Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas?
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Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas?

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I'm in a bit of a Christmasy mood today, and got to thinking about how as of late, you never hear anyone say Merry Christmas anymore, it's always Happy Holidays. My mom was actually bitching about this the other day. So what do you say, and what are your thoughts on this phenomenon?

Posted by RexLewis85
on Monday, December 6, 2010
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RexLewis85 -
Sunday, December 26, 2010
This thread is no longer relevant...lol it's over, and I'm relieved. Now I can go back into stores without having a panic attack.
Aesthetikz -
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Merry CHRISTmas.
getsa -
Thursday, December 23, 2010
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

I use merry christmas. well, because I'm catholic and that's what I got used to. most people here use merry christmas when they greet each other.
CaptainCadaver -
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Oh..
I don't do it to be PC .
Im hardly PC.
Offending people that are easily offended is one of my very favorite things.lol
I say "Happy Holidays" to most everybody.
I really only say "Merry Christmas" when somebody says it to me.
The "Christ" part isn't of any importance to me.
So I don't care if it's there or not.
I would say Merry X-mas....But it feels/sounds weird to say.
somebody1 -
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Its like that more so now that its just my family and I than it was. it feels a bit better xmas day but its not the same sense of man I can't wait until xmas day as it was. Maybe once I have a family. My family seems to feel this way too. Losing grandma in 2008 seems to have knocked the wind out of us.
bobtheodd -
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
I'm right there with you.....but my mother always makes food, and that is awesome.
Punstarr -
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Christmas doesn't give me that warm feeling that it used to. It's just another day to me now.
Therapist -
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
I make a point to tell my Jewish friends merry christmas
RexLewis85 -
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Yeah I've never been very PC, it's Merry Christmas for me...if they get mad, they can get over it.
somebody1 -
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
I don't care what faith they are I still say merry christmas and if they don't like it tough lol. I'm tired of Political correctness robbing this country of its traditions. I don't go complaining about kwanza or anything like that so they should suck it up and deal.
CaptainCadaver -
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Doesn't really matter to me.
But I say "Happy holidays" when I'm not sure what people celebrate.
~♥XxGeekyGabixX♥~ -
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Awww come one how can you not like christmas?! Like Not everyone is greedy like even if you have no one to spend it with wouldn't it make you feel good and all warm and fuzzy to put a toy you know a kid will love inside the toys for tots bin ....Am I the only one here who remembers all the good stuff like the feeling you get when you give some one something that makes them happy? c'mon I can be the only one who loves searching for that perfect gift ...am I? ...I feel like cindy lou right now but I don't care.
Darththomas -
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
I'd be one of those people who takes for ever to pay, I could never get my head around adding tax to stuff in the states. There was a few times I had the embarrasing moment when you forget and then don't have enough money to pay the tax. Oh and what's with tipping the staff at McDonalds??
somebody1 -
Monday, December 6, 2010
this time of year makes me want to see how far I can kick screaming little brats, tackle old folks who need to order from catalogs, and generally stupid folks who take forever to pay I nline. have the freakin cash or check or whatever in hand you moron. or worse the ones who can't' figure out the atm/credit machine at the register. now I have issues at times because every store is different with these but these morons act like they're trying to deactivate a nuke and stare at it. Mind you I'm actually like this with folks in general, which is why I can only be out ofr about 2 hours without an anxiety attack, and the worst are drivers. theyr'e stupid on good days but now that it is snowing oh crap its like everyone rushing to win a darwin award. on the bright side I can insult annoying cashiers with a "ho ho ho" and not get slapped for it.
bobtheodd -
Monday, December 6, 2010

I hear ya bob, Christmas is just another reason to spend money I don't have on stuff I don't need. My wife is obsessed with making this Christmas special too with it being our boys first one. I say he's too young to appreciate it and it's not like he'll remember in a years time. Wonder if I could get away with spitting in my wife's face
Meh christmas is easy to enjoy just understand the rules.

When your young: enjoy it for yourself.

