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Old 12-06-2012, 04:54 PM
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Is there a war on...Happy Holidays?

Um...yes, there is a War on Happy Holidays.

All over Facebook and Twitter the images that cry "It's Not Happy Holidays! It's Merry Christmas!" are floating all over the place, getting all kinds of folks to click "like".

Seems kind of dumb to me.

No, it seems REALLY dumb to me. Ignorant even.

The War on Happy Holidays must be stopped.

Now.

Someone might get offended.
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I've noticed that as well. I use both expressions and I don't see what all the fuss is about.
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I've had two friends each put on a profanity-laced posts on facebook about people saying Happy Holidays & not Merry Christmas.
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I personally don't mind Happy Holidays, I have a problem with people saying we aren't supposed to say Christmas because we might offend people. For example we can't call it a Christmas Tree, it's a Holiday Tree. The term Happy Holidays has been around long before we got so politically correct.
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I personally don't mind Happy Holidays, I have a problem with people saying we aren't supposed to say Christmas because we might offend people. For example we can't call it a Christmas Tree, it's a Holiday Tree. The term Happy Holidays has been around long before we got so politically correct.
Well said! I wear a little "Merry Christmas" pin to clue folks in that they can say "Christmas" to me without fear of offense, but I certainly don't object to other holiday greetings. It's nitpicking to insist that there's only one acceptable phrase for wishing someone a happy Christmas season. There's enough stuff to pick a fight about the rest of the year---these folks should get a life and enjoy the holidays! (And allow the rest of us to enjoy them without their hair-splitting.)
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People have been saying Happy Holidays for a very long time. Well before there was ever any assumed "hidden agenda" associated with it.
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People would be happier if they spent less time on things that really are not that important. Christmas is a holiday!


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Happy Holidays is cool to me...but I hate it when it is used to be politically correct...that is just silly...people should say Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays...whatever they feel like....I just dont like this overly political correctes...thatīs just silly
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