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  2. Yes, Merry Christmas is the kindest thing you can say yo everyone. This time of year and all year, you should be thing of others, not yourself.

  3. Of I know they are Christian, it’s Merry.Christmas, if I know they are Jewish, it’s Happy Hanaka, Otherwise I say Happy Holidays, but Always Happy New Years!

  4. Delmar Bromm……..you were spot on to say,”Merry Blessed Christmas” as JESUS CHRIST, who is GOD’S Blessing to the person you are greeting!

    With Prayers,
    Mrs. Morrison.

    P.S. You’ve inspired me to use the word “prosperous” in my Happy New Year greeting!

  5. Absolutely I say Merry Christmas. It’s a day everyone, including atheists, can enjoy.
    If the anti-Christmas crowd was serious enough about the Christmas season, they would refuse to take the day off from work! But they don’t! They enjoy the time off with the benefits, so I can’t take them very seriously.
    Jesus is the reason for the season!!!

  6. As hard as the atheists have tried, they will not stop Christians. I will ALWAYS say Merry Christmas!!
    Merry Christmas everyone and a very Happy New Year as well!!!!! GOD bless….

  7. Here’s how Wikipedia describes “Happy Holidays” — “A collective and inclusive wish for the period encompassing Thanksgiving, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Winter solstice, Christmas Day (The Nativity of the Lord), Boxing Day (St. Stephen’s Day), the New Year and Epiphany.”

    There is no “war on Christmas.” Retailers have been replacing saying “Merry Christmas” with nonsectarian seasons greetings, because we are becoming an increasingly multireligious society. They’re engaging in good business practice.

    What are retailers supposed to do?! Greet everyone entering their stores with, “Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Joyous Gita-Jayanti, Happy Solstice, Happy Kwanzaa, …” all at once?! “Seasons Greetings” or “Happy Holidays” are all-inclusive. They don’t leave anyone out and they don’t offend anyone, either.

    The United States is becoming an increasingly multireligious society, and both the private and public sectors are taking note.

    There is no “war on Christmas.” Retailers have been replacing saying “Merry Christmas” with nonsectarian seasons greetings, because we are becoming an increasingly multireligious society. They’re engaging in good business practice.

    Zack Hunt similarly writes: “It’s called *capitalism*. We live in a pluralistic society that celebrates multiple religious holidays in the month of December. It makes perfect sense for them to try to appeal to as many customers as possible in order to make as much money as possible by embracing the entire range of things being celebrated in December, instead of focusing on just one particular niche.”

  8. THE “REAL” CHRISTMAS

    I remember this time of the year to be a cheerful one,
    All of us excited and looking forward to having fun,
    A few years back some tried to change the meaning,
    Of this, our wonderful CHRISTMAS season!

    Some came out and said, let’s remove the real reason,
    And make this a time without any “REAL” meaning!
    It was suggested to use a new name, x mas,
    And created with most of us a tremendous mess!

    Christmas is the celebration of God’s newborn baby boy,
    Sent to us to provide a great life of eternal joy!
    Without Jesus, no one would have hope of a new life,
    He came to show His love to each of us, without strife!

    Saying “MERRY CHRISTMAS” always brings a smile,
    So let’s make this renewed saying our “personal lifestyle”.
    Taking Christ out of Christmas was such a huge mistake,
    “THE REASON FOR THE SEASON” is not a fake!

    AUTHOR: Wally Featherston
    December 2019

  9. THE “REAL” CHRISTMAS

    I remember this time of the year to be a cheerful one,
    All of us excited and looking forward to having fun,
    A few years back some tried to change the meaning,
    Of this, our wonderful CHRISTMAS season!

    Some came out and said, let’s remove the real reason,
    And make this a time without any “REAL” meaning!
    It was suggested to use a new name, x mas,
    And created with most of us a tremendous mess!

    Christmas is the celebration of God’s newborn baby boy,
    Sent to us to provide a great life of eternal joy!
    Without Jesus, no one would have hope of a new life,
    He came to show His love to each of us, without strife!

    Saying “MERRY CHRISTMAS” always brings a smile,
    So let’s make this renewed saying our “personal life style”.
    Taking Christ out of Christmas was such a huge mistake,
    “THE REASON FOR THE SEASON” is not a fake!

    AUTHOR: Wally Featherston
    December 2019

  10. If we are Christian, we say Merry Christmas asking everyone to be Happy in Christ and pointing to Him as the Way, the only way of Salvation.

  11. Of course. Also, I have noticed that the anti libs have been putting happy holidays sarcastically into their anti-culrure/religion replies. I just tell them “Merry Christmas”..

