why do we say happy holidays instead of merry christmas

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Other questions not asked in good faith - such as putting a rant or hate towards any group in the form of a question. Any questions we suspect of being leading questions or asked merely to promote an agenda or will be removed. I believe that stores should portray "Merry Christmas" instead of "Happy Holidays". The issue of political correctness is a big one in the USA today. I believe it is political correctness that prefers Happy Holidays to the more traditional Merry Christmas. The war on Christmas is a real thing. Left politics has a deep dislike for Christianity which I believe is one of the reasons why it favours this motion. The left also goes to unreasonable lengths to make sure that absolutely NO ONE is offended by any thing. This seems quite nice from the outsidehowever we have seen this lead to all sorts of bad things happening from the closing down of Halloween rides to the ridicule of a pizzeria by the media for refusing to serve a gay couple because it was against their religious beliefs. Political correctness is one of the great cancers of society. It cencors opinions that differ to their own. 1) Christmas is a Christian celebration of the birth of Christ. 2) Since it is a Christian holiday "Merry Christmas" is not only more descriptive of the holiday but also should be used as it shows a certain devotion to Christ. 3) Therefore Merry Christmas should be said instead of Happy Holidays. 1) Premise 1) is obviously true and I don't expect it to be disputed. 2) I believe that since Christmas is a celebration of Christ the term Merrry Christmas is obviously more descriptive and,in a sense, an expression of the true purpose of Christmas.


I also think it is quite interesting that no one would object to saying Happy Ramadan during Ramadan. Why then she we object to Merry Christmas being used. Ever heard of it? People can and should be able to say whatever they please, without the fear of regulation. Saying anyone "should" do anything implies that it would be enforced. I do not care if it is more inclusive to say anything. If I choose to say a certain thing AND if that thing is "Merry Christmas" and you happen to get offended. I have a little advice for you. Grow a pair and understand that not everything will be fitted to your perfect little reality. Ever heard of it? People can and should be able to say whatever they please, without the fear of regulation.


Saying anyone "should" do anything implies that it would be enforced. I do not care if it is more inclusive to say anything. If I choose to say a certain thing AND if that thing is "Merry Christmas" and you happen to get offended. I have a little advice for you. Grow a pair and understand that not everything will be fitted to your perfect little reality. Christmas is mainstream. The idea that somehow mentioning Christmas (the most mainstream holiday ever) is oppression of religious or irreligious minorities is absurd. I'm not against people saying "happy holidays" as they please, but as a deist and formerly a Christian and Atheist, I do not consider it oppressive at all for someone to wish me a merry Christmas. Christmas has become more about gifts and spending time with family to dine in luxury as opposed to gathering around a table or going to church and loving God. It has no immediate religious implications other than the fact that you cannot spell Christmas without Christ. Happy holidays just makes things broad and less sentimental, since society has dubbed it mandatory. It feels more sincere and genuine to just say "merry Christmas" -- to me, at least.

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