Christmas isn't the only holiday celebrated.
As an American student all my life, I've been surrounded by the Constitution and its virtues. The United States was first settled by immigrants who wanted to escape religious persecution, and so that their religion could be lived out freely and without spite against them. Included in the Constitution, the United States has no religion. So when people say "Merry Christmas," it's almost an assumption that the person being told such thing is Christian. This bothers me most when teachers say such things, but that's just my opinion.
I have two problems with saying merry Christmas 1. Logically if we measure time based on the timing of the birth of Christ then he was born on new years Christmas was placed on your the date of the pagen festival saternailia to make the religion more appealing to the pagens to get the pagens to stop feeding Christians to the loins. 2. Wail Hanukkah is only a minor Jewish holiday it exists but the Islamic month of Ramadan (I think I got the wrong month) in witch they fast and it's considered a holiday.
Just having a Christian holiday being said is rude and offensive to anyone who is not a celebrator of Jesus Christ. This "War on Christmas" is illogical and in true honesty kind of racist.
As Christianity created Christmas to over power the Pagan holiday f Yule (aka winter solstice) yes, happy holidays are much more appropriate. And Christmas has nothing to do with Christianity for all those Christians out there with a magnet that says "Keep Christ in Christmas." Your god has nothing to do with it, just another aggressive Christian.
Christmas was originally a roman holiday
Christmas is the birth of Jesus Christ and that is exactly what it should be. Trying to un-Christianize Christian holidays is religious discrimination and religious cleansing.
Merry christmas. We say Happy Valentine's day, happy birthday, happy veteran's day. If you wanna say Happy Holidays, say it all year round, not just December. oh yeah... ITS CALLED CHRISTMAS and what can I say? Its about the birth of Christ and you can't take that away You can call it something else, but that's not what it'll be ITS CALLED CHRISTMAS with a capital C!
Who cares if it's religious? So long as all religions can use their traditional greetings then it's equal so allow it. And if they can't, make it so they can. Basically, if there's an issue with equality in freedom, make more people free and NOT more oppressed.
I live in a country where over 40% of the population has no religion. That might sound like it means happy holidays is the phrase of choice- but instead, it's become a more secular event, meaning practically everyone here says "Merry Christmas". It's just not a big deal here.
Every religion has to be respected. If its Christmas, say Merry Christmas. and you have holiday with it across the world, so it would be appropriate to say Happy Holidays. Many also say "Merry Christmas and Happy new year", since people go on holiday from end of a year and return after begining of the new year
Merry Christmas all the way. Down with political correctness! most non-Christians are not offended by it and if you are, you need to accept that the country you are living in has CHRISTMAS as a national holiday.
I celebrate Christmas, so I say Merry Christmas. It isn't for religious reasons. That's just the holiday my family has always celebrated. If you celebrate something else, fine. I'll gladly wish a Jew Happy Hanukkah. I don't really care one way or the other, and neither should anyone else. I always hear about people getting offended by Merry Christmas or some other greeting that refers to a specific holiday. It's ridiculous. I say what I celebrate, you can say what you celebrate, and I'm perfectly fine greeting you with whatever you want, but I'm not saying Happy Holidays. It's just a reminder of how stupidly sensitive everyone is today, and personally, I'm sick of it.
JESUS is the reason for the season. Christmas is based on Jesus Christ and the original St Nick was a priest dude. You really think he would say happy holidays or Merry Christmas?
I may not be a Christian, but the truth is Christmas is a special, named holiday, not just any other holiday. If other holidays get to go by their own name (e.g. Happy Valentine's Day), why should Christmas not be treated the same way?
People who can't say "Christmas" shouldn't even celebrate it even for presents. Christmas is about the birth of Christ not presents.
Yes, as every religion has the right for their traditions and holidays to be respected.