Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas?

Crazy busy seems to be the theme around here.  It’s a good {<-I just wrote food} thing I love being busy.  Actually I pretty much love everything I do.  Except unloading the dishwasher or going to the dreaded post office.  You know I love you, when you get mail from me.  Just sayin’

In the middle of all this craziness I made time for a run to the beach.  I freaking love living in Monterey!

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3.25 miles down.  Maybe I should add up my mileage for the Runvember challenge? 

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I forgot a couple things at Target the other day.  Whoops, I had to make another trip to my favorite store. 

While there I was ambushed with a beautiful Christmas candle display.  Man, I am such a sucker for candles and this one from Glade smells amazing.

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Even Trader Joe’s jumped in with their seasonal coffee.  Have you tried this one?

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Speaking of seasonal treats, I read an article on how The Gap is ditching Happy Holidays for Merry Christmas this year.  I know this is a controversial subject, but I would love to know how you feel bout it.

Personally I always say Merry Christmas because well, it is Christmas.  I have no problem wishing someone Happy Hanukah or whatever holiday season it is.  I’m not offended if someone wishes me a Happy Holidays.

I think that 1-2% of the population of the United States are offended by the term Christmas are the same people that love to stir the pot about everything.  If you ask most people from another country if Christmas bothers them, they will say no, because, nowhere in the world allows freedom of religion like we do here.  America was founded by men and women that wanted to leave the tyranny of a monarchy behind and practice anything they want.  Christians, Jews, Islamists, and yes even Atheists can practice without persecution.  If you get offended over a word like Christmas, then maybe you aren’t ever happy anyway! 

However, my opinion with The Gap choosing to reconsider this is just a ploy to increase sales.  But that’s just my 2 cents fo free.

Your thoughts?

What chores do you dislike the most?

Along with the ones above, I don’t like getting gas or going to the bank.  Two major things most humans have to do.  I’d rather be out running. 

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10 Comments on “Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas?

  1. I think it’s really being over-thought (if that is a word). Christmas is Christmas….and I enjoy hearing Merry Christmas…and singing all the traditional Christmas songs. That’s my little 2 cents. LOL

    Chores I hate? Cleaning the bathroom is at the top of the list!!!

  2. I don’t see any problem with it. You can respond with happy holidays or you can not respond at all if you don’t want too!

    I HATE cleaning the bathroom and put it off at all costs.

  3. Im Jewish and from a pretty Jewy neighborhood so I grew up with Happy Holidays but am in no way offended by Merry Christmas. I’m usually the one in my apartment who goes all out on christmas decorations because I love Holiday Spirit.

  4. Yeah, I don’t get why people are offended by Merry Christmas. I’m not offended if someone says Happy Holidays, but I do prefer to hear Merry Christmas. I’m glad that The Gap is changing back to Merry Christmas, but you are probably right about it just being a marketing ploy.

    I absolutely hate cleaning the bathrooms! I need someone to invent a self-cleaning one! Lol

  5. Merry Christmas for sure… because that’s the holiday you are celebrating. I’ve never really understand why people are offended by it. But that’s just me.

    I absolutely HATE doing dishes. Gross.

  6. The whole “happy Holidays” vs. “Merry Christmas” thing doesn’t get my panties in a bunch but I’ll be honest and say that I miss hearing “Merry Christmas”. Growing up it was still acceptable, so it feels comforting to hear (silly I know). I get that some people are offended by it, but no one says “Merry Christmas” purposely trying to offend anyone so I don’t see it as a big deal. But thats just me. It’s a happy phrase not a “I DONT LIKE YOU SO MERRY CHRISTMAS” kind of thing.

  7. The Happy Holidays vs. Merry Christmas debate.

    I’m not offended by “Merry Christmas,” and I don’t think a lot of people are offended. I think the point of saying “Happy Holidays” is to be more inclusive, and I’m all for that. But I’m a social worker and I’m very mindful and conscious of being culturally competent wherever I can be. It’s not always about someone being offended, it’s sometimes about being inclusive, especially around the holiday season, where we don’t want to exclude anyone on the cheer and good tidings!

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