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Old 12-27-2014, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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I don't see the problem with saying happy holidays, it's safer than thinking everyone else's religion is your own. I mean some people do get offended when you say Merry Christmas and they are Jewish and don't celebrate it (unlike my sister-in-law who celebrates it.)

I can understand that some people hate pc but it does help from creating blunders. This person just went too far with their dislike of the PC world we now need to live in.
Yeah, the holidays are Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Years. Happy Holidays catches the whole season. Christmas is just one day.
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Old 12-27-2014, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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The founding fathers would be so proud. Their dream is realized.
Did the founding fathers celebrate Christmas? I hadn't heard that. I know Christmas was banned in at least two colonies and not generally celebrated anywhere but German settlements, but perhaps freedom of religion had relaxed that by the time the constitution was written?
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Old 12-27-2014, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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I don't say merry Christmas anymore but I do say happy holidays.
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Old 12-27-2014, 02:59 PM
 
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I don't think anyone in the right mind is arguing that saying "Happy Holidays" is a problem.
You'd be surprised. I've been yelled at for saying Happy Holidays. Perfect strangers angrily correcting me that I should be saying Merry Christmas.

As I've said before (not sure if it's this thread or another), I say Happy Holidays not because of some sense of PC-ness, but because I'm wishing good tidings over a span of time that involves multiple holidays, particularly toward the end of December when Christmas and New Years come so close together.
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Old 12-27-2014, 05:12 PM
 
Location: NWA/SWMO
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Well, I think noone should say anything. Some people have depression around the holidays and you might offend them by appearing to not be depressed. Can't have any offending, now!
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Old 12-27-2014, 05:28 PM
 
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Did the founding fathers celebrate Christmas? I hadn't heard that. I know Christmas was banned in at least two colonies and not generally celebrated anywhere but German settlements, but perhaps freedom of religion had relaxed that by the time the constitution was written?
Well, I can't say for sure whether they celebrated Christmas. Washington and the troops sure did work on Christmas, so that settles that. But that wasn't my point.

The founding fathers resenting UK's (and Europe's) ways of doing things and their inability to adapt to change. So they purposely created a nation that is free to adapt as we move forward. They saw that our ability to change with times would be what differentiates us from Europe. This is not the first time they've been right. Our ability to adapt has allowed us to stay ahead of other nations and be a leader. Shifting away from acknowledging a single holiday to multiple holidays is one step of many in the right direction (according to the founding fathers). Thomas Jefferson has written on this in great detail.
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Old 12-27-2014, 05:37 PM
 
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I always tell people Happy Kwanza (another fake holiday).. If they say Merry Xmas or Happy Holidays or whatever I say right back cheerily - Happy Kwanza....

And since I am White as White can be I think it throws them off...
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Old 12-27-2014, 05:54 PM
 
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I always tell people Happy Kwanza (another fake holiday).. If they say Merry Xmas or Happy Holidays or whatever I say right back cheerily - Happy Kwanza....

And since I am White as White can be I think it throws them off...
What are you trying to accomplish?
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Old 12-28-2014, 04:14 AM
 
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Just say "Happy Whatever" and be done with it.
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Old 12-28-2014, 05:15 AM
 
Location: NWA/SWMO
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I always tell people Happy Kwanza (another fake holiday).. If they say Merry Xmas or Happy Holidays or whatever I say right back cheerily - Happy Kwanza....

And since I am White as White can be I think it throws them off...
Is Kwanzaa Black or African in origin?
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