I say Merry Christmas, because I'm a Christian.. However to those I KNOW that practice other religions, I say Happy Holidays.. (or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, or..) otherwise, it's Merry Christmas.. The sentiment is the same..
It is merry Christmas who's birth is it not holiday but Christ and it is freedom of speech now that is why people is against gay marriage abortion when does it stop they want to do away with Christ altogether must be a compromise
I think either one is acceptable. I usually don't say Merry Christmas because my beliefs are a little different but if someone says it to me I say Thank You and then I say it back. I don't know why people get so worked up over this. It does kind of irk me that Thanksgiving sort of gets lost in the shuffle. Everyone is so amped up about "black Friday". I like Thanksgiving better than Christmas.
There's nothing wrong with saying "Happy Holidays"(holy days) or "Season's Greetings." Wish others a Merry Christmas. When confronted with a "Happy Holidays," get specific, and wish the greeter a "Merry Christmas!" You may be surprised at how many respond in kind. Even if you're met with resistance, don't let it dampen your cheer. Ebenezer Scrooge's nephew was rebuffed year after year, but it never stopped him from wishing his humbug of an uncle a Merry Christmas and inviting him to Christmas dinner.
Hmm well the way I see it, Happy Holidays refers to both holidays that occur during winter break, New Years and Christmas. But I guess people who aren't religious also use Happy Holidays as an alternative to Merry Christmas if they don't celebrate it.
"Happy Holidays", contrary to popular belief, was not created as a politically correct version of "Merry Christmas". Historically, "Happy Holidays" was a shorthand, since most people used the original greeting "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year". "Happy Holidays" was supposed to be a shorter way of saying that. I completely understand why so many retailers and businesses say "Happy Holidays" instead though- 1 in every 4 Americans isn't Christian, and businesses want their customers to ALL feel included. It's better for business.