  12. I do NOT believe in the supernatural. But I often say Merry Christmas and sometimes also Happy Holidays, Happy New Year, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Ramadan, Happy Festivas, and so on.

  13. Merry Christmas to all! As a youngster this was an exciting time of year. In school we would paint the windows with Christmas scenes, there would be a Christmas tree in each classroom that all the children would help decorate, there would be Christmas parties and there would be a Christmas (not holiday!) concert during which real Christmas carols were sung. As I grew older, I watched with sadness how very subtly things began to change. The word “Christmas” was being replaced by “holiday”, and people were beginning to almost fear wishing others a “Merry Christmas”. Now in my eighth decade I and my family still celebrate the old fashioned Christmas traditions I grew up with. We still have the traditional Christmas Eve with the seven (more or less) types of seafood, and we gather for dinner on Christmas Day. Midnight Mass was always a “given”, but as of late, most of my family has abandoned that custom. This year I am disappointed that my church is not holding a Midnight Mass. Another tradition gone! But it is still the Christmas Season. So to all of you who still treasure the “old days”, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  14. I believe in Jesus Christ and not in being pollical correctness.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS.

  15. I’ve heard more people say Merry Christmas this year than the last 10 years they have a better Christmas spirt Obama tried to get Merry Christmas out and just say happy holiday it’s great to hear Merry Christmas again. Merry Christmas everyone!!!!

  16. I disagree with this thinking. The US of A was founded on Christian principles and through the “melting pot” process, (assimilation) other nationalities became Americanized and contributed to the culture. We have lost this exceptionalism and become divisive, so some of us invented the meaningless generic phrase “Happy Holidays.”

  17. Vasu, like always long winded. Yes there’s a war on CHRISTMAS. The word Christmas offends Muslims and other religions that don’t believe in CHRIST. Therefore, in order to appease them. Business have adopted Happy Holidays in order to keep them coming back. People in some businesses have been yelled at and hit because of people who don’t believe. I’ll give you an example, Muslims going around a town telling the stores that they had to take pork out of their store. This has happened to a town in the U.P of Michigan. However, it didn’t work. Now, look at Costco. They bowed down them and many people left them. These are people from other countries that want us to conform to their lifestyle and religion or die. It’s not just others from another country. You have the atheists or the devil worshipers. There are so many examples of Christmas being attached Evey day. I could go on and on about this that I won’t. All I have to say is, if you can’t see it. Then you either don’t care, or your one of them want to tear everything that is good in this country down. If that’s the case, the leave the country. MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR to all.

  18. Thank you for that honest somber assessment. America is under attack in every area but, too many sheeple refuse to believe it. They will believe it when Sharia law is ENFORCED BY BEHEADINGS. Ret US Army..

  19. I may be an atheist but I am far from a Leftist. If Someone wishes me “Happy Holidays” I invariably say:” I do Merry Christmas not Happy Holidays. I do that for two reasons,,, tradition and the pleasant memories of Christmas that I have from when I was young and secondly, to tick-off any politically correct, Left wing idiots who happen to be within earshot.
    Merry Christmas to all!

  20. GOD BLESS everyone on this joyous Christmas. May your Harts be filled with love to all who comes in contact with you. For JESUS Loved everyone he came in contact with. Share it as he did.

  21. MERRY CHRISTMAS MERRY CHRISTMAS MERRY CHRISTMAS MERRY CHRISTMAS MERRY CHRISTMAS MERRY CHRISTMAS MERRY CHRISTMAS MERRY CHRISTMAS

  22. Dear Linda,
    I am an atheist and I have no desire to stop Christians if for no other reason than that my concept of morality is based on my Christian upbringing.
    My feelings on Christianity are: ” If it gives you comfort to believe in Christian teachings then do it! Just don’t expect me to have similar beliefs.”

  23. I am a Pagan…I also perform as a professional Santa…I was raised by Christian parents…I have no problem saying “MERRY CHRISTMAS”…I believe that most religions have the same or similar beliefs and that when I pray to my “Creator” that I am praying to the same Creator as we all are, I just call him by a name that helps me to feel a personal relationship to Him…I believe God doesn’t care what you call Him as long as you call him with Love and Respect…Blessings to all and a Merry Christmas….

  24. It is God’s gift of Redemption and Eternal Life. It is the most precious possession of any Christian. Wishing it upon another person, especially one who does not have it, is the greatest of generosities. Merry Christmas !
    AND especially to those non-believers , as well as those who reject it, Merry Christmas !

