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Post Reply Does it bother you if someone says "Happy holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas"?
Posted 12/15/16 , edited 12/15/16
I do like candy canes though. They are everywhere this year.
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Mrcreepday wrote:

Religion here and religion there. I celebrate Christmas not because of a religious reason, but because it's a holiday where friends and family gather. Happy holiday or Merry Christmas, does not matter. However, Happy holidays just sounds off.





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No. Because it's a catch-all, I generally offer "Happy Holidays" to people unless they've spoken first, in which case I'll parrot whatever platitude they used back at them, "Merry Christmas," "Happy Hanukkah," "Go ---- Yourself," etc.


I agree with these.
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Posted 12/15/16 , edited 12/16/16
It does if it's obvious they are doing it to be "Politically correct"

But if they are just doing it to be generic and encompass all december holidays at once then I guess it's fine.
Posted 12/15/16 , edited 12/15/16
Not really, though I'm fairly offended by folks who unabashedly assume that "happy holidays" is solely meant to "attack" Christmas.
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Posted 12/15/16 , edited 12/15/16
The only people I know that get mad when you wish them happy holidays are those that hate the world.
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Posted 12/15/16 , edited 12/16/16
it bothers me when i see stuff that say Happy (insert religious holiday), but when ever Christmas is referenced, it's Happy Holidays. largely it doesn't bother me at all though, me getting offended is largely contextual. for example, there have been displays for various other December holidays around my city, each paying respect to that religion, but at the Christmas display, it doesn't say Merry Christmas, but Happy Holidays.
Posted 12/15/16 , edited 12/15/16
eeh.. not really . same thing
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I don't care!
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Posted 12/15/16 , edited 12/15/16
I mean... who cares?
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Posted 12/15/16 , edited 12/15/16
Nope it really doesnt bother me how you greet someone or how you wish them a merry xmas or a happy holiday. It still means the same thing
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Posted 12/15/16 , edited 12/15/16

Xxanthar wrote:

I do like candy canes though. They are everywhere this year.


You're adorable.
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Posted 12/15/16 , edited 12/15/16
Why would this bother anyone.
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Posted 12/15/16 , edited 12/16/16

Humms wrote:
Someone who tells me happy holidays doesn't offend me. It annoys me.

Like for instance, if I'm in Canada, and I go to the grocery store, and the cashier says happy holidays... why? You're in Canada, Merry Christmas, we have seasons.

IDK we celebrate Christmas every year in Canada. So shouldn't people get use to accepting our culture? This is what we do every year in canada. Why should we always be quick to make others happy when others can easily accept something that brings joy into our lives. Happy holidays is restricting, because of what? Religion? Fuck off. We celebrate Christmas, we have many other holidays we can celebrate.

You come to our country accept it, what's not politically correct about saying merry Christmas? I would like to know.

Merry Christmas everyone !


The problem is 9 times out of 10 someone complaining about Merry Christmas vs Happy Holidays is doing it for religious reasons and believes Christmas is for Jeebus's Birthday. That is the "culture" behind it. If you're going to try and take a secular view towards it then this really shouldn't bother you either way.

Canada is a secular, multicultural nation overtly concerned with politeness. This is what we do, yo. -.-



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Posted 12/15/16 , edited 12/15/16
Who cares what words are said. It's the sentiment that counts. Happy Holiday's, Merry Christmas, Happy Festivus, etc, whatever. It's like someone [email protected]$ing about someone saying hello instead of hi. I could care less what holiday someone does or doesn't recognize. If they give me a greeting then I greet them back. If someone told me Happy Hanukkah then I'd say Happy Hanukkah right back to them. You have to have very little self esteem or very little faith in your own religion or lack thereof to let something like that bother you.
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Posted 12/15/16 , edited 12/15/16
No, because I don't have a stick up my ass on a consistent basis (only on friday nights), and realize that religions other than Christianity exist.
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