Edited by Balefont, 12 December 2012 - 07:09 AM.
Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas?
Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:33 AM
I'm feeling more and more into this "Yule" celebration of which you speak. Any party that extends from December to February, I'm IN ON.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:44 AM
In Danish, jul is “glædelig”.
“Glædelig jul og godt nytår.”
Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:51 AM
As for the greeting, if I know a person celebrates Christmas, then I say "Merry Christmas." If I know they celebrate Hanukah, I will say "Happy Hanukah." If I have no freaking idea, then the generic "Happy Holidays" is safest.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 01:40 PM
Am I the only person on this board that appreciates this awesome video?
You guys need to learn what Christmas is all about.
Edited by Elder Sister, 12 December 2012 - 01:42 PM.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:01 PM
I have a cousin that is Jewish and everytime my grandmother is making invitations for her christmas party my cousin and my uncle tell her that they won't be attending.
My mother is a Jehovah's witness and she doesnt even say happy holidays or anything.
I don't believe in any religion because I think its just a way to divide humanity. But I don't look down upon anybodies beliefs.
Edited by Cora Stark, 12 December 2012 - 03:08 PM.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:32 PM
Yeah, I don't see the equivalency either. War on Women refers to legislation that limits reproductive freedom [and I suppose opposition to equal pay legislation]. What legislation is there attacking Christmas?
eta 2: left out words in the bracket explaining the specific legislation.
Edited by sciborg2, 12 December 2012 - 10:32 PM.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:29 PM
I have to watch myself. I don't think it's good to like certain things just for spite. I'm what most people would probably describe as an atheist who was raised Lutheran. My family still celebrates Christmas, and I love Christmas. The whole "War on Christmas" thing was one of the most obvious charades I've ever seen, and there's a part of me that wants to tip my hat to the perpetrators for their breathtakingly easy retrieval of scared, old people's money. But then I pause to realize that they are scared, old people, and it's fucked up to play on their fears and superstitions, and it harms our community.
I don't really think that "Merry Christmas" versus "Happy Holidays" is an either/or question. Most people that say either to you are simply exchanging pleasantries, and if the exchange of pleasantries is now a problem then we are all kinds of fucked.
So Happy Holidays and a very Merry Christmas to all of you from your humble narrator.
Edited by Triskele, 12 December 2012 - 10:29 PM.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:37 AM
But honestly, I'd like to think we're all mature / accepting enough that a simple extension of kindness should be taken exactly as that, regardless of what sort of underlying themes it may have. If someone goes out of the way to say "Merry Christmas" to you, and you get offended, you're ultimately saying that you are upset that someone took time out of their own life to wish you well.
It's really petty, if you ask me.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:49 AM
OK - I have absolutely no authority here, but are you about to start doling out titles like "of X-Mas Past," "of X-Mas Present," and "of X-Mas Future?" And all of the auxillary roles that just might fit in w/ said titles? I mean....I wasn't asking for a title or anything like that. Just wondering.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:24 AM
It's really petty, if you ask me.
What's really petty? NO-ONE DOES THIS. This is what the whole thread has been trying to say.