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Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas?


A recent Public Survey shows that Americans
Shift Preference for “Happy Holidays” over “Merry Christmas” The Public Religion Research Institute asked
this question to in its survey. Do you think stores and businesses should
greet their customers with ‘Happy Holidays’ or ‘Seasons Greetings’ instead of ‘Merry Christmas’
out of respect for people of different faiths, or not? 49 percent of the people said “Yes” for this
question. i-e 49 percent of Americans believe that stores and businesses should use “happy
holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas” while only 43 percent of the people supported for
“merry Christmas”. Support for “happy holidays” is up five percentage
points when comparing to 2010 survey results. OK. Which one you prefer to use? Happy Holidays
or Merry Christmas? Say it thro’ the comments.

Stephen Childs

3 Comments

  1. Merry Christmas ….my Lord , Jesus Christ's birth is celebrated this day Dec 25th .

  2. MERRY CHRISTMAS ON DECEMBER 25th the day Jesus Christ our Lord was born.

  3. If you know for a fact the person is Christian, Merry Christmas is fine… HOWEVER, if you don't know the person and they are your cashier, server, salesperson, flight attendant, banker etc…. then use Happy Holidays so you don't seem to be a jerk or presumptuous.

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