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Saying Merry Christmas is now considered racist and offensive.

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Merry Cristmas back to ya.
That is what is celebrated in my house and the PC stuff is really out of hand.

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I am offended when I see "x-mas" (I guess some cannot write "Christ" - must be under demonic possession) or hear "happy holidays" as if we don't know what holiday we're celebrating.

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Really? I mean come on. Get over it.
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My wife is a huge fan of Christmas, it brings out the best in her. But if you say "happy holidays" she will correct you to "Merry Christmas". I totally agree with her, all this tiptoe'ing bullshit that society expects like you can't say this and you can't say that needs to stop, people need to learn my 2 favorite words and that's "f**k off". Lol

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I have never heard anyone say that the words Merry Christmas are offensive, let alone racist. Tad bit of an exaggeration methinks.

However, telling someone who you know isn't Christian "Merry Christmas" could be construed as disrespectful, just as someone telling you (when they know you are Christian) "Happy Kwanzaa" wouldn't be taken well either. It's all about how you treat other people. Treat them with the same respect with which you expect to be treated.

I give my Jewish friends Chanukah presents, ON Chanukah, I don't give them Christmas presents at Christmas. They, in turn, give Christmas presents to Christians, on Christmas. It's a matter of consideration and respect for each others' traditions and holidays.

I know a whole bunch of Christians who would be whacked out if they got a Kwanzaa present instead of a Christmas present. So why would it be alright the other way around?

There's more than one holiday this time of year, and not everyone celebrates Christmas. It's nice when someone acknowledges YOUR holiday, so be reciprocal and acknowledge theirs too. When you don't know, Happy Holidays covers the bases.

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However, telling someone who you know isn't Christian "Merry Christmas" could be construed as disrespectful, just as someone telling you (when they know you are Christian) "Happy Kwanzaa" wouldn't be taken well either. It's all about how you treat other people. Treat them with the same respect with which you expect to be treated.
Good thing they were not insulted immigrating to a christian country. I didn't go to the middle east, and tell them to stop saying "Allah."

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There's more than one holiday this time of year, and not everyone celebrates Christmas. It's nice when someone acknowledges YOUR holiday, so be reciprocal and acknowledge theirs too. When you don't know, Happy Holidays covers the bases.
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How does someone saying 'Happy Holidays' take away your rights? Does it offend you? Why?

Don't you see how the whole "We say Merry Christmas and we don't care who doesn't like it" is quite arrogant... sort of making the assumption that everyone shares your traditions, and if they don't... they should!

When we say "Happy Holidays" it is simply an acknowledgement that we understand not everyone is Christian. It is nothing new, as the classic carols "Happy Holidays" and "Home for the Holidays" attest...

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How does someone saying 'Happy Holidays' take away your rights? Does it offend you? Why?

Don't you see how the whole "We say Merry Christmas and we don't care who doesn't like it" is quite arrogant... sort of making the assumption that everyone shares your traditions, and if they don't... they should!

When we say "Happy Holidays" it is simply an acknowledgement that we understand not everyone is Christian. It is nothing new, as the classic carols "Happy Holidays" and "Home for the Holidays" attest...
Exactly!

here's an interesting perspective I found online, and I'm quoting (don't know author)

"Frankly, being Jewish by birth, I *do* find it offensive when someone wishes me a Merry Christmas. I'm usually just utter a "Happy Chanukah" in return, utterly confusing whomever addressed me. But there are some who don't take it as well as I do, and they're more than justified for it.

Here you have a holiday in Christmas so mainstream that it's almost thought of as a secular holiday, as the above writeup suggests. The problem is, whatever Hallmark would have you believe about it, it is not a secular holiday. Spreading a little holiday spirit? No. You're spreading a little Christian spirit.

Most Jews would never wish a gentile a Happy Chanukah, and for good reason--it just wouldn't make any sense to do so, seeing how they don't celebrate that particular holiday. Most Christians, on the other hand (label this as a generalization if you must, but it's the truth), don't even think about whether the person they're about to wish a Merry Christmas to celebrates that particular holiday. Therein lies the contradiction. The majority's right to homogenize, I suppose.

And if you walked around getting wished a Happy Chanukah as much as we walk around getting wished a Merry Christmas, seeing Chanukah commercials on television as much as we see Christmas commercials, watching Chanukah movies as much as we see Christmas movies, and listening to Chanukah songs on the radio as much as we hear Christmas songs, I suspect you'd start to get more than a little upset too.

Not to sound like an advocate for political correctness or anything, but if you're not sure of a person's religion, simply say Happy Holidays. It solves a great many problems. "

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Don't you see how the whole "We say Merry Christmas and we don't care who doesn't like it" is quite arrogant...
There's a LOT more to what you say than just that.

Arrogant?

So when a Sikh immigrates to my country and then forces everyone here to bend and adjust to their religion that's not arrogant but me saying "Merry Christmas" and I don't care who doesn't like it is arrogant?

Call me arrogant, I don't care.

Oh, and I should mention, I'm an athiest and "Merry Christmas" has no religious meaning to me... it's simple a tradition I grew up with along with all the others my age.

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