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Why Do Some People Get Upset about "Happy Holidays"?
Yesterday, 07:54 PM
Post: #16
RE: Why Do Some People Get Upset about "Happy Holidays"?
I don't have a problem with the term, in fact I think it makes more sense as a general term.

The problem I have is when it is enforced on you.

I worked for a fortune 100 company as an executive for a few years, and we would receive emails from the top telling us that under no circumstances were we to use the term Merry Christmas, or make any reference to Christmas when using our corporate email.

People should be allowed to say whatever they want to at this time of the year. I probably would say Happy Holidays anyway, because it's a more generic term, but I'd have no problem with someone wishing me a Merry Christmas, even though I do not identify as a Christian.
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Today, 03:00 AM
Post: #17
RE: Why Do Some People Get Upset about "Happy Holidays"?
(Yesterday 07:54 PM)Redneck Wrote:  I don't have a problem with the term, in fact I think it makes more sense as a general term.

The problem I have is when it is enforced on you.

I worked for a fortune 100 company as an executive for a few years, and we would receive emails from the top telling us that under no circumstances were we to use the term Merry Christmas, or make any reference to Christmas when using our corporate email.

People should be allowed to say whatever they want to at this time of the year. I probably would say Happy Holidays anyway, because it's a more generic term, but I'd have no problem with someone wishing me a Merry Christmas, even though I do not identify as a Christian.

I don't think their position was too out of line since it was only the corporate emails they were getting you to not use the term. If they have customers in countries that don't approve of Merry Christmas saying it could be insensitive. Corporate email belongs to the company so I don't mind them telling me what not to say. Seems OK. Just don't try to censor me outside of corporate email.
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Today, 03:30 AM
Post: #18
RE: Why Do Some People Get Upset about "Happy Holidays"?
(Yesterday 08:59 AM)Billygoat Wrote:  Because there is only one holiday you're referring to and that holiday is Christmas.


WRONG! I usually begin to say "Happy Holidays" around the time of November. It's a festive season. It's just weird how the Religious Right has turned a once innocent expression into some political nonsense to DIVIDE the PEOPLE

and when out and about on Christmas Eve/Day I will say "Merry Christmas" and contrary to what a lot of backwaters imagine, I even say "Merry Christmas" to Muslims and they will say same back to me.

and when I went out on Halloween to enjoy my usual tradition of sitting in the cafe window watching the people collect their FREE treats(and how dare they get some FREE communist treats!) well I always see some Muslims enjoying that holiday too.

I enjoy friendship with many people of different countries and faiths. I have been invited to the private Buddhist ceremony for opening of Thai restaurant.....my Muslim friend requested my company during his time of fasting.......I have Jewish friends, Christians......and I just show some respect for all the different traditions and enjoy some good eats and fun fellowship!
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Today, 03:33 AM
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RE: Why Do Some People Get Upset about "Happy Holidays"?
(Yesterday 07:54 PM)Redneck Wrote:  I don't have a problem with the term, in fact I think it makes more sense as a general term.

The problem I have is when it is enforced on you.

I worked for a fortune 100 company as an executive for a few years, and we would receive emails from the top telling us that under no circumstances were we to use the term Merry Christmas, or make any reference to Christmas when using our corporate email.

People should be allowed to say whatever they want to at this time of the year. I probably would say Happy Holidays anyway, because it's a more generic term, but I'd have no problem with someone wishing me a Merry Christmas, even though I do not identify as a Christian.



"we would receive emails from the top telling us that under no circumstances were we to use the term Merry Christmas, or make any reference to Christmas when using our corporate email."-----

complete nonsense!



