Jul 28, 2014

Do You Say 'Merry Christmas' or 'Happy Holidays'?

You might be surprised at the results of a poll on the subject.

Do You Say 'Merry Christmas' or 'Happy Holidays'?


Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays?

When it comes to season’s greetings, a new poll shows that the majority of Americans prefer “Merry Christmas” to “Happy Holidays.”

According to a survey from Rasmussen Reports, 68 percent of people polled prefer the traditional “Merry Christmas” while just 23 percent like "Happy Holidays," which can cover a variety of occasions.

When it comes to holiday signs, a whopping 70 percent of shoppers polled said they prefer to be greeted with “Merry Christmas” in stores rather than the more neutral Happy Holidays,  according to a Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

It doesn't end there. There have been "Christmas Trees" banned or replaced with "Holiday Trees," nativity scenes scrapped to avoid offending some, and the list goes on. Some say such things as “Merry Christmas” and nativity scenes exclude non-Christians.

The so-called “War on Christmas” has been a hot topic for years, with some saying “Merry Christmas” excludes non-Christians. Others believe the religious connotation behind the greeting does not belong in government or schools.

JohnstonPatch Asks You: Do you prefer “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays?” Take our poll and let us know the reason behind your preference in the comment section below.

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