from their duties, I will wish them all A merry Christmas.

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      Sam 6 years ago

      This makes no since! I would not tell someone Happy Hanukkah if I didn't know they were Jewish. Cause they wouldn't know how to reply nor would they need to. Also people have the right to be free in their beliefs, though I don't think anyone should just assume that everyone is of the Christian faith! The freedom you preach of is why it is best to just say Happy Holidays....

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      rachellrobinson 6 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      I absolutely agree, and love the fact that you brought up:

      "I am not from the United States but what confuses me about them is; They can send their troops all over the World, to die for their beliefs, whilst at home their politicians are eroding them."

      This was a really awesome hub. I am going to tell my friends and family about, because this is something I think they would like to read.

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      rafken 6 years ago from The worlds my oyster

      Thank you

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      Linda Rawlinson 6 years ago from Lancaster, UK

      Quite right, totally agree. Christmas is Christmas. If others celebrate it as something else then they can call it what they like, and I won't be offended.