"People should be allowed to say whatever they want to at this time of the year"-----

agree!
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Today, 03:34 AM
Post: #20
RE: Why Do Some People Get Upset about "Happy Holidays"?
people need to "have a cup of cheer" and chillaxBig Grin
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Today, 03:36 AM
Post: #21
RE: Why Do Some People Get Upset about "Happy Holidays"?
Even though this is something being IMPOSED ON conservatives, you find a way to blame conservatives for it, because they are upset at this being imposed on them?
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Today, 03:40 AM
Post: #22
RE: Why Do Some People Get Upset about "Happy Holidays"?
(Today 03:00 AM)pilgrim Wrote:  
(Yesterday 07:54 PM)Redneck Wrote:  I don't have a problem with the term, in fact I think it makes more sense as a general term.

The problem I have is when it is enforced on you.

I worked for a fortune 100 company as an executive for a few years, and we would receive emails from the top telling us that under no circumstances were we to use the term Merry Christmas, or make any reference to Christmas when using our corporate email.

People should be allowed to say whatever they want to at this time of the year. I probably would say Happy Holidays anyway, because it's a more generic term, but I'd have no problem with someone wishing me a Merry Christmas, even though I do not identify as a Christian.

I don't think their position was too out of line since it was only the corporate emails they were getting you to not use the term. If they have customers in countries that don't approve of Merry Christmas saying it could be insensitive. Corporate email belongs to the company so I don't mind them telling me what not to say. Seems OK. Just don't try to censor me outside of corporate email.


a reasonable argument but it still seems rather draconian and yet the reason for the email is that it's probably a sad condition of our time that some panty-waisted snowflake would take offense just like some ReligiousRightwingNUT will burst out of his tighty-whities over someone telling him "Happy Holidays"
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Today, 03:41 AM
Post: #23
RE: Why Do Some People Get Upset about "Happy Holidays"?
(Today 03:36 AM)Chaos Reigns Wrote:  Even though this is something being IMPOSED ON conservatives, you find a way to blame conservatives for it, because they are upset at this being imposed on them?

no one is imposing anything in the FREE public space. Are your tighty-whities too tight today by chance?
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Today, 03:58 AM
Post: #24
RE: Why Do Some People Get Upset about "Happy Holidays"?
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Karasu, two straight posts referring to tighty-whities. What's going on with you today? Have you been looking at underwear modeling catalogs today?
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Today, 04:38 AM (This post was last modified: Today 04:40 AM by karasu.)
Post: #25
RE: Why Do Some People Get Upset about "Happy Holidays"?
(Today 03:58 AM)pilgrim Wrote:  .
Karasu, two straight posts referring to tighty-whities. What's going on with you today? Have you been looking at underwear modeling catalogs today?

LOL just after I was making the first "tighty-whities" reference a textbook example post in response to my own post on the matter gave me the perfect opportunity to show it was exactly how I had hypothesized!
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Today, 04:43 AM
Post: #26
RE: Why Do Some People Get Upset about "Happy Holidays"?
so far as I am aware, I do not believe there are any laws prohibiting one from expressing "Happy Holidays/Merry Christmas" or other Holiday Greeting in the FREE Public Space......but winter is the season for SnowFlakes Tongue
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Today, 04:44 AM (This post was last modified: Today 05:10 AM by karasu.)
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Today, 04:57 AM
Post: #28
RE: Why Do Some People Get Upset about "Happy Holidays"?
Conservatives don't care about people CHOOSING to say Happy Holidays.

They get upset at NOT BEING ALLOWED to say Merry Christmas (personally), or being MANDATED to say Happy Holidays.
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Today, 05:04 AM
Post: #29
RE: Why Do Some People Get Upset about "Happy Holidays"?
(Today 04:57 AM)Chaos Reigns Wrote:  Conservatives don't care about people CHOOSING to say Happy Holidays.

They get upset at NOT BEING ALLOWED to say Merry Christmas (personally), or being MANDATED to say Happy Holidays.


did I miss the memo that the Police have been ordered to arrest people for saying Merry Christmas in the Public FREE space? I've not seen any examples though I avoid the daily news outside of financial market commentary and when out and about I usually keep my head down and try not to make any loud splashesBig Grin
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