We were talking about this at work the other day. On Facebook, I’ve seen so many people complaining about someone wishing them happy holidays instead of saying merry Christmas. I was in the break room with a couple of the gals I work with (Donna and Cathy) and I brought it up. We were all in agreement that we take no offense either way.
I figure, if someone says happy holidays, they’re just trying to be nice. I can’t imagine people taking offense to that. At work, if I see someone buying Christmas things, I’ll wish them a merry Christmas. Otherwise, I’ll say “happy holidays”…I’ve never had anyone get mad at me about that. When someone is just trying to be nice, wishing you well, I think you’re being overly sensitive to be offended by the wish for a happy holiday.
Yes, Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Christ, but there are other holidays at this time of year. Why should we exclude those of other faiths and beliefs when we’re hoping that people will have a happy holiday…whatever that holiday may be.
Come on people, chill a little…happy holidays to all!!