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Every year around this time we hear from people on Facebook or in the local paper who are "offended" because someone says Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas. Now many of us see this as just plain silly. Happy Holidays is a greeting that covers all the holidays between Thanksgiving and New Year5s Day. Should not be that hard to figure this out yet some3 people act like you've killed someone if you dare say Happy Holidays. They apparently think Christmas is the only holiday we should pay attention too during this time of year. News flash to these people. Many holidays are celebrated in December besides Christmas. Christians don't own December. There were many winter celebrations this time of year long before Christianity came along and there's nothing wrong with including them. I recall Happy Holidays being said all the time when I was growing up in the 70's and 80's and no one made a big deal out of it. It has just been in the last ten years or so some folks who have a persecution complex have made it in to an issue. Some people I guess are not happy unless they feel they are being persecuted.
Also someone saying Happy Holidays does not take away from your celebrating Christmas. You can still say Marry Christmas and celebrate the holiday as you always have. It does not effect you or your celebration one bit so stop making a big deal out if it. It is a greeting plain and simple.
As far as stores like Walmart or other big box stores saying Happy Holidays, These stores serve the general public not just those of certain faiths. They can say Happy Holidays if they want and they should to be all inclusive. If you don't like it, don't shop there. I am more inclined to shop at a store that favors diversity and is inclusive. If you don't, fine shop somewhere else. Also the only reason big box stores mention a holiday is because they can make money off of it. That's it, plain and simple. Notice you never see many Thanksgiving sales at Walmat, Target, etc, because there is not much money to be made on those hoidays except for food. There is no law requiring a store to say Merry Christmas or any holiday for that matter. There is also no law saying they have to be closed Christmas. If they thought they could make money on Christmas they'd be open then too. A business has the right to say whatever they want this time of year. If you don't like it, don't shop there. The whole idea that someone could get offended by someone saying Happy Holidays just seems insane to me.