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Old 12-23-2015, 06:54 AM
 
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Don't you hate companies and people who offer generic holiday wishes? It's so insulting! That's why I believe in being very specific when celebrating a holiday:


HAPPY FESTIVUS!!


After all, it's the reason for the season.
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Old 12-23-2015, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Don't you hate companies and people who offer generic holiday wishes? It's so insulting! That's why I believe in being very specific when celebrating a holiday:


HAPPY FESTIVUS!!


After all, it's the reason for the season.

Considering how many different religions there are, in order to 'please everyone' you'd have to ask each person what their beliefs are in order to wish them a 'proper' holiday greeting. I think Happy Holidays pretty much covers all of them. I don't find it "insulting" at all.


This might sound strange but I have yet to say Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays or anything like that to ANY of my customers. Partly because after you've said it over and over 100 or more times in a day it becomes robotic and not very meaningful. They say it to me and I say "Same to you!".
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Old 12-23-2015, 07:27 AM
 
Location: delaware
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at this point, I say"merry Christmas" to those whom I know celebrate Christmas. for those about whom i'm not sure, I say"best wishes for a happy Christmas season". i'm totally sick of "happy holidays"; for me it has become meaningless drivel.


I still acknowledge and celebrate Christmas, but for those who don't, I feel they can still enjoy the season-music, decorations, etc. I suppose it is my way of not completely giving in to political correctness; people can accept it or not.


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Old 12-23-2015, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Christmas became a generic holiday long ago in our culture. Merry Christmas is a generic term. I know people of different faiths who observe the day with tree, decorations, gifts. All part of the western culture. For those who are religious, there's church and the true meaning gets conveyed in that setting.
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Old 12-23-2015, 07:56 AM
 
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Christmas became a generic holiday long ago in our culture. Merry Christmas is a generic term. I know people of different faiths who observe the day with tree, decorations, gifts. All part of the western culture. For those who are religious, there's church and the true meaning gets conveyed in that setting.
It is very much that where I live in southern Portugal. It is a day of feasting with the family the night of the 24th and opening gifts - the presence of the occasional angel in holiday decorations is the most "religion" I have seen in a home, and then walking around town to see the lights on the 25th or going out to visit relatives.

For those few who are religious believers, it is a holy day first, and secondly a holiday.
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Old 12-23-2015, 09:31 AM
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Location: Northern Minnesota
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Don't you hate companies and people who offer generic holiday wishes? It's so insulting! That's why I believe in being very specific when celebrating a holiday:


HAPPY FESTIVUS!!


After all, it's the reason for the season.
HAPPY FESTIVUS!! Love it!!!

I need to dig out that episode of Seinfeld (1997 The Strike).
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Old 12-23-2015, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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I am so glad we live in an area where people are not afraid to say Merry Christmas.
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Old 12-23-2015, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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^^^^^^^^^ me, too. I grew up with Merry Christmas. Why do I need to change it?
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Old 12-23-2015, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Merry Christmas From Bill Belichick: http://youtu.be/whGVHY0kC5s

Check it out, it's funny.

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Old 12-23-2015, 10:52 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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To me, without "Merry Christmas" on the lips and in the heart the day becomes meaningless.
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