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Doesn't the expression "Happy Holidays" make one want to spew.

Why oh why can't they say Happy bloody Christmas, like they've been saying for 2000 years.

Some hairy legged feminist or basket weaving warmener wearing hemp brothel creeper shoes probably thought this particular piece of PC drivel up.

Happy Holidays!!

Its Christmas not "Holiday"

gg
 

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Doesn't the expression "Happy Holidays" make one want to spew.

Why oh why can't they say Happy bloody Christmas, like they've been saying for 2000 years.

Some hairy legged feminist or basket weaving warmener wearing hemp brothel creeper shoes probably thought this particular piece of PC drivel up.

Happy Holidays!!

Its Christmas not "Holiday"

gg
Happy Holidays encompasses them all; which is why it's more relevant - especially in the US. You are forgetting, GG, that in the US - they have Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Hanukkah (they have a lot more Jewish folk than we do), and probably a whole range of other holidays!

"Merry Christmas and a happy new year" is fine, but try saying "Happy thanksgiving, merry Christmas, and a happy new year". It gets a little tiresome, so - happy holidays covers them all!
 

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I'm with you, gg, on this one. It's up there with 'fishers' rather than 'fishermen'.

The world was an easier place before PC.
 
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Yep Merry Christmas - and I will say the same to them with what they are celebrating

Happy Hannekah or whatever else.

Lazy sods.
 

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Since we've been here we've befriended a group of Thai people, all Buddhists.

They have embraced the culture of their adopted country and celebrate all the secular Christmas traditions with gusto. They wished us Merry Christmas and gave us a gift (actually they wished us Melly Chlistmas :D ).

When I was in manufacturing, at least a third of the people in the trade were Jews. They had no problem wishing us Merry Christmas and we wishing them Happy Hanukkah at the appropriate time.

It seem the only ones with a problem with the term are the chinless sandal wearing PC marxists intent on taking all the joy out of everyones life... maybe the odd Al CIAduh operative.

F### them!!

Normal people do not have a problem.
 
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Slightly less abnormal than totally FUBAR. It's all relative. :D
I'd agree Wayne.

The spontaneity that is English follows on from emotive needs to express ones thoughts.

Thus Merry Christmas, fubar and Happy Birthday all slip off the tongue.

Happy Holidays is thought for thoughts sake, no spontaneous emotion behind it, it merely exists to impose an alien angst onto an expression born of merriment eons ago.

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This is the reason most people start blogs; to vent their displeasure over the trivial, and all those other things they feel powerless to change.
 

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This is the reason most people start blogs; to vent their displeasure over the trivial, and all those other things they feel powerless to change.
Language and idiom is not trivial, so Merry ~~~~ing Christmas to you. :D
 
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Since we've been here we've befriended a group of Thai people, all Buddhists.

They have embraced the culture of their adopted country and celebrate all the secular Christmas traditions with gusto. They wished us Merry Christmas and gave us a gift (actually they wished us Melly Chlistmas :D ).

When I was in manufacturing, at least a third of the people in the trade were Jews. They had no problem wishing us Merry Christmas and we wishing them Happy Hanukkah at the appropriate time.

It seem the only ones with a problem with the term are the chinless sandal wearing PC marxists intent on taking all the joy out of everyones life... maybe the odd Al CIAduh operative.

F### them!!

Normal people do not have a problem.
Yep, well said Wayne

I dont like this melting pot of 'Happy Holiday'
 
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Happy Christmas annoys me too. It's still Merry Christmas to me and Happy New Year. Happy Holidays, no way thank you very much. Fraking commo lets be feminist tripe the lot of it. Enough rant for today.
 
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What should we say to atheists who don't celebrate Christmas?
Tough luck?


Serially though, I'm not atheist and I don't do Christmas either. I mean, I do the usual **** like dinner and so forth, but it's all a crock. You only need to know a little history to know it's got not a thing to do with Christ and everything to do with paganism. But even then I don't care.
 
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actually i've managed to avoid saying "merry christmas" for a good 5 years or so, when another says it to me, i respond "and to you to"

i wouldnt mind saying "merry christmas" if the spirit of it was there for me, but imo its been strangled by the powers that be, ie. profit and consumerism

although this year i managed to reel in this unpleasant feeling i get every December somewhat, by giving these gifts http://trans.worldvision.com.au/Smiles/GiftCatalogue/Default.aspx to the adults in my life

i intend to go this way from now on, at least for the adults :)

who knows, "merry christmas" might even begin to flow freely again
 

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What should we say to atheists who don't celebrate Christmas?
My guess would be that most Australians who 'celebrate Christmas' do so on the basis that they're off work, enjoy giving and receiving presents, eating excessively and drinking too much, with little thought about any religious observance.

I know several people who simply ignore it, and not because they're of any alternative religious persuasion, just because it's meaningless to them.
I'm pretty close to this myself.
 

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My guess would be that most Australians who 'celebrate Christmas' do so on the basis that they're off work, enjoy giving and receiving presents, eating excessively and drinking too much, with little thought about any religious observance.
AMEN! (pardon the pun) :D

I have just begun the labourious process of losing the December bulge.
 
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'F**ked Up Beyond All Reason' - haven't you watched 'Saving Private Ryan'?

I always thought that it was ze Germans tourists that were synonomous with wearing sandals? This thread has thus been an education to date.

The irony is that Jesus wore sandals too. So the obvious conclusion must be that Jesus was a tree hugging commie. Now that is FUBAR.

As always, one man's happiness is another man's hell. Merry holidays to you all.
 

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