Why would someone be offended when someone else says Merry Christmas? I understand if your not religious or if you practice a different faith that doesn't celebrate Christmas but why be offended instead of just issuing your own well wishes back? It's not like they meant any harm to you.Answer Question
Answer by amybaby_19 at 4:35 PM on Dec. 7, 2010
Answer by AbsoluteSelf at 4:35 PM on Dec. 7, 2010
I wouldnt be offended at all if I were a non-christian and were wished well.
HOWEVER, I do think it is rude of Christians (and I am one) to simply assume EVERYone is Christian. There are MANY well wishes that are not "Merry Christmas". I think it is very ego centric to go around saying it.
I personally take great care to wish my Jewish friends a Happy Chanukah, my Christian friends "Merry Christmas", and for those who I am unsure or who I know do not celebrate either "Happy Holidays" or what ever is appropriate at the time.
Answer by Anonymous at 4:37 PM on Dec. 7, 2010
It doesn't offend me when someone says merry Christmas to me, actually. I do sometimes get annoyed when someone "corrects" another, like a friend of mine who is a great christian, goes on mission trips and everything posted "second holiday party of the season" as her facebook status and someone else commented and said, CHRISTmas party dear, CHRISTmas party. - That's annoying, BUT it NEVER offends me when someone says "Merry Christmas!" to me with a smile on their face :-)
Answer by .Northernstar. at 4:37 PM on Dec. 7, 2010
Answer by pixie_trix at 4:53 PM on Dec. 7, 2010
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 5:25 PM on Dec. 7, 2010
Answer by bandgeek521 at 5:33 PM on Dec. 7, 2010
Answer by 2tinyhineys at 6:04 PM on Dec. 7, 2010
Why would someone be offended when someone else says Merry Christmas? Because they choose to be. Not everyone celebrates christmas, but christianity is a majority in the US so it is assumed. Those who take offense to well wishes were just looking for something to be offended about.
Answer by 2autisticsmom at 7:19 PM on Dec. 7, 2010
Answer by Shaneagle777 at 9:23 PM on Dec. 7, 2010