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Old 21.12.2011, 15:48
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Re: "holiday time" greetings

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We don't call him Christ though so maybe for them if you want to stay sensitive a Merry Xmas might be more appropriate.
And how would one pronounce that? Merry eksmas? Merry crossmas?
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And how would one pronounce that? Merry eksmas? Merry crossmas?
After enough egg-nog, it would be Merry Pistmas...
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I think the "happy holidays" thing is daft - I think most British people would say that if you were off on your summer holiday. It's Christmas - that's why we are having time off work, so what's wrong with saying it? Even if you don't celebrate it religiously you can still have a Merry Christmas can't you?

House full of heathens here and we're definitely having a Merry Christmas (I blame the sherry!)
As my gay friend back home would say when entering a room full of people ... "I hope you`re all Gay?...(silence)...... or Merry?

It`s Christmas Time! That one time of the year when everyone is entitled to spend whatever they like, buy whatever they like, and drink and eat as much as they like.

EVERYONE gets to enjoy this holiday time, irrespective of their own beliefs - strange hey? I like it, to walk around the village and look at all the pretty fairy lights and decorations, the baubles and shiny stars hanging in windows. The excitement of the children (waiting for their Christmas gifts). We are so fortunate to have all this. To be able to afford all this.
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Old 21.12.2011, 20:16
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Re: "holiday time" greetings

Unless I know someone, I don't tend to say "Merry Christmas" anyhow...

I DO like "Happy Holidays" as it isn't only Christmas time but also New Year as well and, if I am recalling well what I've seen from some of my Jewish friends, I believe it is Chanukah now as well - for me it isn't so much a "politically correct" thing but rather honestly wishing everyone to enjoy their "holiday" whatever their beliefs.

So far as the British vs American English usage of the word "holiday" itself, well, as many folks who can DO take time off work and school for the celebration period, whether or not they go someplace, sooooo... either way, generally it is a "holiday" anyhow.
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Old 21.12.2011, 20:34
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Re: "holiday time" greetings

Why are people falling over themselves to be politically correct?

It's a Christian holiday, and I will wish everyone a merry Christmas. If some other believer wants to be miserable or go to work, then that is their problem, I don't see any need to think "Am I offending anyone?" The crusades ended a long while ago, and shouldn't there by now be some forgive and forget attitudes?
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Why are people falling over themselves to be politically correct?

It's a Christian holiday, and I will wish everyone a merry Christmas. If some other believer wants to be miserable or go to work, then that is their problem, I don't see any need to think "Am I offending anyone?" The crusades ended a long while ago, and shouldn't there by now be some forgive and forget attitudes?
Because it`s more fun to be more politically correct than anyone else! Oooohhh how painful we have become. Almost as bad as trying to walk the dog!..... or cat.
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Old 21.12.2011, 20:46
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Re: "holiday time" greetings

everyone know's that christmas is just about buying presents, eating and drinking too much and having time off work. not sure why we should drag religion into this sacred commercial holiday
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Re: "holiday time" greetings

I have always gone with Happy Holidays as it easier then keeping track of who in my family is Catholic and who is Jewish. What strikes me as interesting is when the words are more important than the sentiment....Peace, Love, and Joy to all!
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everyone know's that christmas is just about buying presents, eating and drinking too much and having time off work. not sure why we should drag religion into this sacred commercial holiday
Yes, I quite agree with you!

Christmas time is for getting drunk actually. Getting drunk peacefully because mountains of food has been prepared so no-one is going to starve, and all the money spent on presents, and one is bankrupted until the end of February next year ..... and all those lovely bottles of wine need sampling.......... and you have to put up with relatives you don`t normally associate with .... so just have a drink and forget about work.After all, it IS a sacred commercial holiday! And everyone has contributed to it!
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Re: "holiday time" greetings

this is an old one i know, but i think quite appropriate considering the times we live in. Gets the message across and I'm almost sure it won't offend.

The computers first christmas:

jollymerry
hollyberry
jollyberry
merryholly
happyholly
jollyjelly
jellybelly
bellymerry
hollyheppy
jollyMerry
marryJerry
merryHarry
hoppyBarry
heppyJarry
bobbyheppy
berryjorry
jorryjolly
moppyjelly
Mullymerry
Jerryjolly
bellyboppy
jorryhoppy
hollymoppy
Barrymerry
Jarryhappy
happyboppy
boppyjolly
jollymerry
merrymerry
merrymerry
merryChris
ammerryasa
Chrismerry
asMERRYCHR
YSANTHEMUM

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Durn it, doesn't show up nearly as purty as from where I stole it from, still, Merry Berry everybody
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