Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays?
Where I live, it is actually against the retail rules to wish someone a Merry Christmas. I use to say it anyways because it is my celebration and if someone wants to wish me a Happy Hannukah, I will thank them!
I'm an atheist, but I'm pretty sure the holiday is called Christmas!
"Happy Holidays" just doesn't really mean anything to me.. "Merry Christmas" has meaning. It's my opinion that anyone who gets offended by either, though, is just being silly and intentionally confrontational.
There are several holidays of alternate religions that coincide with Xmas - Hannukah, Yule, Kwanza etc. But I do agree with your last bit!
Yes, you're right about that! My mistake.
They may wish me a happy Hannukah, Yule, Kawnza, and anything else they like as well! Those also have meaning, even if not to me.
I was saying that "Happy Holidays" is too vague-- just say what you mean
Doesn't bother me either way - Happy Holiday, Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Happy Kwanza, Blessed Yule - at least they were thinking nice things and wishing me well!.
I'm an agnostic atheist, and am not offended by any of them. I'm happy to be thought of in a way that someone would wish me happiness or 'merry-ness"
I don't mind either Happy Christmas or Happy Holiday. I think it is nice to wish anyone a Happy Christmas or Happy Holiday. It is a nice way of greeting someone during this coming Christmas Season and New Year come to that.
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to everyone!!!I know it's a bit early, but I'll be losing my connection to the outside world in exactly 30 minutes.Celebrate in style and stay safe everyone!See y'all in 2011 if not sooner!Beth
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