Christmas Controversy

The holidays have arrived. It’s the hustle and bustle of getting presents, preparing for relatives coming to visit, and much more. It’s a normally happy time, but this holiday also brings in some controversy dealing with a few simple words: “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays.” 

When one hears someone saying “Merry Christmas” and the other person tells them thanks by they say happy holidays to them instead.  

When one hears someone say “Merry Christmas” and another “Happy Holidays”, it can bring about confusion. Are they just being picky about the topic? On social media it’s called a War on Christmas where people from all over voice their opinions on should be said, or not said, at Christmas time. 

At retail stores, it is common for the staff to say, “Happy Holidays” instead of saying “Merry Christmas.” They say Happy Holidays to include everyone in the holiday cheer. Christmas is more of a Christian holiday, but there are other religions that have a different way of celebrating the last month of the year. 

This controversy is always present during this time of the season, but no matter how one celebrates the holidays, it is a time for families and cheerfulness. 


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