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Refreshing To Hear "Merry Christmas" So Often  
User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1633 times:

In the last several days, at work, out shopping, and just running errands, it has been so wonderful hearing so many more people saying "Merry Christmas" instead of "Happy Holidays" to me, and for me to say it back! There is nothing wrong, per se, with "Happy Holidays!", but it's so nice to hear "Merry Christmas"-and to see it on billboards.

And, today, my daughter was in the Christmas Choir concert, and guess what? They said "Christmas", and "Christ", and "Jesus", and "Virgin Mary"-at a public school concert! No one complained. Everyone had a great time.

I'm honestly not looking to start a scrap here, with all these threads about Christmas and the war on it thereof, but just wanted to say how nice a change this has been.

Merry Christmas to all.

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User currently offlineHickoryShampoo From Djibouti, joined Dec 2007, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1628 times:

I'm making a conscious effort to stop the "Happy Holidays" greeting this year. Thus far, I haven't had a single person kick me in the groin over it.


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User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1627 times:



Quoting HickoryShampoo (Reply 1):
I'm making a conscious effort to stop the "Happy Holidays" greeting this year. Thus far, I haven't had a single person kick me in the groin over it.

 rotfl 

Anyone threaten to sue you yet?


User currently offlineHickoryShampoo From Djibouti, joined Dec 2007, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1620 times:

Not yet. But we have until January 7, 2008 before I can definitively say I'm home free.  Big grin


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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7438 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1588 times:
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This evening as I was bidding farewell to passengers as they were deplaning, Mostly everyone said Merry Christmas as they deplaned, a few "Happy Holidays" here and there. I said Merry Christmas to this one couple as they walked by, and they said, "what so merry about it?", hrmmm. They looked crabby when they got on and throughout the flight. Maybe it was the combination that they were stuck in the last row on the DC9 and we were 2 hours late. Well sorry, but it's the snow, the winter wonderland.


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1565 times:

Out here its always been "Merry Christmas"...Whats this about 'Happy Holiday".

regds
MEL



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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16370 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1504 times:

I agree. It's nice to hear "Merry Christmas" more often.

"Happy Holidays" is nothing more than a cynical politically correct attempt to neutralize Christmas so no one gets offended. Thank God it's in retreat.

Merry Christmas all!



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User currently offlineOuboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4616 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1489 times:

Bleh who cares. People should just say what they are comfortable with. I mean, obviously not many Jews are going to say Christmas...and then you have those that celebrate Kwanzaa - whatever that holiday is.

For me...its Happy Whateverthehellyoubelievein. The whole damn thing is too commercialized as is.


User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 days ago) and read 1476 times:
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Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 4):
I said Merry Christmas to this one couple as they walked by, and they said, "what so merry about it?", hrmmm. They looked crabby when they got on and throughout the flight. Maybe it was the combination that they were stuck in the last row on the DC9 and we were 2 hours late. Well sorry, but it's the snow, the winter wonderland.

Some passengers can be such a$$holes... Maybe they both had stinging nettles in their underwear?  Wink



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User currently offlineDc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2302 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1454 times:



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 5):
Out here its always been "Merry Christmas"...Whats this about 'Happy Holiday".

Political correctness. It's an American issue; some people (minorities) think that saying Merry Christmas is offensive because it's a Christian concept. Stores, etc, sometimes employ greetings as to not offend those of other religions. However, for me...

Quoting Ouboy79 (Reply 7):
For me...its Happy Whateverthehellyoubelievein. The whole damn thing is too commercialized as is.

It's just a Christian holiday gone commercial.


User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10349 posts, RR: 26
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1416 times:



Quoting Ouboy79 (Reply 7):
Bleh who cares. People should just say what they are comfortable with. I mean, obviously not many Jews are going to say Christmas...and then you have those that celebrate Kwanzaa - whatever that holiday is.

For me...its Happy Whateverthehellyoubelievein. The whole damn thing is too commercialized as is.

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I say whatever happens to come to mind first. I don't really care if you don't celebrate it; I don't really care if I don't celebrate it.

I don't think I've ever actually met anyone who celebrates Kwanzaa.....the whole basis for that holiday sounds pretty questionable anyway. Not that I really care - celebrate it if you want to.



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (7 years 23 hours ago) and read 1382 times:



Quoting Dc9northwest (Reply 9):
some people (minorities) think that saying Merry Christmas is offensive because it's a Christian concept. Stores, etc, sometimes employ greetings as to not offend those of other religions

Find that odd.
As I stay in India,& in BOM and ppl of all religons call it "Merry Christmas" In fact never heard of Happy holiday before.

regds
MEL



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 12, posted (7 years 14 hours ago) and read 1365 times:

I was pleased to hear recently, during some NBA coverage, the commentators says "Merry Christmas" as often as possible. Seems like there are indeed people who still have common sense and don't give in to all the PC bullshit.

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27337 posts, RR: 60
Reply 13, posted (7 years 14 hours ago) and read 1355 times:



Quoting Falcon84 (Thread starter):
In the last several days, at work, out shopping, and just running errands, it has been so wonderful hearing so many more people saying "Merry Christmas" instead of "Happy Holidays" to me,

Thankfully here in Ireland ''Merry Christmas'' is the only thing used and long may it last !!! If someone said happy holidays to me Id tell them to get a life and refresh their minds on the nativity .

MERRY CHRISTMAS .......



User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12284 posts, RR: 35
Reply 14, posted (7 years 14 hours ago) and read 1350 times:
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User currently offlineF9Widebody From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1604 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (7 years 12 hours ago) and read 1340 times:

I'm all for Merry Christmas, but once Christmas has passed I switch to Happy Holidays, because Dec 28thish...thats not New Years territory or Christmas territory, so I split the difference and say Happy Holidays.


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