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Do you say Merry Christmas or Happy Holiday...

Postby jesuschristmas on Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:14 am

Merry Christmas or Happy Holiday...



I say Merry Christmas!

We should say Merry Christmas

It's the birth of Jesus Christ!



I was in a Walmart store yesterday and needed to pick

up a box of Christmas cards.



And that's when I noticed it...



Among the rows of boxed cards on the shelves, I could

not find ONE boxed set that said "Merry Christmas" on

the front of the cards!



Not ONE!



http://christmas100.com/jokes - i dare you not to laugh :lol:



Now, if I went to the greeting card aisle,

there were cards with the phrase.



But not in the boxed cards.



It's official.



The completely unoffensive to even the most Scroogey

of Scrooges, "Happy Holidays", has replaced

"Merry Christmas" as the primary phrase for the season.



Of course, it is followed only by "Season's Greetings"

Walmart employees aren't allowed to even say "Merry Christmas".

Many other stores have follow suit.



Meanwhile, the majority of Americans will be waking

up to Christmas morning on December 25th, celebrating

the birth of the Christ-child.



So why are some in the public arena desperate to

appeal to political correctness?







Why have some in this generation succumbed to the pressure

to allow bullies and thugs to remove Christmas

decorations, trees and lights from many city squares?



I never had a problem with Christmas.

In fact, I LOVED the idea of Santa Claus, snowmen,

Charlie Brown TV specials and reindeer.



I would never tell anyone else how to celebrate and I

certainly didn't feel pressured to celebrate just because others were.



But some people aren't happy unless they can dictate

what others can and can not do. I call 'em "control freaks" ;-)



To the Scrooges of this world who would seek to offend

millions by attempting to steal the spirit of Christmas,

I refer to the lesson that was learned by none other

than our green friend, the Grinch...



"Christmas came - it came just the same"



As long as there is another Christmas day, the spirit of

Christmas will continue in the hearts of those who

truly understand the meaning and seek to celebrate the

reason for the season.



It's not about snow. I don't think they'll have any

in South Texas this year. But Christmas will still be here.







It's not about presents. There are some families that



can't afford gifts for their children this year.



Christmas will still be here.







It's not about Santa. While there is a foundation in the



church for St. Nicholas, the fat red home invader is



about as unspiritual and non-offensive as it gets.



But get rid of Santa and you've still got Christmas.





Our largely secular society has attempted to turn

Christmas into something it's not.



But just as a rose by any other name remains a rose,



Christmas by any other name is still Christmas.





And Christmas is about Christ. Pure and simple.





Those who would seek to take down the lights, ban the

trees and silence the harmonious voices of the carolers

will never be able to take Christ from Christmas.



THAT is the reason we celebrate. He is THE Gift.



And I don't mind being politically incorrect in saying so.





Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, another

holiday or nothing at all, I hope the season is filled

with nothing but goodness and joy for you and your family.



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Re: Do you say Merry Christmas or Happy Holiday...

Postby Father Christmas on Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:55 pm

In my opinion, when you are talking about the whole season, you say Happy Holidays. But when you are talking mainly about Christmas, you say Merry Christmas.
Remember, Christmas isn't about gifts and lights.
Christmas is about the savior, who lights up the dark, on ALL nights.
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Re: Do you say Merry Christmas or Happy Holiday...

Postby vanni on Sat Dec 26, 2009 3:59 pm

I would never trade saying Merry Christmas for Happy Holidays. For me its just MERRY CHRISTMAS NOT MERRY XMAS
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Re: Do you say Merry Christmas or Happy Holiday...

Postby gameshowguy2000 on Sat Dec 26, 2009 11:41 pm

I say both..after all it's not just the Christmas season, it's also the HOLIDAY season (Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's); hence why people call the tree a Holiday Tree as well. If you just use it to celebrate Christmas that's OK and if you call it a Christmas tree that's fine as well.

But the Holiday season is about 3 holidays, at least (5 if you count Hannukkah and Kwanzaa).
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Re: Do you say Merry Christmas or Happy Holiday...

Postby DavidHampers on Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:50 am

Hi there,

I live in the UK and we either say Happy Christmas or Merry Christmas, I am already starting to think about Christmas which is kind of cool as the company i work for produces Christmas hampers and i am looking at what goodies people might like in their hamper. :D
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Re: Do you say Merry Christmas or Happy Holiday...

Postby reemus_claus on Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:56 am

I always say 'Merry Christmas' and nothing else!! :D
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Re: Do you say Merry Christmas or Happy Holiday...

Postby gmxmas1456 on Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:25 am

Merry Christmas, filled with red and green in the night, leaving the specific steps to mark the fast over the past year.

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Re: Do you say Merry Christmas or Happy Holiday...

Postby RedRyder on Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:35 am

I say whatever comes to mind at the time, but 99% of the time it will be Merry Christmas. I know that it is now becoming very PC to say Happy Holidays or Seasons Greetings, but nothing will truly replace Merry Christmas.
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Re: Do you say Merry Christmas or Happy Holiday...

Postby Jina on Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:24 pm

I say Merry Christmas. What's wrong with that. Is it about Christmas and gift giving or is it about offending someone else. I say they should be tolerant too.
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Re: Do you say Merry Christmas or Happy Holiday...

Postby Ryl22 on Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:30 pm

I'm new so I'm a little behind on commenting on this story but I want to anyway! I think that with all the "political correctness" that now has to be in our vocab the term "Happy Holidays" is the catch all! So card companies can print that an it will save them from having to print cards for all different holidays! When talking about myself though, I always say Merry Christmas because for me that is the right term!
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Re: Do you say Merry Christmas or Happy Holiday...

Postby Jina on Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:21 pm

It's such a shame..that its turning into this. Is and always will be Merry Christmas with me!
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Re: Do you say Merry Christmas or Happy Holiday...

Postby spiroagnew on Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:09 pm

Working in a very inclusive workplace, the practice for us has been to say happy holidays so as not to offend anybody.
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Re: Do you say Merry Christmas or Happy Holiday...

Postby Bad Santa on Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:29 pm

Father Christmas wrote:In my opinion, when you are talking about the whole season, you say Happy Holidays. But when you are talking mainly about Christmas, you say Merry Christmas.


Exactly.
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Re: Do you say Merry Christmas or Happy Holiday...

Postby gameshowguy2000 on Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:27 am

spiroagnew wrote:Working in a very inclusive workplace, the practice for us has been to say happy holidays so as not to offend anybody.



That was what I was suggested to say when I was interviewed at Target last year (I work at Albertson's now and was hired earlier this year).

Only reason I brought up the controversy during the Target job interview was that Target was a target (pardon the pun) from organizations such as Liberty Counsel and Focus on the Family for not using the word "Christmas" in their merchandise. When I asked the person interviewing me (an employee) how he handled this problem, he told me he just said "Merry Christmas". I guess it's just an individual decision; and that's how it should be.
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Re: Do you say Merry Christmas or Happy Holiday...

Postby ANGELPUGS on Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:20 pm

most times merry christmas but,also say happy holidays use both. :)
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