'Merry Christmas' or 'Happy Holidays' — What's Your Preference?

Do you think there really is a war on Christmas?

So this is Christmas, or maybe happy holidays?

When it comes to season’s greetings, a new poll shows the majority of Americans prefer “Merry Christmas” to “Happy Holidays.”

The survey from Rasmussen Reports finds that 68 percent of the 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.

But it doesn't end there. There have been "Christmas Trees" banned or replaced with "Holiday Trees," nativity scenes scrapped to avoid offending some, and the list goes on. The so-called “War on Christmas” has been a hot topic for years, with some saying such things as “Merry Christmas” and nativity scene exclude non-Christians.

What do you think? Should it be Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays? And do you believe there really is a war on Christmas?

Spencer Davis December 14, 2012 at 12:35 PM
Merry CHRISTMAS. If you don't like it, get a job wher you work that day and take your chosen day off. The War on Christmas is the Government versus the People.
Richard S. Scire December 14, 2012 at 01:17 PM
It's Christmas! Why do we have to worry about offending the masses when the masses are the ones offended by omitting Christmas? I love that Target has a big Merry Christmas sign when you walk in but hate that they don't sell nativities.
Steven postans December 16, 2012 at 03:39 AM
Merry christmas
Victor Orloff December 20, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Merry Christmas!


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