  25. YES, MERY CHRISTMAS, TO ALL WITH BLESSINGS FROM THE ONE AND ONLY TRUE KING!
    I PRAY FOR ALL HERTS TO OPEN AND LET THE LOVE OF GOD HIS FATHER TO REACH YOU.
    JESUS CAME & WE CELEBRATE TO REMEMBER, NO ONE IS LOST. YOU CAN CHOOSE, IT’S NEVER TOO
    LATE. YOU HAVE FREE WILL. DON’T LET THE “EVIL ONE” BLOW BLACK SMOKE INTO YOUR BRAIN &
    SOUL. SAY “MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOURSELF” THAT IS WHERE TO BEGIN. GOD BLESS US ALL TO
    BE SAFE AND LOVE “OUR GOD IN THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY. anneippe

  26. I ask nothing of you, John. The joy and hope of Christmas are precious and beautiful to me. I received them without condition. Very simply, I wish them upon you, as well. Merry Christmas !

  27. “Christmas” is not a holiday, as in “Happy Holidays”. Christmas is a birthday party. “Merry Christmas !” is placed before you, as a piece of birthday cake. Take it ! Leave it ! Throw it out the window ! Merry Christmas !

  28. Karen Poe The Democrats want thought and speech control. Yes I say Merry Christmas because
    it was good news to all people that a Savior has been born into this sin sick world to save sinners like myself.

  29. Boy are you right about that! They act scared to even say “Happy Holidays” Sad, they are not afraid to take our money.

  30. This country was founded by people who wanted to practice their religión freely. I will not bow to those politicians and courts that tell me how to address people. To h–l with political correctness. I have been saying Merry Christmas all my life and no one has ever objected to it. And too bad if they do. This is still América isn’t It?

  31. Not only do I say “Merry Christmas”,
    I will also remark “May the Blessings of The Season be yours to claim.”

  32. Jesus is the only reason for Christmas.
    So Merry Christmas is the only reason for the season. If the was no Jesus, then it would be just a long winter. And why do a small few get to take away our rights. This is what our country was founded on.
    Judeo Christian values, have no problem with people coming around the countries to seek living here, but they need to keep their country the way they want and when the choose to come here they need to respect our county.

  33. I say Merry Christmas to all my friends, family, and everyone I interact with at this time of year. I do get some sour faces, but I’ll be damned if they think that I’ll ever yield my right to freedom of speech!

  34. I’ve said Merry Christmas all my life and am going to continue the tradition as long as I live. It’s taken on such a more dear meaning to me as I came back to the Lord a few days ago after running away from him for so many years. So I find these poll results interesting since it seems our society seems to put political correctness horse ahead of the cart unless some people only say things like Happy Holidays etc to appease the P.C. police

  35. This is the most beautiful time of the year, celebrating Jesus birth is an honor. So I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a very prosperous New Year.

  36. This is the most beautiful time of the year, celebrating Jesus birth is an honor. So I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a very prosperous New Year.

  37. I love that statement Marcello and feel the same way even though I am a Christian. As a young Catholic we were taught that God is an all powerful, all merciful, loving being that we will never be able to come to grips with until we are in His presence.

  38. I use both, whichever comes out of my mouth at the time. And I don’t attach any religion to it. It’s a greeting or salutation delivering good wishes.

  39. As a conservative and a Christian I am not concerned with being politically correct. Christians celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Without His birth there would be no holiday. Therefore, as far as I am concerned the correct thing for me to say is Merry Christmas.

  40. I have been doing that for years. It does tick the non believers off. Some stores the employees respond to what the customers. Others they make a generic response. I even yell “Merry Christmas” loudly as I walk out the door. [smile]

  41. I’VE BEEN SAYING “MERRY CHRISTMAS” FOR OVER 89 YEARS! EVEN THOUGH THE EXACT DATE OF THE BIRTH DATE OF JESUS CHRIST IS NOT KNOWN, IT’S A KNOWN TRUTH THAT HE WAS BORN. I WILL ALWAYS SAY “MERRY CHRISTMAS” ON BEHALF OF OUR RISEN SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST THE SON OF GOD. FURTHER MORE; THE BEST PART OF THE WORD CHRISTMAS ARE IT’S FIRST SIX LETTERS!

  42. Obama was & is against anything Christian. Yes I’m aware he claims to be a Christian. Right, first thing, a true Christian never has to announce to anyone that they are a Christian, everyone will know they are a Christian by their actions & works. People’s actions & works will also show everyone they aren’t a Christian.

