IS Merry Christmas OK - or do I have to say Happy Holidays?

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  1. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    Take your pick, but I hope you and yours have a great one - whatever you prefer to call it! :rolleyes:
     
  2. Johnny

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    I think of it this way: I am a christian and it is a christian holiday, so I say Merry Christmas if it is before christmas. If it is between Christmas and New Years I usually either say Happy Holidays or Happy New Year.
     
  3. BouncingSoul

    BouncingSoul Stranger Than Fiction Political User

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    I'm an Atheist and I say Merry Christmas. The war on Christmas doesn't exist.
     
  4. Xie

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    I usually say happy xmas or holidays. :p
     
  5. SysProg

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    I say Merry Christmas no matter whom I'm saying (or writing) it to. My feeling is that if they are offended by my saying it, then they should be at work when everyone else has the day off for the holiday. You probably won't find that happening!
     
  6. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    It's Merry Christmas, always has been always will be :laugh:
     
  7. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Happy Christmas and Merry Holidays to all :cool:
     
  8. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I wonder if you would say happy birthday to me when it's your birthday and not mine

    as far as "you won't find that happening", quite the contrary, where I work, people take off on their own holiday and not on other's holiday, if the owner has his holiday and wants to give everyone the gift of that day off as a bomus of course everyone takes the bonus, but that's the only time anyone takes off on another person's holiday where I work, I am going to bet that's the situation in most work envirnments

    this season it's not just christmas, though you apparently think it is, it happens to be just christmas to those who celebrate the holiday and don't understand or even care that there are other celebebration

    just for your information, in case you didn't know it yet, it happens to be nother holidays for a good portion the people we meet and greet...just so you know, you are wishing someone happy birthday on a day that is not their birthday

    me, if I know what the person celebrates that's what I acknowledge in the greeting, if it's christmas I greet them with that, if it's chanukah that's my greeting, if I don't know what they celebrate then they get a happy holiday

    there is no "war on christmas", what there happens to be is a war on everyone who does not celebrate the holiday by people who actually claim saying "happy holiday" is somehow a bad thing

    as I said, why would I wish someone else happy birthday on my birthday, that would be really rediculous and I feel the same about wishing someone merry christmas even though it might not be their holiday

    sazar has the best solution in the post directly above mine
     
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  9. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    love ya dy, great to see you, leave it to you to get a great discussion started and if anyone else had authored this I would have left it evolve without any insight from your's truly

    MERRY HOLIDAYS AND HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE WHO CELEBRATES IT!
     
  10. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    perris, it actually was not intended to start a discussion, I was trying to be "politically correct" in wishing everyone @ osnn.net a great Holiday season. Perhaps my best wish is for everyone to have a Happy New Year and hope ya'll are here @ the end of the year for me to wish you a Happy 2012!!
     
  11. Johnny

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    Screw being Politically correct. I am sick of the PC stuff...
     
  12. Perris Calderon

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    don't know what you mean by politically correct here johnny, I do know I I don't want to wish you happy birthday when it's mine though, it seems to me what's now "politically correct' is telling someonnne "merry christmas" even if they don't celebrate, that's "politically correct" in this discussion

    the puppet masters are making a big deal out of calling the holiday season ":the christmas season" even though there are quite a few other holidatys besides christmas, it's not the christmas season for everyone and the puppet masters are saying "welll tough crap"

    I hate it when the puppet masters win by creating a false "war" and deliberately causing a fight during my holiday season when there is no way on the planet there should be that fight, and I am pretty certain most people don't want to wish a happy anything to people that don't observe that thing

    anyway, that's the way I feel, had a good time discussing this and saying happy holidays to that damnyankee and everyone who has a celebration other then christmas, and saying merry christmas to those who have christmas

    see all on another thread
     
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    you know.. if this keeps up, we're moving this to the political channel :)

    Happy Winter Solstice..
     
  15. Johnny

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    Jesus was said to have been born in June, and the 25th of december was chosen because at the time it fell in line with the rest of the celebrations that were going on. Most of them, if any are no longer celebrated.

    Depending on what you believe will determine how you play it. Either way, you will find that more people celebrate the day as the birth of jesus than anything else.

    I also feel that if you don't believe it was the birth of Jesus, then don't celebrate it. Just do your normal everyday thing and forget all the trees, lights, gifts and commercialism that comes with it. How hard is that?

    Also, look up santa clause. You will see that he was actually a preist who gave gifts to the needy around christmas, which he believed was the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ..

    I find it stupid that people always come out this time of year and are so hard fast against the people who believe what Christmas, notice it is "Christ"mas, is, but yet still do all the celebrating and gifting and the like. I would say they are hypocrites, but I don't want to offend anyone. We have to be PC now you know .. :rolleyes:
     
  16. napalmnthemorning

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    Merry Christmas everyone.
     
  17. Jewelzz

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    Merry Ho Ho OSNN!
     
  18. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    As long as you are happy...say whatever you want.
     

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    Waiting for Boxing Day...
     
  20. zeke_mo

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    I say Happy Solstice. I figure if somebody is dumb enough to be offended by it they probably dont even know what it is!