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    While Happy Holidays is the safe way to go with a stranger, I always say Merry Christmas.

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    We've had a similar problem in the UK from the councils who don't want to upset their immigrant tenants it seems. Stuff 'em. I say "Bah Humbug" to everyone.

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    For a while I tried being "politically correct" and saying 'Happy Holiday". It, however, did not roll smoothly from my lips. It was so awkward I actually refrained from any greeting at all.

    A few years back I decided, since the holiday we were celebrating was Christmas, I would go back to saying Merry Christmas, as this is part of my spiritual tradition.

    I am now aware that the percentage of counted non-believers if very, very small and I highly resent the fact that their loud, complaining voices have robbed us (the majority) of our basic fundamental right to worship as we please.

    In my personal practice, I greet fellow Christians with "Merry Christmas" and for those whom I know, and some are my friends, that do not celebrate the holiday, I wish them a Happy Holiday so as not to shove my faith down their throat. To those I do not know, I 'Merry Christmas' them with a big happy smile and hope they will accord me the same courtesty I would extend to them if I knew what persuasion they were.


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    For some reason, I only feel comfortable saying "Merry Christmas" on Christmas day. The rest of the year, I just smile and say, "Hey!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kindle View Post
    For a while I tried being "politically correct" and saying 'Happy Holiday". It, however, did not roll smoothly from my lips. It was so awkward I actually refrained from any greeting at all.

    A few years back I decided, since the holiday we were celebrating was Christmas, I would go back to saying Merry Christmas, as this is part of my spiritual tradition.

    I am now aware that the percentage of counted non-believers if very, very small and I highly resent the fact that their loud, complaining voices have robbed us (the majority) of our basic fundamental right to worship as we please.

    In my personal practice, I greet fellow Christians with "Merry Christmas" and for those whom I know, and some are my friends, that do not celebrate the holiday, I wish them a Happy Holiday so as not to shove my faith down their throat. To those I do not know, I 'Merry Christmas' them with a big happy smile and hope they will accord me the same courtesty I would extend to them if I knew what persuasion they were.
    i'm like you, if i don't know someone they're gonna get a Merry Christmas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trunk Monkey View Post
    While Happy Holidays is the safe way to go with a stranger, I always say Merry Christmas.
    i will respond to folks a lot in whatever way they respond to me, if they say Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays thats what i will say in return, but if i'm the first to say anything i'm probably gonna say Merry Christmas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by along-for-the-ride View Post
    For some reason, I only feel comfortable saying "Merry Christmas" on Christmas day. The rest of the year, I just smile and say, "Hey!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayleneaussie View Post
    I always say Merry christmas at christmas time
    tis what it is, Christmas time!

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    I say Merry Christmas.. i will never stop saying it..

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