Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays?

It’s more complicated than you think.


It’s December, and once again in the US there is a debate over whether one should say “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays”.  Since both are friendly greetings, you would think it shouldn’t be an issue.  Trust me, it is.

Huffington Post columnist Doyin Richards describes “happy holidays” as a greeting of inclusion because not everyone celebrates Christmas, even if they celebrate something between 24 December and 1 January.  On the other side of this argument, there are those for whom the phrase “happy holidays” is nothing more than political correctness gone berserk or … Read the rest