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Happy Holidays Not a Dirty Word — Who Knew?

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Apparently saying Happy Holidays just might be an “OK” thing to do after all.

According to the Public Religion Research Institute “nearly half (49%) of Americans agree stores and businesses should greet their customers with “happy holidays” or “season’s greetings” instead of “merry Christmas” out of respect for people of different faiths. However, a substantial minority (43%) disagree. Support for saying “happy holidays” or “season’s greetings” is up slightly since December 2010, when 44% preferred that businesses use less religious greetings.”

For years we have been attacked here at DefendChristmas.com for our assertion that there’s nothing wrong or offensive about saying “Happy Holidays”.

What gets us is that 43% still disagree with that sentiment. In other words, 43 percent are going to be “offended” when “Merry Christmas” is not used.

How absurd is that?

This is why we say there is guilt/blame on BOTH sides of the supposed “war on Christmas”. The extremes poison the season for the vast majority in the middle.



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KKringle

I say, "Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas".  No one complains. This way I dot my i's and cross my t's.

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SCSanta

I say both as well. If it is a sincere greeting given with joy and well wishes, why would I critique the giver's choice of words. Seems kind of a 'Bah Humbug' thing to do in my opinion.

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Chris Capstone

I'm always mystified that people consider "Happy Holidays" a non-religious greeting.  Perhaps a quick review of the etymology of the word "holiday" is in order.

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SCSanta

I'm always mystified that people consider "Happy Holidays" a non-religious greeting.  Perhaps a quick review of the etymology of the word "holiday" is in order.

 

Complainers don't do their homework...that interferes with their complaining time. 

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Santa Bruce Geron

For many of us who come from cultures (including our religion) who celebrate Advent, saying Merry Christmas is awkward or inappropriate in some situations. Happy Holidays covers the gamut from Happy Thanksgiving to Merry Christmas. I don't view Happy Holidays as a secular greeting or politically correct. It is a polite, safe greeting. When it comes down to it when I am at Church related events it's Happy Advent (for now), in public - depends how I feel either Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays, with my non-Christian friends Happy Holidays, and as Santa Merry Christmas - always, Merry Christmas. We also need to look at the greeting not only as a season behaviour, but if you are a Christian as an admission of Christ's coming as Man to save us. There's my latest epistile.

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Santa TJS

Christmas is just that ,not some other obscure holiday. I say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year period if people don't like it tough

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Santa Danny

Wow, Elf Hermey is a busy little fellow today.  If you want a true picture of the cultural war on Christmas and Christianity in this country set up a Google Alert for ACLU & Christianity and ACLU & Christmas. The stories you will get links to will give you the truth about how Christmas and Christianity are being attacked in this country.

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