    Secondly, name one Christian in the history of the World that changed their Christian name to a Muslim name & remained a Christian. You can’t because Christians don’t change their names to Muslim names! People who convert to the Muslim religion change their given birth names to Muslim names. No Christian can change their Christian name to a Muslim name & remain a Christian. He can use the excuse that he changed his name to his fathers name or whatever but that doesn’t hold water if you are a Christian. You can become a Christian when you have a Muslim name but you can’t do the reverse by being a Christian with a Christian name & decide you want a Muslim name. No way!!! Christians keep their Christian names!!!!

  43. I can understand saying Happy Holidays to cover everyone during this Holiday season, BUT, I say, “Merry Christmas and happy holidays” as load as possible. It’s funny how store clerks or general employees will perk up and say Merry Christmas after I do. I also don’t patronize businesses that, in their advert’s, don’t say Christmas at all while trying to sell us Christmas gifts. Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all of you.

  44. Why pander to those who could not care less about the real meaning of Christmas? What connection does light have with darkness? Man up and ‘just’ proclaim Merry Christmas ! Let the chips fall where they may..

  45. ??? It doesn’t matter what you believe. You can deny truth, but that just makes you a fool. God is very real. That is a fact. You have the same chance as everyone else to come to Jesus and accept Him as your Savior. He loves everyone and died for the sins of all, even yours.

  46. There is one creator and that is God. He loves everyone so much that He sent His Son Jesus to die and go to Hell so we can join Him in Heaven. satan brought sin into this world and sin is not allowed in Heaven. Jesus died to save us from satan and it costs nothing to come to Him and be saved. He paid it all on the cross

  47. Merry Christmas to you Jack. Merry Christmas to your family, and all the families responding to this survey and replying Merry Christmas. Keep spreading your LOVE and Peace of the Lord throughout the world. America, your neighbors and the world need peace and humanity.✌️❤️????????

  48. What I find worse than using Happy Holiday to a Christian, is the use of XMAS. Literally blocking out the sacred name of JESUS. I was in China recently and it was wonderful to see emblazoned on every ad MERRY CHRISTMAS. X was never used.

  49. I’ve been saying Merry Christmas all of my 64 yrs & I’m gonna keep on saying MERRY CHRISTMAS until
    Almighty God calls me home to Heaven! God bless America & God bless President Trump & Mrs Trump!

  50. Merry Christmas has been said for YEARS. It should continue what’s wrong with saying it? Merry Christmas to you all

  51. I appreciate the poem
    that Wally wrote this year.
    It’s sad he had to write it;
    since change comes to us from fear!

    What’s wrong with Merry Christmas?
    It’s based on Truth, not lies
    This is the litmus test for words;
    For “Holiday” means “Holy Day”!
    Surprise!

  52. Much of the world is celebrating Christmas, as revealed by billboards, advertisements, decorations and many decorative lights. So however, it is expressed, the message still most revealed through out history and the world has been, “Merry Christmas.” Changing that is changing, who we have always been. It is part of our freedom of speech to declare, when and how we choose. If offended, perhaps one should go to a nation that believes as they do, or hibernate.

  53. That’s your choice and I respect that. My love for Jesus Christ over the past thirty years is that I was ignoring His Love all my seventy years. His protection, guidance, mercy, forgiveness, patients and LOVE. When My eyes were finally open and know God is for real. I have a peace that when I die I will send eturnity with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

  54. I AM A DAMN RED NECK AND IF YOU THINK YOU CAN TELL ME WHAT I CAN NOT SAY OR CAN SAY YOU ALL CAN GO TO HELL MERRY CHRISTMAS

  55. You can say what ever you want but I always say “MERRY CHRISTMAS” to everyone I see. Christmas is a time of joy and a birthday of Jesus Christ whether you believe in him or not. When you have a birthday (or celebration) don’t people say Happy Birthday to you? I feel sorry for those who do not have someone to look up to and give them joy. Hell is not where you want to be so change your attitude and you will feel much better. Go to church and reacquaint yourself to God.

  56. I sincerely feel sorry for those that have been bullied into the PC phrase of “happy holidays”. I was born and raised saying “MERRY CHRISTMAS” and I will go to my grave saying it!

  57. Why the “happy holidays”? Is that what your parents said? Or have you caved to the pc crowd?
    For me and mine, it will always be MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  58. How do you know the people you are wishing Merry Christmas to are celebrating Christmas? Maybe they are Jewish or Atheist or another religion. Happy Holidays covers them all, even Christmas. Why does everyone think its a “war on christmas” no one is taking away Christmas.

  59. Jesus is the REASON for THE SEASON!!! But I guess that the FAR LEFT is overdosing on the Kool Aid. Hmmmmm…. ya think that maybe next year , instead of Santa leaving gifts on their doorsteps, maybe Rudolf could have the Honors??? Just a thought.

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