What’s Wrong With Happy Holidays?

What's Wrong With Happy HolidaysIf someone goes to the trouble of wishing me Happy Holidays, oddly I don’t get mad because they didn’t say Merry Christmas, I’m happy that someone took the time to show some kindness. It was nice of them to say something. Maybe they say Happy Holidays to include New Year’s Eve or maybe they don’t know your religious beliefs. Is it possible that maybe they were just a nice person for two seconds?

Besides, would you rather they ask you what you’re celebrating? How awkward would that be?

Note that I’m not celebrating Christmas because of my love of the barn born Jesus, I like Santa Claus, he was probably born in the snow.

Hmm, both Santa Claus and Jesus sound suspiciously fictional, I should look more into that.

PS ugh, Christmas again? Didn’t we just do this?


53 thoughts on “What’s Wrong With Happy Holidays?

  1. Back in the day (before anyone got offended), Happy Holidays just meant Merry Christmas and Happy New Year (and even Happy Hanukkah if the shoe fit). It still means the same to me.

    I keep telling myself, “Christmas is only for a month…I can get through this πŸ‘

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  2. Happy Holidays covers most eventualities..I reckon Santa is a bot of a fraud but I can forgive him as he brings a lot of pleasure and excitement to children.
    The Roman Legions used to worship a god called Mithras from 1st to 4th Century though it was a much older Persian religion. Mithras was a virgin birth, had twelve disciples , was a teacher etc, etc so it seems much of Jesus’ s life was borrowed from Mithras to bring the legionaries into Christianity.The two religions didn’t follow the same path and Mithras is also shown as a slayer of the bull which didn’t enter into the Christian story.
    Over the years much of Pagan worship ( holly) has entered the Christmas tale including dates in the yearly calendar which leaves me wondering how much of the Christian story and the Christmas tale would be left without all the borrowed bits.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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  3. Haha, true! WHY don’t we care for the beliefs…. I mean some people celebrate this and others that, some do not eat or drink that on this and that day etc, yet I could think differently right? I am an Atheist and totally do not care (idgaf) about christ-messsssss, so yes, preferably let’s say happy holidays or rather enjoy your vacation. In case you’ve got one πŸ˜€ Have a good one! πŸ˜›

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  4. There is nothing wrong with Happy Holidays.

    The entire “issue” is just a means to sell books and get people mad to watch television shows (that also sell stuff”). Which is actually the true meaning of Christmas in the USA: Capitalism.

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  5. “…or maybe they don’t know your religious beliefs.”
    With me, it is more a question of my beliefs. As others here have stated, I prefer to keep things more generic.
    I file the “Merry X-Mas” (my Mother hates the X abbreviation) into the same trash can as saying “bless you” when someone sneezes. I can do without, thank you very much.
    Have a fabulous season!
    — John

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  6. Ha! I love this post! Happy Holidays is the all-inclusive holiday greeting and it just offends the shit out of certain people. I’m Jewish. I don’t get offended if people wish me a merry Christmas. They’re just trying to be nice.

    So. Happy Holidays! All of them!

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  7. I’m a Happy Holidays kinda girl. You don’t hear a lot of people proclaiming Blessed Yule. I’ll wish back whatever was wished to me, because it’s nice to be nice and good manners and all that. Any kindness in the madness of our society pleases me.

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  8. I agree! Happy holidays is meant to include the entire holiday season… Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years, Hannukah, Kwaanza, Ramadan, etc, etc, etc. A lot of people who insist that “Merry Christmas” is the only appropriate greeting, are basically saying that the Christian religious holiday is the only one worthy of acknowledging. To them I say, “Happy Chriskwaaramafestivusnewmas Day!”

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