Oh boy. What is the Floof getting into now?
I’m not going to force anyone to say ‘Merry Christmas’ over ‘Happy Holidays’ or vice versa. Say what you want, I don’t care. I usually say ‘Merry Christmas’, personally.
And you can say what you want, or whatnot… but I found the most interesting post on it today on Metaquotes @ Livejournal.
He said that a Jewish person wishing him “Happy Chanukah” would mean MORE to him than if that same person wished him “Merry Christmas.” Because — for a non-Christian, Christmas didn’t really mean much to them, so it was just an empty phrase. But Chanukah was the holiday that actually DID mean something to them, so if a Jewish person wished him, a non-Christian, a Happy Chanukah, then it was a greeting that he would feel had some actual sentiment behind it. And he much preferred that. Presumably, he would also have been cool with a Muslim person wishing him a Blessed Eid or Ramadan, a Hindi person wishing him a Happy Diwali, or the like.
I think this is the best way to describe what I feel about the issue, and that’s all I’ll say on it.
Merry Christmas, everyone. :D