Ah, the age-old greeting debate. Well, maybe not age-old, as it is an argument that’s actually evolved only recently over the past few years.
According to some, it’s a “War on Christmas” to use the phrase Happy Holidays. They feel so strongly, some have even taken legal action. And in an attempt to keep everyone happy, many school districts across the country have even gone so far as to change their Christmas vacation to the more politically correct, winter break.
A 2014 Pew research poll found 46% of Americans don’t care which greeting they hear, Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays are both acceptable.
In our opinion, there’s no winner in this battle. Instead of over analyzing all of this, we should simply forget the trivialness of it and enjoy the season. Besides, both phrases are greetings of good will and cheer so what could be so offending about that?!
Your turn. What do you think about this greetings controversy? Is there a difference between the two that’s large enough to justify the debate? While you’re at it, what do you think of the Starbucks red cups?
With that said; Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Festivus, Happy Kwanza, Happy Hanukkah and Happy New Year. Or perhaps we’ll start a new phrase, Merry Holidays. That should cover all bases, right?