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Old 12-25-2014, 02:52 PM
 
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This sort of douchey thing (including those with the opposing view) happens quite a bit, unfortunately. I was shopping the other day, and upon leaving a store I held the door open for a woman who was walking in with a number of bags. As she approached the door, she dropped a couple of bags, and I bent over to help her pick them up, and she thanked me profusely. As we stood up, I said "Happy Holidays." Her demeanor flipped like a damn switch, and she angrily lashed out saying "NO! It's Merry Christmas!! NOT Happy Holidays!!!" And practically screamed "CHRIST IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON!!" as she pushed past me.

Yeah, little Baby Jesus was so proud of her.

Sadly, it's not the first time I've been bitched out for saying Happy Holidays and wishing someone good tidings.
Wow, did you just stand there with your mouth agape ? I probably would have been shocked to silence by this display of abject discourtesy .
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Old 12-25-2014, 02:58 PM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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I'm probably one of the oldest people to post on C-D at my young age of 83.

There was a time back in the 1930-40 time period where "Merry Christmas" was used and excepted by most that I encountered but is a shame where the "Politically Correct" people have jumped in with their "Happy Holiday" etc or some other term that my brains have lost in oblivion.

Oh well........"FELIZ NAVIDAD" everyone or should I just say....."Hope you have a nice day".
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Old 12-25-2014, 03:06 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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I'm probably one of the oldest people to post on C-D at my young age of 83.

There was a time back in the 1930-40 time period where "Merry Christmas" was used and excepted by most that I encountered but is a shame where the "Politically Correct" people have jumped in with their "Happy Holiday" etc or some other term that my brains have lost in oblivion.

Oh well........"FELIZ NAVIDAD" everyone or should I just say....."Hope you have a nice day".
It was also generally accepted in the 50's, 60's, & 70's as I recall.
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Old 12-25-2014, 03:17 PM
 
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I don't get upset if someone wishes me a happy Hanukkah or a happy Chinese New Year new year.

People who get upset about someone wishing them something nice like merry Christmas or happy holidays is looking for an excuse to be miserable.

Happy Holidays/Merry Christmas/happy Boxing Day...whatever :-)
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Old 12-25-2014, 03:20 PM
 
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Wow, did you just stand there with your mouth agape ? I probably would have been shocked to silence by this display of abject discourtesy .
No, not really. Like I mentioned, it's not the first time this sort of thing has happened, and won't be the last. I live in the Bible Belt, and sadly, these types of hypocritical Christians are fairly common.

For the record, I'm not Christian bashing. I consider myself to be Christian, but recognize that these kind of people give Christianity a bad name.
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Old 12-25-2014, 03:29 PM
 
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I'm probably one of the oldest people to post on C-D at my young age of 83.

There was a time back in the 1930-40 time period where "Merry Christmas" was used and excepted by most that I encountered but is a shame where the "Politically Correct" people have jumped in with their "Happy Holiday" etc or some other term that my brains have lost in oblivion.

Oh well........"FELIZ NAVIDAD" everyone or should I just say....."Hope you have a nice day".
Big deal. I was just at a liquor store. The guy working is I think indian. He told me to have a merry christmas & I said happy holidays & neither one of us got upset with the other. It's really a shame when someone gets so upset that someone would wish another EITHER merry christmas OR happy holidays.
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Old 12-25-2014, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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This sort of douchey thing (including those with the opposing view) happens quite a bit, unfortunately. I was shopping the other day, and upon leaving a store I held the door open for a woman who was walking in with a number of bags. As she approached the door, she dropped a couple of bags, and I bent over to help her pick them up, and she thanked me profusely. As we stood up, I said "Happy Holidays." Her demeanor flipped like a damn switch, and she angrily lashed out saying "NO! It's Merry Christmas!! NOT Happy Holidays!!!" And practically screamed "CHRIST IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON!!" as she pushed past me.

Yeah, little Baby Jesus was so proud of her.

Sadly, it's not the first time I've been bitched out for saying Happy Holidays and wishing someone good tidings.
Wow! I think I would have said "Christ wouldn't like your behavior right now" with a big smile of course...

I do have say after moving to Texas, everyone here says Merry Christmas. We moved from a town that banned Christmas and Halloween from schools to be overly PC. It's different for sure. But everyone says it with a smile!
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Old 12-25-2014, 03:48 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Should have duct taped him to his seat and made to wear a Santa hat.
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Old 12-25-2014, 04:02 PM
 
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There was a time back in the 1930-40 time period where "Merry Christmas" was used and excepted by most that I encountered but is a shame where the "Politically Correct" people have jumped in with their "Happy Holiday" etc or some other term that my brains have lost in oblivion.
It's not politically correct, it's grammatically correct. I wish people Happy Holidays because I'm wishing them well for the entire period from Thanksgiving to New Years, and all the holidays in between. Holidays ... PLURAL. Apparently you only want people to wish you well for one day.

I think this is important to include here ...

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Old 12-25-2014, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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"Jesus is the Reason for the Season"
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That's comedy Gold right there... There is no evidence to support him being born on December 25th anyways... Dude coulda been a leap year baby for all we know.
Particularly amusing since Christmas is a pagan holiday
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