Why? Why does it offend Christians when people say Happy Holidays? I say Happy Holidays because, guess what, I'm NOT Christian. It's much easier than saying Merry Christma-hanna-kwanza-yule every freaking time.
Not everyone in the world is Christian.
We don't all celebrate your holidays. Why are you allowed to say Merry Christmas to EVERYONE (even people who are clearly sporting a pentagram or a Star of David) but we can't say Happy Holidays without being freaked out upon?
Answer by pnwmom at 5:14 AM on Nov. 20, 2010
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Answer by sailorwifenmom at 5:43 AM on Nov. 20, 2010
You can say Happy holidays and people do, I just happen to like to say Merry Christmas. I've had people upset because I say Merry Christmas instead of Happy holiday, but why shouldn't I be allowed to say Christmas? I don't let it bother me there are just some grumpy people in the world.
I would love if someone wished me a Happy Hanukkah or a blessed Ramadan even if I don't practice these religions it's still meant as a loving gesture. To me the name of the holiday has a more emotional connection so I like hearing it. Happy holidays is not as meaningful but I still like to hear it.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 5:49 AM on Nov. 20, 2010
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Answer by heathermarie32 at 6:55 AM on Nov. 20, 2010
I really don't give a rip what people say, but to tell a Christian that they shouldn't say "Merry Christmas is just WRONG". Really. Would you tell a Jewish individual not to say "Happy Hanukkah" Would you tell an African American not to say "Happy Kwanzaa"? Would you tell any other religions not to say their particular holiday greeting to anyone? It seems to me that most people take their "freedom of religion" clause in the Constitution to mean "Freedom from Christianity".
Answer by layh41407 at 7:55 AM on Nov. 20, 2010
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