Skip to comments.68% Prefer 'Merry Christmas' Over 'Happy Holidays'
Posted on 11/29/2012 6:48:14 AM PST by george76
Most Americans still prefer signs in stores that say Merry Christmas rather than ones with Happy Holidays.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 68% of American Adults prefer Merry Christmas. Just 23% like Happy Holidays instead.
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Now...what demographic could make up that 23%?
Muslims and their sympathizers? Possibly.
It appears 9% prefer, “You’ll be hearing from my lawyer at the aCLU”.
At one time, 68% preferred hetero vs. homo marriage.
At one time, 68% preferred NO to drugs vs. now legalizing some possession/use.
At one time, 68% preferred "pro-life" vs. "pro-choice."
At one time, ...oh nevermind!
Would there even BE a holiday season without Christmas?
Want to drive commies nuts? When they say “Happy Holidays”, nicely ask them which Holy Days they are referring to.
I like “Merry Christmas”, but don’t have any objection to “Happy Holidays”, since it always struck me that “Happy Holidays” — note the plural — constituted good wishes for both Christmas and New Years (or if you prefer the Feast of the Circumcision) and might even be stretched to include good wishes for Epiphany (while at the same time extending good wishes the adherents of the Old Covenant for Hanukkah).
What is objectionable is when “Holiday” or “Winter” is substituted for “Christmas” in reference to customs attached specifically to the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ (for example, the phrase “holiday tree” is an abhomination).
The 23% is made up of Atheists and Muzzies. And they need to stay that way.
In the past I have replied Merry Christmas. This year I think I will reply with "Which Holy Days are you referring to?"
If they are 0bama voters and get that duh look on their faces I will explain that Christmas and New Years are both Holy Days.
Thanks for the idea.
I like “Merry Christmas”, but to be honest, I prefer the ancient Christian name and greeting for this holiday.
When Christians greet each other on or after the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, during the Feast period (ends January 5 this year), one says:
“Christ is born!”
and the other answers:
The term “Christmas” is a contraction of two words “Christ Mass” which is a local term to the Church at Rome. “Merry Christmas” seems to have no connection to the Christian faith. Maybe “Merry Christmas” originated in England or something.
Before the Feast, which is December 25 on the new calendar, Christians do not greet each other in any special way, as the 40 days before the feast day are a Lenten period of fasting and preparation.
At my store, I use both “Happy Holidays” and “Merry Christmas”, because we have customers from many cultures. I got a lesson last week, though. I told one customer “Happy Thanksgiving” and the customer replied to me that she was a Jehovah’s Witness and didn’t celebrate ANY holidays. I did not know that before she mentioned it!
Our squadron announced it’s “Holiday” party. One civilian asked, “Which Holiday”? The Chief Mater Sergeant replied, “It refers to ALL the holidays the unit celebrates”. I almost piped in with how it seemed stupid to celebrate the 4th of July in December, but the Chief isn’t fond of civilians anyway. A co-worker told me the question was stupid and I responded that he made a point - Christmas and Jesus will soon be referred to as the C and J words to go along with the N word - only where certain folks can use the N word with impunity, there won’t be any slack cut for the C and J words no matter how closely the folks who use them can relate. I also wagered that if we ever decided to have a Ramadan party, it would be OK to use the word and not call it a “Holiday” party because it would be looked at as being disrespectful to the religion of terrorism. He looked at me like I was nuts. BTW - he’s our resident Obama fan.
I still don’t get why everyone on TV was saying “Happy Thanksgiving!” last week instead of “Happy Holiday!”.
What is cool is when one person in a room full of people yells out “Christ is born!” and everyone in the room responds together, “Glorify him!”
Glad to report many young cashiers breaking the PC barrier by wishing the customers a Merry Christmas!