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Posted: 12/24/2008 12:38:14 PM EST
I have had it with PC bullshit, and saying Merry Christmas, then thinking "oops, hope they don't bitch."
So, this year, i have made a point to say Merry Christmas to everyone, every chance I get.
My employees think I am nuts, as I try to say it to every customer that walks through the office.
My office has a 2-way mirrored window that faces our lobby and I walk out to say it whenever I notice someone.

I actually feel pretty happy after doing it all day, and not just out of spite for being anti-PC.



ETA: MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 12:41:28 PM EST
It's Merry Christmas for this family. I'm not even religious and i still believe that it should always be Merry Christmas.
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 12:42:44 PM EST
Yep, but where I live so does everyone.
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 12:42:56 PM EST
Count me as one.

I say Merry Christmas to everyone, and I refuse to write, "X-mas." It's lazy at best.....
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 12:43:55 PM EST
Nobody around here says Happy Holidays.
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 12:44:08 PM EST
I say Merry Christmas!
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 12:44:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/24/2008 12:45:52 PM EST by The_Macallan]
Holidays??? What holidays?

There's only one Federal Holiday in December: "Christmas Day".

All the rest are posers.


Merry Christmas
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 12:47:40 PM EST
Christmas rules and all know it. Most say "Merry Christmas" around here, usually, except for those trying to be politically correct. Screw taht.
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 12:47:43 PM EST
This guy!
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 12:50:42 PM EST
Merry Christmas
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 12:50:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/24/2008 12:52:12 PM EST by souwest_ghillie]
Everyone says Merry Christmas up here....at least here in the Maritimes.
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 12:51:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/24/2008 12:51:58 PM EST by Paul-LC]
Merry Christmahannakwanzamas.
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 12:51:11 PM EST
I make a point of enunciating "Merry Christmas" when morons say "Happy Holidays".

I asked someone why they don't say merry Christmas, they said that they didn't want to offend anyone.
When Jews that I know say "happy Hanukkah" I don't get offended. I tell them happy Hanukkah and merry Christmas.
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 12:53:47 PM EST
I don't get worked up about it either way, but then...I'm not anti social.

I grew up saying "Merry Christmas", so that's what I say. If somebody says "Happy Holidays", I take it as it was intended - warm words, and a nice gesture. And I reply "Happy Holidays to you too".

Why be a dick to somebody who's trying to be nice?
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 12:54:06 PM EST
Originally Posted By Pangea:
It's Merry Christmas for this family. I'm not even religious and i still believe that it should always be Merry Christmas.


+1.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Link Posted: 12/24/2008 12:54:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/24/2008 12:54:58 PM EST by WanderingOisin]
Originally Posted By Paul-LC:
Merry Christmahannakwanzamas.


Personally, I prefer

"Merry Christmaramahannukwanzukah"

Link Posted: 12/24/2008 12:55:08 PM EST
Absolutely.

And I hate X-mas!

It's Christmas!


And don't even get me started on Turkey day
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 12:56:55 PM EST
What if you run into someone who is Jewish?

Link Posted: 12/24/2008 1:00:48 PM EST
Originally Posted By Subnet:
Why be a dick to somebody who's trying to be nice?

Definitely not about that.
It's more about overcoming the feeling "oh shit" whenever you say Christmas instead of Holiday.
I can count about 20 times total someone has said "Christmas" to me this year, rather than "Holiday" without me saying it first.
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 1:01:17 PM EST
Originally Posted By EndlessSteven:
What if you run into someone who is Jewish?



Well, if you didn't do any damage to them, say "pardon me" or Please Excuse me." You could even say "I'm sorry" or "Sorry about that." Some folks say "my bad", but that really is a lame thing to say.

If you did do damge, it is best to say nothing until you have your lawyer present. (Hopefully he/she isn't Jewish)
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 1:02:04 PM EST
i have lots of Jewish docs, so I just say HH to make it easier.
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 1:02:40 PM EST
I say, "Kwanzaa! Kick it!" then attempt a 'fist bump'



Link Posted: 12/24/2008 1:03:48 PM EST
I say Merry Christmas.


Link Posted: 12/24/2008 1:03:50 PM EST
Originally Posted By gunneys-wife:
I say Merry Christmas!


Us, too.

HH

Link Posted: 12/24/2008 1:03:55 PM EST
Originally Posted By Leisure_Shoot:
Originally Posted By Subnet:
Why be a dick to somebody who's trying to be nice?

Definitely not about that.
It's more about overcoming the feeling "oh shit" whenever you say Christmas instead of Holiday.
I can count about 20 times total someone has said "Christmas" to me this year, rather than "Holiday" without me saying it first.
Oh hey, that wasn't directed at you, man.

I think it might depend where you live. In my neck of the woods, everybody says "Merry Christmas". A customer from California today just said "Happy Holidays", and he meant it - he was one thankful dude at the end of that call (I taught him a bunch of admin stuff for his call center). I'll bet places like Cleveland or Columbus have more people who prefer to say "Happy Holidays", but that's just a guess.

