VOTE: Do you want to be wished a ‘Merry Christmas’ or ‘Happy Holidays?’
It’s the most wonderful time of the year and it couldn't have a more vague greeting.
I don’t know about you but I feel a huge disconnect when someone wishes me a “Happy Holiday.” There’s nothing wrong with “Merry Christmas,” or “Happy Chanakah,” or whatever else you celebrate. Why should there be?
I’m Christian, and I wish people of all faiths to have a very Merry Christmas. By that, I mean that not only should their December 25th be good, but the entire season as well. If a Jewish person wished me a Happy Chanukah, that would mean they're wishing me 8 good days. What is the problem with someone sharing a little piece of their faith with me? Why would I be offended if someone were to presume by my name that I were a different faith? Would you?
I think we should take all good wishes in stride. If you really want to connect with another person, then share your holiday with them in a friendly greeting, or show them that you care enough about them to take the time to wish them well in theirs.
Do you prefer people to wish you a “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays?”