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    Default Taking the Christ out of Christmas

    Not sure if this has ever been talked about on here but i know that at work our Christmas party has become the Holiday Party, the Christmas Tree at City Hall has become the Holiday Tree. And it seems that many retailers go out of their way to ensure that the word Christmas is never used in its advertisements. They have no problem marketing the hell out of the holidays with trees and Santa and all that jazz but don't dare say the actual word. Which makes me wonder if anyone here actually boycotts stores that don't use the word Christmas.

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    Being in a rural area of a "bible-belt" state, for what that's worth which really isn't much these days, most of the places we shop still say Merry Christmas. Even when they say happy holidays, I reply w/ Merry Christmas.
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    Its disgusting. I've noticed it a lot the past few years and it pisses me off.

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    You know before everyone started making a big deal of it, Happy Holidays was no big deal. Everyone knew what you meant and nobody minded.

    If someone says Happy Holidays to me I usually say, "Thank you, you have a Merry Christmas". Not because someone says I should but because that's just what I usually say. There are other religions too in this season. Hanukkah for one.

    Now so called "holiday trees"-bullshit! They're Christmas Trees. I am quite annoyed by that and I do try to shop at places that sell Christmas Trees! I suppose they will start calling Menorah's "Holiday Candle Holders" now? Just stupid. Matter of fact why don't they do that? Is it just Christianity under fire? I believe so.....hmmmm.

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    using christmas or happy holidays it doesn't really bother me. Like everything in this country the mainsteam is worried about offending someone. For me that time of the year is about spending time with family and friends.

    I've also taken the organized religion aspect out of my life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tropical Storm Tracey View Post
    You know before everyone started making a big deal of it, Happy Holidays was no big deal. Everyone knew what you meant and nobody minded.

    If someone says Happy Holidays to me I usually say, "Thank you, you have a Merry Christmas". Not because someone says I should but because that's just what I usually say. There are other religions too in this season. Hanukkah for one.

    Now so called "holiday trees"-bullshit! They're Christmas Trees. I am quite annoyed by that and I do try to shop at places that sell Christmas Trees! I suppose they will start calling Menorah's "Holiday Candle Holders" now? Just stupid. Matter of fact why don't they do that? Is it just Christianity under fire? I believe so.....hmmmm.

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    I've never heard anyone with an issue of any other of these holidays. If someone wanted to say Happy Hanukkah or whatever....I don't care...no one's going to say that to me anyway because I'm not jewish. But if people were saying that I wouldn't care. They aren't forcing anything on me. I'll believe what I want to believe and celebrate what I want to celebrate and everyone else can do the same. Nobody needs to be censored. But it's really only Christmas that seems to be the problem...inexplicably.

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    Regardless of how many holidays fall around that time, a Christmas tree is a Christmas tree. I don't get offended easily. Usually I'm offended by people being offended. If I say "Merry Christmas" to someone, contrary to what some may think, I'm not trying to force them to convert to Christianity.
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    Not with me and my family!

    In general though, sure, absolutely it is. To the point of being flat out ridiculous actually.
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    I've never really understood how anyone could get upset about any of this. Christmas is probably the only holiday in which you get what you put into it. What's so hard about celebrating in a way that makes you happy instead of worrying about the way everyone else celebrates? Historical Christians are a perfect example of this, considering that Christmas is really nothing more than the pagan celebration of the Winter Solstice with the name of Christ attached to it.

    Christians celebrate Christ, Jews celebrate the Holy Temple, and non-theists celebrate it as a time to reconnect with family and friends. Regardless of your religious affiliation, enjoy the holiday and quit worrying about everyone else.

    I really have to laugh when someone says Happy Holidays and the other person comes back with Merry Christmas, or vice versa. You're supposed to be giving your good wishes back to the other person, not to yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    Which makes me wonder if anyone here actually boycotts stores that don't use the word Christmas.
    Much ado about nothing, imo.

    Boycotting these stores is on some folks 'to do list' here in good ol' Oklahoma. Cuz this is good ol' Oklahoma.

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    I don't mind people wishing me Merry Christmas, though I'm not a Christian. Conversly, I can't see why people seem to get so worked up over others saying Happy Holidays. Must be time for FOX News' annual "War on Christmas" stories to kick off.

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    Usually I'm offended by people being offended.
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