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Autumn Whisper 1 child; Utah 9977 posts
4th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting MommyingWithGrace:</b>" Its all crazy to me. I am not Jewish, but I would smile and say Happy Hannukah back to you. I worked ... [snip!] ... merry christmas. The woman snatched her receipt out of my co workers hand and said "It's NOT Merry Christmas!" and stormed off."</blockquote>



People are crazy and just go through life looking to be offended. I am thoroughly convinced.

Christan_89 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8043 posts
4th Nov '12
Quoting Nigel Thornberry:" I think it's pretty silly to get offended over. I celebrate Christmas, so I wish people a merry Christmas. ... [snip!] ... different holidays, I shouldn't have to tip toe around and try to guess just what holidays people do and don't celebrate. "


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UhmAmber 1 child; Texas 2415 posts
4th Nov '12

Just say "happy christmahannakwanzikuh"
:)

Kimber-lily Due September 27 (girl); 4 kids; Nova Scotia 28962 posts
4th Nov '12

I say all the traditional happy Halloween, thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine's day, etc.
I don't even celebrate I hate holidays and money grabs but I think its funny that it pisses off someone when I say it.

UhmAmber 1 child; Texas 2415 posts
4th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kimber-Lily:</b>" I say all the traditional happy Halloween, thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine's day, etc. I don't even ... [snip!] ... etc. I don't even celebrate I hate holidays and money grabs but I think its funny that it pisses off someone when I say it."</blockquote>



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Hahaha maybe it makes me a b***h, but I think it's just hilarious when people get so offended by something simple.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
4th Nov '12
Quoting Emmy's Mom:" Are you offended if someone says merry Christmas to you and you aren't religious or celebrate something ... [snip!] ... have to start my 'happy holidays' phrase soon because the store won't want me to offend anyone, which I think is silly."


I've worked enough retail to say "Happy Holidays."



People still get offended by that and say "It's Christmas! Merry Christmas!"



Nope nope. Safest to just say Happy Holidays and leave it at that, haha.

mamaluvsher4babies 36 kids; California 4230 posts
4th Nov '12

I say Merry Christmas..

EnnaBennaBanana Due February 2; 2 kids; Maryland 6195 posts
4th Nov '12
Quoting Emmy's Mom:" Are you offended if someone says merry Christmas to you and you aren't religious or celebrate something ... [snip!] ... have to start my 'happy holidays' phrase soon because the store won't want me to offend anyone, which I think is silly."


I say Merry Christmas and Happy Thanksgiving to people. I don't think I've ever said "Happy Holidays" to anyone.
I have said "Happy Hanukkah" to my Jewish freinds though.

. , Richmond, VA, United States 75060 posts
4th Nov '12

I say Merry Christmas and Happy Thanksgiving. I don't usually wander around and say it to random people though. I've heard people working in stores/restaurants say all of them and I've never heard anyone get offended.

KissMeFinnNelson<3 1 child; 2 angel babies; Glasgow, Scotland, UK, United Kingdom 5406 posts
4th Nov '12

I say Merry Christmas and I'm Humanist (branch of Atheism), everyone here celebrates Christmas religious or not unless they are of a specific religion that celebrates something else or does not celebrate anything at all. As for Thanksgiving I wouldn't know whether or not that is considered rude to say as we don't have that here and I've only ever seen it on American shows so I couldn't really tell you what it even is lol If someone said Happy Holidays to me I'd just politely say "Holiday? No I'm not going away anywhere this Christmas." We guys say Holiday the same way you guys say vacation so if we were going away to Australia for a week we would say "I'm away on Holiday to Australia for a week in a few days." or if we were taking our statutory days off work we would say "I'm off from work on Holiday this week." So Happy Holidays wouldn't really make sense for us :/ but yes I don't think there is any need to be rude if you don't celebrate Christmas. I mean I work with a few Jehovah Witnesses and last year at Christmas I said to one of them by total accident "Have a great Christmas!", as it had just came out my mouth I suddenly realised what I had just said and was ready to apologise but he just laughed and said I don't celebrate Christmas but you have a nice Christmas with your family! There is no need to be rude when someone is trying to be nice.

Mama McNeely 2 kids; Bremerton, Washington 5117 posts
4th Nov '12

i am an atheist and I say merry christmas. I don't really care. I don't get offended easily. We live in a world with many religions and ideas and its dumb to get mad when someone uses and expression from theirs.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
4th Nov '12

I do. I'm not sure why anyone would be offended. I would not be offended if someone wished me a Happy Kwanza or Happy Hanuka.

MommyingWithGrace Beverly Hills, California 2427 posts
4th Nov '12

I hate to be an airhead, but what is Kwanza?

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
4th Nov '12
Quoting MommyingWithGrace:" I hate to be an airhead, but what is Kwanza?"


An African American holiday.

MommyingWithGrace Beverly Hills, California 2427 posts
4th Nov '12
Quoting bbbt:" An African American holiday. "


My oldest 2 kids are half black and I had no idea.