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Post Reply Does it bother you if someone says "Happy holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas"?
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Posted 12/15/16
Is today Christmas?
No.
What if I walked around telling people Happy New Years starting late October?

Happy Holidays means nothing other than just that. If it's christmas I'll say merry christmas. If someone whom doesn't celebrate christmas it's their choice what they say. I couldn't care less.
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Posted 12/15/16

DeadlyOats wrote:

PC enforcers at work. It jars me when someone says 'happy holidays' to me. It's like the PC Police are trying to eradicate Christmas....


Not really, it's just being considerate of the fact that not everyone celebrates Christmas.

This was a thing before social justice and political correctness became a problem.

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Posted 12/16/16
If the saying "Happy Holidays" upsets you in any way, you have failed as a human being.
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Posted 12/16/16
Of course not; besides Happy Holidays = Happy Holy Days
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auroraloose wrote:
This only matters to people who have been told by the media that it matters. The topic is practically designed to polarize people - and thus to get people to pay attention to the story, so that the media gets more money. That is all this is really about. And so I wish this particular disagreement would die in a fire.


We have a winner. The term "war on Christmas" was quite literally invented by pundits to give the media something to drudge up every holiday season for guaranteed ratings. Its occurrence in the media is as reliable and cynical a seasonal tradition as Christmas decorations going on sale the day after Halloween.
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Posted 12/16/16 , edited 12/16/16
I find it unusual when someone wishes me happy holidays rather than a merry Christmas, but I think it's rather sweet tbh. People are taking extra care to encompass all possible holidays in a single phrase that can satisfy anyone (unless you don't agree with holidays or dislike the commericalisation of christmas or something).
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Posted 12/16/16
i don't give a shit what people say
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Posted 12/16/16
I am just glad that someone is taking the time out of their day to say something nice. Whether it'd be Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays is beyond the point.
Posted 12/16/16 , edited 12/16/16

Potentsaliva wrote:

The only thing that bothers me is that they're wishing me happiness in some form...I don't want that shit


Fuk off.
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Posted 12/16/16

runec wrote:


auroraloose wrote:
This only matters to people who have been told by the media that it matters. The topic is practically designed to polarize people - and thus to get people to pay attention to the story, so that the media gets more money. That is all this is really about. And so I wish this particular disagreement would die in a fire.


We have a winner. The term "war on Christmas" was quite literally invented by pundits to give the media something to drudge up every holiday season for guaranteed ratings. Its occurrence in the media is as reliable and cynical a seasonal tradition as Christmas decorations going on sale the day after Halloween.


Holy crap you guys only have Christmas stuff go on sale the day after Halloween? Where I am they start showing up after labour day.
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Posted 12/16/16 , edited 12/16/16
why be bothered by such petty things
Posted 12/16/16

octorockandroll wrote:

Holy crap you guys only have Christmas stuff go on sale the day after Halloween? Where I am they start showing up after labour day.


In a nearby gated community, they tend to have their Christmas decorations up as early as mid-August. The reason behind this is because the local fire department will take time out of their day to decorate these houses for a "donation" towards the fire department. Seeing as some houses in that area cost upwards to $2.5-3 million - they tend to donate a rather large amount for these "professionally hung" decorations (around $7,000-$12,000 depending on the size of the house).

But still... I'll repeat myself: Christmas decorations up in August.

I understand why people get "annoyed" with "Happy Holidays" - they perceive it as a politically correct statement that's loaded with "liberalism". In reality, most people say "Seasons Greetings" or "Happy Holidays" because it just makes the most sense on a logical spectrum.
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