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Should we say " Merry Christmas " instead of "Happy Holidays"? I know some Christians who are afraid to offend others with the word "CHRISTmas."

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Christmas or Christ's Mass:is one of most popular Christian midwinter celebrations. Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Messiah, Yeshua of Nazareth.The birth is observed on December 25th, the winter solstice upon establishment of the Julian Calendar in 45 BC.Banned by the Catholic Church as pagan, Christians revitalized its recognition as an authentic Christian festival,preserving much of the folklore and traditions of local pagan traditions.
---Ken on 11/14/07


Always wish people a Merry CHRISTmas! If they are offended, it's a good time to witness. Remember, Jesus said that you would be persecuted and others would revile against you for His sake, but you a blessed when it happens.
---Mr._Graham on 11/14/07


On Christmas...our Nations Holiday. It is appropriate to say Merry Christmas.
Christ is Christmas.
---Lisa on 11/13/07


The answer is very simple: say 'Merry (or Happy, if British) Christmas' ON CHRISTMAS.
That way a person can take it as either a wish for a happy religious holiday or a happy December 25th, depending upon their inclinations.

Say 'Happy Holidays' the rest of the season.
---Nancy on 11/9/07


Actually, and I say this not to call anyone out, but to encourage those that have been misinformed...Xmas is in fact Christmas, and should be read out loud as Christmas, not exmas. Contrary to popular belief, it's not a secular way of taking Christ out Christmas, but rather a symbol used by the church in Constantine's time. Google "Xmas originated", and read for yourself! I learned this last year, and am so glad I did. I don't have to get offended now, everytime I see "Xmas"!
---kady on 10/22/07




If I am with co-workers, or people that I know are not believers, I say "Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah and Happy Kwanzaa, or whatever you all celebrate." For my students, I tell them "Happy Holidays." I have Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim and Buddhist students in my classes this year.
---Trish9863 on 10/22/07


If I am with co-workers, or people that I know are not believers, I say "Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah and Happy Kwanzaa, or whatever you all celebrate." For my students, I tell them "Happy Holidays." I have Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim and Buddhist students in my classes this year.
---Trish9863 on 10/22/07


Merry Christmas...Christians are going to have to stick together and take back what the devil has stolen from us. The world can say Whatever they want and they get a pat on the back. We need to fight for Jesus. He is worth everything! I will not be ashamed! Praise His Name!
---Angela on 10/21/07


I still say "Merry Christmas". If people don't like it, that is them. I am not ashamed of the Christ I serve.
---Rebecca_D on 10/20/07


Mat 10:33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

I don't go anywhere the Lord can't go with me.
---Andrea on 10/20/07




I say Merry Christmas, I get offend when ppl say merry Xmas more than Happy Holidays when there isn't an X in there to begin with.
---ANN on 10/20/07


I have trouble with people who want to make merchandise out of an ostensibly Christian holiday and yet are so bigoted as to refuse to acknowledge that religious reality. Just venting. But, it does strike me as odd. This isn't "establishing" a religion that is already in existence, it is merely being polite to those from whom the business is profiting.
---ed_the_other_one on 10/20/07


just exactly what are they celebrating?if I offend someone ny telling them I am a believer,by saying merry christmas then so be it.christmas is about the birth of jesus,not santa,and cards,and presents.
---tom2 on 10/20/07


In U.K. the term 'merry' often means the state of being well on the way to being drunk. I don't like the term Merry Christmas but I hate Happy Holiday. All my Christmas cards say Happy Christmas. I will not buy them with the word Merry on them, nor will I buy ones with Xmas instead of Christmas. This is my personal choice. However, Christ is what Christmas is about. Anyone afraid of offending someone with the word Christmas should, perhaps, not celebrate it all.
---RitaH on 10/20/07


I don't think there can be many peole who would take offence at you wishing them a Merry Christmas, although some may reply "Actually, I don't celebrate christmas"
Trouble is we are too much affected by polictical correctness
In the UK some local councils will not allow Crhistmas cards to displayed on a works desk, and they have "Winterval" lights up in the streets UGH!!
---alan_of_UK on 10/20/07


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