Link Posted: 12/24/2008 1:03:59 PM EST
You guys really need to stamp that Happy Holidays rubbish out.
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 1:04:14 PM EST
You bet your tinsel I do. The church sign down the street says it all "We say Merry Christmas around here!"

MERRY CHRISTMAS
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 1:04:14 PM EST
i dont care. christmas isnt the only holiday going on atm. i say merry christmas on christmas though.
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 1:04:22 PM EST
Originally Posted By EndlessSteven:
What if you run into someone who is Jewish?



I tell everyone Merry Christmas.

If a Jew tells me "Happy hanukkah" I say thanks. I don't see what the big deal is. Tell me Happy *insert your favorite holiday here* and I'm just fine with it.
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 1:04:24 PM EST
Who cares how they say, it is the meaning that counts.
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 1:05:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/24/2008 1:06:05 PM EST by Leisure_Shoot]
Hasn't happened, but if it does, I'll follow up with a Happy Hanukkah.

Christmas is a religious holiday, for sure, but there is nothing religious about Christmas trees, Santa Claus, or shopping til midnight on 12/24.

99+% of the people in this country do any these things, so Christmas is appropriate for secular reasons, too.

This is not a religious thing for me.
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 1:06:37 PM EST
Merry Christmes from me also. I occasionally will throw in a Happy Holiday after the Merry Christmas but its rare
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 1:06:43 PM EST
I say 'Merry Christmas" unless I know the person is Jewish. Then it's Happy Holidays.
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 1:11:59 PM EST
Originally Posted By fcat:
I say 'Merry Christmas" unless I know the person is Jewish. Then it's Happy Holidays.


why not happy hanukkah?
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 1:13:24 PM EST
I say merry christmas, i will not say happy holidays
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 1:17:18 PM EST
I was at Target today. Checker says, "Merry C ––- I mean, Happy Holidays." I smiled and said, "Merry Christmas."

Mind you, I am a devout atheist, no use for Christian mumbo-jumbo. But Christmas is a secular (pagan) holiday, that got appropriated by Christians. It's a holiday, it's a party. There's Santa, and Rudolph, and Frosty, and Red Ryder BB guns, and watching little children have a good time.

Merry Christmas, everybody! And I mean that.

(Besides, Blitzen is Jewish, right?)
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 1:29:24 PM EST
What should one say to a Jehovah's Witness?
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 1:31:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/24/2008 1:31:37 PM EST by Leisure_Shoot]
Originally Posted By 20iner:
What should one say to a Jehovah's Witness?

Merry Christmas, of course.

ETS: Joyful Jehovah?
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 1:31:23 PM EST
I celebrate Yule.
Happy Yule to all of you.

But i would say Merry Christmas instead of Happy Holidays.
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 1:32:52 PM EST
I always say Merry Christmas as does my wife and my children.

We are not rude about it to anyone, but we believe that Christ is the reason for the holiday and the greeting is appropriate.

Even in the face of a nice liberal PC "Happy Holidays" I pleasantly respond "Merry Christmas".

Sooo.....

MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and yours!
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 1:41:18 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 1:49:21 PM EST
When speaking to someone I don't know personally, I prefer to say "Happy Holidays."

It seems a bit presumptive to assume everyone you don't know is Christian, when in fact they may be Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Agnostic, Athiest, or of any other belief or non-belief.
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 1:49:42 PM EST
I say Merry Christmas


and if they are offended, I really don't fucking care
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 1:51:51 PM EST
Originally Posted By omega62:
When speaking to someone I don't know personally, I prefer to say "Happy Holidays."

It seems a bit presumptive to assume everyone you don't know is Christian, when in fact they may be Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Agnostic, Athiest, or of any other belief or non-belief.


Fail! PC Bullshit!

Link Posted: 12/24/2008 1:52:45 PM EST
Originally Posted By Nutro:
I say Merry Christmas


and if they are offended, I really don't fucking care


Me too.

Link Posted: 12/24/2008 1:53:40 PM EST
I do make a point to say Merry Christmas. In fact, I'm a phone operator for a major retailer and they gave us the option last year of saying "Merry Chrstmas" or "happy holidays". I thought that was nice. I only had two people bitch at me about saying "Merry Christmas" to them, one did it as a joke, and the other celebrated Hanukkah (spelling?) not Christmas and was offended apparently.
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 1:53:57 PM EST
Originally Posted By 20iner:
What should one say to a Jehovah's Witness?


Get the fuck off my front porch and don't come back. The only Watchtower I care about is by Hendrix.



Link Posted: 12/24/2008 1:55:38 PM EST
I don't make a point to say either one.
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 1:55:48 PM EST
Originally Posted By omega62:
When speaking to someone I don't know personally, I prefer to say "Happy Holidays."

It seems a bit presumptive to assume everyone you don't know is Christian, when in fact they may be Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Agnostic, Athiest, or of any other belief or non-belief.


Christmas is a national holiday of this country. if it offends anybody, they should get the fuck over it

Merry Christmas!
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 1:56:10 PM EST
hell my uncle is jewish and he says merry christmas to the family.
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 2:03:22 PM EST
Happy Birthday baby Jesus.....

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