Apparently saying Happy Holidays just might be an “OK” thing to do after all.
According to the Public Religion Research Institute “nearly half (49%) of Americans agree stores and businesses should greet their customers with â€œhappy holidaysâ€ or â€œseasonâ€™s greetingsâ€ instead of â€œmerry Christmasâ€ out of respect for people of different faiths. However, a substantial minority (43%) disagree. Support for saying â€œhappy holidaysâ€ or â€œseasonâ€™s greetingsâ€ is up slightly since December 2010, when 44% preferred that businesses use less religious greetings.”
For years we have been attacked here at DefendChristmas.com for our assertion that there’s nothing wrong or offensive about saying “Happy Holidays”.
What gets us is that 43% still disagree with that sentiment. In other words, 43 percent are going to be “offended” when “Merry Christmas” is not used.
How absurd is that?
This is why we say there is guilt/blame on BOTH sides of the supposed “war on Christmas”. The extremes poison the season for the vast majority in the middle.