Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays?
When it comes to season's greetings, a new poll shows the majority of Americans prefer saying “Merry Christmas” to “Happy Holidays.”
According to a survey from Rasmussen Reports, 68 percent of people polled prefer the traditional “Merry Christmas” while just 23 percent like “Happy Holidays,” which can cover a variety of occasions.
When it comes to holiday signs, a whopping 70 percent of shoppers polled said they prefer to be greeted with “Merry Christmas” in stores rather than the more neutral “Happy Holidays,” according to a Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.
The topic has been a hot one for years. Some say such greetings as “Merry Christmas” and nativity scenes exclude non-Christians. Others believe the religious connotation behind the greeting should not be sanctioned by government or schools.
We want to know what you think. Is “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays” your choice? Tell us why in comments.