When your a bit older: enjoy it for your parents

Older still: enjoy it for your kids and or spouse

Even older: enjoy it for all the people you have been blessed to have.
I can get behind this way of thinking, but their are exceptions to the rules....which leads to hate of the holiday.
1. Your family is dead broke(no presents or holiday meal) and one or both of your parents is a drunken a$$hole who like to beat on you.(no family bonding)
2. See number 1.
3. You are single and have to rug-rats OR you are dead broke and/or a drunken a$$hole who likes to beat on your kids and/or spouse therefor the holiday is craptastic for all those you come in contact with.
4. See all the above.

I am single with no kids, therefor, I see Christmas as just another day.
On a side note: I would like to choke everyone of those bell-ringing, money-beggars that the Salvation Army post at every mall and store.
Therapist -
Monday, December 6, 2010

I hear ya bob, Christmas is just another reason to spend money I don't have on stuff I don't need. My wife is obsessed with making this Christmas special too with it being our boys first one. I say he's too young to appreciate it and it's not like he'll remember in a years time. Wonder if I could get away with spitting in my wife's face
Meh christmas is easy to enjoy just understand the rules.

When your young: enjoy it for yourself.

When your a bit older: enjoy it for your parents

Older still: enjoy it for your kids and or spouse

Even older: enjoy it for all the people you have been blessed to have.
bobtheodd -
Monday, December 6, 2010
Wonder if I could get away with spitting in my wife's face

You could try, but I'm sure if you do you'll never get another chance to make any more kids, or anything close to it.
RexLewis85 -
Monday, December 6, 2010
Interesting, I knew this thread would get some good replies, if someone says something to me (whether it be Merry christmas or Happy Holidays) I simply say, "Same to you, but more of it." lol Gets the message across, and lets people know just how douchey I can be with this stuff.
somebody1 -
Monday, December 6, 2010
lol I know but I count them now since there are so many irish and scottish folk living there. Also wales is counted though nobody really pays attention to the welsh
Darththomas -
Monday, December 6, 2010
UUUUHHm?, sorry to pull you up on this but the term Celt does not actually include England, just Scotland and Ireland.
somebody1 -
Monday, December 6, 2010
Canadian? I'm sorry to hear that.
If anyone does ask about my ancestry I just say Celt since that covers the entire UK area. It's Merry christmas or happy holidays as both were interchangeable before the PC revolution. Usually I do happy holidays after xmas since it covers xmas and new years. or this time of year it's the traditional "shut up, pay for your crap, and get out of the freaking line because I'm in no mood for idiots while shopping" lol.
Darththomas -
Monday, December 6, 2010
Okay I give you major credit for that one lol. Funny thing is a lot of black people don't like the African American thing, it's up there with "what the h3ll is Kwanza" Everyone loves labels. I'm welsh, irish, scottish and a bunch of others but I'm an American with those backgrounds. I'm now welsh american. pick one and shut the frag up people. Actually these PC folks who like insert race here-American titles do deserve one. Dbag Americans.


Agreed, I'm English always have been always will be but my ancestory has me as a Canadian, Welsh, Englishman. I'll just stick to English.
somebody1 -
Monday, December 6, 2010
Okay I give you major credit for that one lol. Funny thing is a lot of black people don't like the African American thing, it's up there with "what the h3ll is Kwanza" Everyone loves labels. I'm welsh, irish, scottish and a bunch of others but I'm an American with those backgrounds. I'm now welsh american. pick one and shut the frag up people. Actually these PC folks who like insert race here-American titles do deserve one. Dbag Americans.
Darththomas -
Monday, December 6, 2010

I hear ya bob, Christmas is just another reason to spend money I don't have on stuff I don't need. My wife is obsessed with making this Christmas special too with it being our boys first one. I say he's too young to appreciate it and it's not like he'll remember in a years time. Wonder if I could get away with spitting in my wife's face
bobtheodd -
Monday, December 6, 2010
I say "Bah! Humbug!" Then if they don't go away, I spit on them.
Therapist -
Monday, December 6, 2010
I say merry christmas. I think the world is becoming far too PC. Heck I teach my adopted daughters to refer to my race as black. African american just sounds stupid to me.
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