The question for the debate is "is it ok to say season's greetings instead of Merry Christmas" not "should we replace merry Christmas with season's greetings". Of course it is ok to say season's greetings, Just as it is ok to say Merry Christmas. Each individual has their right to say their choice of greeting. And no, 25th of December isn't known as Christmas to EVERYONE. To some people, It is simply another day of the year. And again, This isn't a debate about not using Merry Christmas!
It gives recognition to all religions and non-religion. With Merry Christmas I would be excluding a good third of my friends, jews and muslims. This inclusive greeting sends a message that you stopped to think about what you are saying and not just following a program established at a time when it was more appropriate.
Yes, seasons greetings is a neutral term to use to be respectful to the people around you who may or may not have the same belief system as you. With the country diversifying, it is best to be mindful of your neighbor. Share the peace of the season with everyone respectfully.
Yes, it's okay to wish someone Season's Greetings instead of Merry Christmas. This would be especially true if you don't know the person at all, or if you know the person and know he or she doesn't celebrate Christmas but instead perhaps celebrates Hanukkah and New Year's Day. That being said, I don't think too many people are offended by a wish of Merry Christmas, since it's as benign as saying hello to someone, and really just means you care and are wishing them well.
In today's world it is important to be mindful of peoples views. Not all people follow or practice holiday traditions and we should attempt to be respectful to all. While many do follow these traditions we must take into account cultural and religious beliefs that vary so widely. I believe that the term season's greetings is by far more acceptable when taking this into account.
It is unreasonable to insist that everyone has to say Merry Christmas, as Christmas is a religious holiday. We, as Americans, have pushed Christmas much further than just a celebration of the birth of Christ, but that is why it is celebrated in the first place. Christmas has become a time of family getting together and exchanging gifts. Non-Christians celebrate the holiday as well. They do not celebrate it for the same reason, they celebrate the season, family, store discounts, time off work, etc. They should not be forced to say "Merry Christmas" or feel self conscious about saying "Seasons Greetings".
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Christmas has become a secular holiday, Lately. It isn't anymore about the birth of Christ, In its modern form. It is a mixture of celebrating the winter solstice as the ancient peoples of the Mediterranean area did, Inspired by the partenogenesis of Horus, God of Egyptians; the Crhistmas tree is inspired by Yggdrasil, The Viking tree of life. . . And let us not forget shopping and the sales campaigns.
So Christmas is an inclusive holiday, With a significant amount of interconnections with various historical traditions, Far from being a solely Christian celebration.
If I want to wish you a "Merry Christmas" that is MY prerogative and MY wish as the "wisher". If the "wishee" is offended, That is not MY problem, Its their problem.
I do wish my Jewish friends "Happy Hanukkah" and they return to me a "Merry Christmas".
I refuse to say "Seasons Greetings" because that is about as personal as a form letter from a lawyer. I. E.
"Please accept with no obligation, Implied or implicit, Our best wishes for an environmentally conscious, Socially responsible, Low stress, Non-addictive, Gender neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, Practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, Or secular practices of your choice, With respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, Or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. "
Of course by the time you get to the third line of that rambling mess of PC, Your intended "wishee" has lost attention and wandered off.
Merry Christmas is simply a way of communicating that you are happy, Hence the "merry. " I think it would be incorrect to belittle another one's religion or lack of it, But that is not what is happening here. A Christmas card is simply saying that your are feeling the good cheer of the holiday of Christmas; it doesn't even mean that you are religious!
The holiday is known as Christmas to everyone and all irrespective of faith, so the wishes should correctly be a merry Christmas. Same, you should wish Eid Mubarak for the (Muslim) holiday of Eid and Happy Diwali for the (Hindu) festival of Diwali, and not any "season's greetings".
If you don't like saying the name of the 25 December holiday, just wish the person a happy New Year, it's simple.
The holiday is known as Christmas to everyone and all irrespective of faith, so the wishes should correctly be a merry Christmas. Same, you wish Eid Mubarak for the (Muslim) holiday of Eid and Happy Diwali for the (Hindu) festival of Diwali, and not any "season's greetings".
If you don't like saying the name of the 25 December holiday, just wish the person a happy New Year, it's that simple.
People should not say season's greetings instead of Merry Christmas. This is just caving into political correctness. If a person wants to say Merry Christmas then they should feel comfortable and go ahead and say it. Some people do not want anyone to say Christmas and this needs to stop.