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If Christmas is a National Holiday

Why is it wrong to say Merry Christmas as a greeting to anyone you see? Why can't a Public building have a Merry Christmas sign if they are just recognizing the federal holiday?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:00 PM on Dec. 6, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • cause some ppl just like to cry and complain about everything, oh and did i mention them bringing religion into this mess
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:03 PM on Dec. 6, 2009

  • http://www.opm.gov/Operating_Status_Schedules/fedhol/2009.asp
    A Federal Building can have a sign that states Happy Veteren's Day, Happy 4th of July, and Happy Thanksgiving Day. But they can't say Merry Christmas?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:04 PM on Dec. 6, 2009

  • Some ppl take offense bc they are not Christian or Catholic. Christmas is a Christian holiday. I use to work with a lot of Jewish ppl and we were told to say Happy Holidays instead. Lol
    MLM0503

    Answer by MLM0503 at 8:04 PM on Dec. 6, 2009

  • But the Federal Holiday is very clear. National Holiday: December 25th---Christmas Day.
    Public Buildings should be allowed to recognize a national holiday.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:06 PM on Dec. 6, 2009

  • It's not wrong to say Merry Christmas. The point is that not everyone celebrates the holiday. If our country recognizes Christmas (which has obvious religious overtones), then Hannukah, Kwanzaa, and any other religous holiday should be recognized too. Fair is fair. This is NOT a christian nation.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:07 PM on Dec. 6, 2009

  • This is NOT a christian nation The Federal Holiday is Christmas. So if a government building is acknowledging a Federal Holiday, they aren't doing anything wrong.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:09 PM on Dec. 6, 2009

  • I know....it's CRAZY to think that every business (with the exception of some service industry businesses) is closed on December 25th and to act like it's for any other reason than Christmas!!!
    SanDiegoMaxMom

    Answer by SanDiegoMaxMom at 8:09 PM on Dec. 6, 2009

  • The only reason Christmas was ever declared a federal holiday is because everyone called in sick if they didn't. It's not worth it for the government offices to be open that day because we are paying for lights and heat and resources that aren't being used. If everyone celebrated Orthodox Christmas on January 6th instead, January 6th would be the federal day off. If the majority were Jewish, we'd see a holiday for Hannukah, and federal offices would be closed on Saturday instead of Sunday. It has nothing to do with acknowledging anything - it's purely economic.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 8:12 PM on Dec. 6, 2009

  • Interesting point, NotPanicking...
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:15 PM on Dec. 6, 2009

  • To anon 5: I think it's arrogant of us as a nation to decide that just because another religion/culture has a holiday in December that it;s their most important holiday. Most other religions (Jew and Muslims) celebrate their important holidays in October. If we're really trying to be accepting of other's faiths, we'd recornize their important holidays verses ones that fall close to Christmas.

    SanDiegoMaxMom

    Answer by SanDiegoMaxMom at 8:16 PM on Dec. 6, 2009

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