Why do you say Happy Holidays?

  • I know that there is not just one celebration in Dec and like to include everyone

  • To be politically correct

  • I don't say Happy Holidays

  • other

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Submitted by at 10:22 AM on Dec. 14, 2008
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Submitted by at 10:22 AM on Dec. 14, 2008
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  • SabrinaMBo...
    Submitted by   at 10:50 AM on December 14, 2008

    My husband celebrates Christmas, I celebrate Yule and our freinds do other things... Happy holidays is just all inclusive!

  • anime_mom6...
    Submitted by   at 11:27 AM on December 14, 2008

    I don't say it. I know, maybe I'm a Grinch but it's not something I feel comfortable saying to anyone but friends & family. For some people this time of year is not happy.

  • BsWifey
    Submitted by   at 11:45 AM on December 14, 2008

    Other: I will say Happy Holidays if I know someone isn't Christian and/or doesn't like it. Otherwise I say Merry Christmas, I'm wishing you well... get over it. I wouldn't get offended if someone wished me Happy H anukkah or a Happy Kwanzaa, etc.

    Saw this and loved it...

    The manner in which the politically correct preach and practice "diversity" seems dreadfully intolerant.

    Contrast that with the inclusive attitude of the Protestant or Catholic who joyfully spreads seasonal goodwill to Jews, Atheists, Muslims, Hindus, Agnostics, Buddhists, etc; by wishing them a "Merry Christmas."

    Don't let PC prevent a "Merry Christmas".

    True, unlike theocratic states like Israel and Iran, the United States does not have a state religion. However, how can any objective observer not recognize that this country is culturally a Christian nation? Enough, already, with "Happy Holidays." Why should anyone take offense at "Merry Christmas," a greeting which is so full of good will?

    Does "diversity" flow only in one direction?

    I have to say that I do not agree that we "should" say Merry Christmas. This is a country which will not persecute one for being Christian. Nor should one be persecuted for being Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, or any other noninvasive belief. I hope we are not forgetting the Constitution which allows us the freedoms we enjoy.

    Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress,
    non-addictive, gender neutral celebration of the winter solstice
    holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all; "plus" a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling, and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great, (not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country or is the only "AMERICA" in the western hemisphere), and without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith, choice of computer platform, or sexual preference of the wisher.

    By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms.
    This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely
    transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no
    promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for
    her/himself or others, and is void where prohibited by law, and is
    revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. This wish is warranted
    to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for
    a period of one year, or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday
    greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement
    of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the
    wisher who assumes no responsibility for any unintended emotional stress these greetings may bring to those not caught up in the holiday spirit.

    How ridiculous is that? "Merry Christmas" everyone!

  • BsWifey
    Submitted by   at 11:46 AM on December 14, 2008

    By the way, this country has become overly sensitive... and that comes from someone with minorities in my family as well as friends... and they will all tell you the same.

  • anime_mom6...
    Submitted by   at 12:49 PM on December 14, 2008

    So BsWifey, if I don't anything because I don't want to be hurtful to someone who could be going through a painful ordeal, I'm being "overly sensitive?" There are a lot of people out there that, despite their religion, are suffering from things we may not understand. I can tell you from experience that when you are going through something like that you don't want anyone to wish you happy or merry anything. Some people are just trying to get through life and this time of year is very hard on them. You can't tell by looking at them who those people are, so why try to make someones life worse?

    Now, if it's someone I know or if someone says it to me first I will respond accordingly. I don't think it's wrong to be sensitive to other people's feelings though.

  • mom2adults...
    Submitted by   at 1:10 PM on December 14, 2008

    My grandson's school told them to say Happy Holidays because Merry Christmas signifies GOD & God is NOT to be in schools. He was soooooo upset he told my son that he wasn't going back to that school...
    Poor Aden.

  • stvmen88
    Submitted by   at 2:23 PM on December 14, 2008

    I don't. I very proudly say Merry CHRISTmas!

  • justanothe...
    Submitted by   at 4:42 PM on December 14, 2008

    I say Happy Holidays for the most part because it includes anyone that celebrate and represents the "season" better. There are 4 or more major holidays celebrated in December. Christmas is just ONE day out of 31. I don't understand why Christians get all bent out of shape. I'll gladly wish everyone "Merry Christmas" on December 25th. The other days I'll say Happy Holidays.
    Christians that complain about this stuff just sound arrogant and selfish. I wrote a journal about it.

  • mesmoreyez...
    Submitted by   at 6:36 PM on December 14, 2008

    oh and bswifey, get a life!

  • julianjord...
    Submitted by   at 9:01 PM on December 14, 2008

    Submitted by stvmen88 at 2:23 PM on December 14, 2008 I don't. I very proudly say Merry CHRISTmas!

     I second that! PROUDLY!


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