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HH vs MC

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Happy Holidays vs Merry Christmas

I was really hoping to avoid the tired old debate about which festive greeting to say to whom.

OK, here's my take: Say whatever you feel comfortable with. You don't need to carry around a Hoyle with you to play by the "rules". It's your mouth and your brain....say what you want. As long as your greeting comes from the heart, all is well.

I prefer to say "Happy Holidays" because I view that greeting as more inclusive and open-minded when I'm speaking to people I don't know well. We aren't all Christians (thank the Gods!).

So why am I re-hashing this? BECAUSE, in one of my Yahoo groups some old bugger said none of us should be saying "Happy Holidays" because it is Christmas, after all. Period. According to him, we should ALL be saying "Merry Christmas". Ah, well. That's ignorance for you.

Who made Christians the center of the universe? Oh, that's right. The Christians did...for Christ's sake!.
posted by Deb, 11:30 AM


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