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When they say "Happy Holiday" I want to say "Ba Humbug!"

snake284snake284 Senior MemberPosts: 22,429 Senior Member
If I get one more call from a politician or a telemarketer, wishing me a "Happy Holiday" Instead of Merry Christmas I'm going to scream BA Humbug! I hate it. They want to be so PC because they're afraid they're gonna offend somebody! I say "Screw It! This is Christmas, the reason for the Season!

If somebody doesn't want to celebrate Christmas and the Birth of our Lord Jesus Christ I say fine. But don't expect me to change the name of our holiday and our traditions over it. They sure as hell ain't worried about offending Christians in the Middle East during Ramadan. We couldn't even drink water or chew gum in Kuwait during Ramadan. So I say heck with them, I'm not going to hide my traditions and change them because it offends some that I celebrate something my religion has been celebrating for over 2000 years!

And I don't want to hear that Horse Hockey about freedom of religion. All that was about was not having one church being another arm of the Government. To anybody with a functional brain it is evident. But the party of no and our Commie Media keep spinning and Spinning things until the asleep masses believe it. That's called Brain Washing and Joseph Goebbels didn't have crap on our main stream media at that game.

I just saw a news clip of Michelle Obama with her kids on TV with Santa Clause at the White House with a big old tree and the whole 9 yards, and to think she supports the party of No! No more Christmas!!!
Shame on us all if we allow the Muslims, Atheist or whoever to change our basic values and holidays.

Back when this country was founded people actually believed in God and were mainly Christian. I will be the first to defend a person's right to not believe in anything i do Except this country, but I do demand that they honor or at least respect the values this country was founded upon and at least acknowledge that fact.
Daddy, what's an enabler?
Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.

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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,126 Senior Member
    Well then
    "Happy Holidays"
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,118 Senior Member
    I'm sure they did it just to piss you off....Snake.....I know you are at least as old as I am....now I distinctly remember people saying "Happy Holidays" in the 50s ...life is way too short to get wound up over the form in which people greet you....but that's just me....whatever floats your boat partner....
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • samzheresamzhere Banned Posts: 10,923 Senior Member
    When people say "Happy Holidays" to me, I usually ask "Which holiday did you have in mind?"

    And yeah, I don't do that to salespeople or others who are generally greeting the public -- most of them have to hew to a non-sectarian script.

    But generally, snake, I agree.

    For me, and I freely admit to being partisan, Christmas for me is principally religious. That's how I survive the artificial hoopla and over-commercialism -- by putting it into 2nd place behind the true message. And last night, when I attended Christmas Eve high Mass at my snooty (not really) Episcopal church I was totally immersed in the genuine Christmas spirit.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    samzhere wrote: »
    When people say "Happy Holidays" to me, I usually ask "Which holiday did you have in mind?"

    And yeah, I don't do that to salespeople or others who are generally greeting the public -- most of them have to hew to a non-sectarian script.

    But generally, snake, I agree.

    For me, and I freely admit to being partisan, Christmas for me is principally religious. That's how I survive the artificial hoopla and over-commercialism -- by putting it into 2nd place behind the true message. And last night, when I attended Christmas Eve high Mass at my snooty (not really) Episcopal church I was totally immersed in the genuine Christmas spirit.

    Yeah Sam, that's what I'm talkin about. I want to ask which one and say "you know there's about 12-14 official holidays, which one you talking about?"
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    samzhere wrote: »
    When people say "Happy Holidays" to me, I usually ask "Which holiday did you have in mind?"

    And yeah, I don't do that to salespeople or others who are generally greeting the public -- most of them have to hew to a non-sectarian script.

    But generally, snake, I agree.

    For me, and I freely admit to being partisan, Christmas for me is principally religious. That's how I survive the artificial hoopla and over-commercialism -- by putting it into 2nd place behind the true message. And last night, when I attended Christmas Eve high Mass at my snooty (not really) Episcopal church I was totally immersed in the genuine Christmas spirit.

    Yeah I want to tell them off, but you're right, they have probably been coached to say it like that on condition of employment.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    samzhere wrote: »
    When people say "Happy Holidays" to me, I usually ask "Which holiday did you have in mind?"

    And yeah, I don't do that to salespeople or others who are generally greeting the public -- most of them have to hew to a non-sectarian script.

    But generally, snake, I agree.

    For me, and I freely admit to being partisan, Christmas for me is principally religious. That's how I survive the artificial hoopla and over-commercialism -- by putting it into 2nd place behind the true message. And last night, when I attended Christmas Eve high Mass at my snooty (not really) Episcopal church I was totally immersed in the genuine Christmas spirit.


    Yeah me too Sam. My favorite priest did the Mass last night. I was into it pretty good too. I love Mass on Christmas Eve more than any other time of the year.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,327 Senior Member
    snake284 wrote: »
    This is Christmas, the reason for the Season!

    I'm pretty sure that's actually down to a 23.5 degree planetary axial tilt. If you want to call that the "Christmas List", you go right ahead.
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,985 Senior Member
    As most of you know, I'm non-Christian. With that said, I say "Merry Christmas" when someone says it to me, and lots of times even when they don't. I also say "Happy Holidays" when its said to me, Happy Hanukkah, Blessed Solstice, blah, blah.

    People are so afraid of offending someone - to them I say "get a life!".
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 6,721 Senior Member
    In the old days when someone or myself said happy holidays it meant Thanksgiving, Christmas and New years. Just the other day I fixed someones excavator and when I was done I said have a Merry Christmas and he responded with have a happy holiday made my blood boil but I held my thoughts.
    Just look at the flowers Lizzie, just look at the flowers.
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,327 Senior Member
    Buford wrote: »
    Just the other day I fixed someones excavator and when I was done I said have a Merry Christmas and he responded with have a happy holiday made my blood boil but I held my thoughts.

    So what then WOULD be the appropriate response from those that don't have holy days, or have different ones? I doubt "Happy Paid Day Off" would go over any better. Such is the risk of attempting to sell religion and politics to people who REALLY aren't interested in buying - people get uncomfortable and offended on either side. Odd that so many who seem to have a decent understanding of keeping it to themselves eleven months out of the year get wiggy about it on the twelfth.
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,118 Senior Member
    Don't you know? Everyone is supposed to be a freakin mind reader and immediately comprehend the appropriate form of greeting for everyone they meet.... The guy that gets on my case because my greeting doesn't fit his particular wicket is gonna be hearing "Go piss up a rope" pretty quickly...with something entirely inappropriate preceding it...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • EliEli Senior Member Posts: 3,074 Senior Member
    "Happy Holidays" is my standard.

    Here's the deal....I couldn't care less what holiday folks celebrate, or if they celebrate at all. Me wishing someone else happy holidays is me saying "Hey, it's the end of the year, it's the holiday SEASON, I hope that whatever good stuff you wanted to happen during the holiday season, happened."

    If someone is such a whiny little bitch that they take offense at me wishing them a happy holiday, they can go take a flying fornication at a rolling donut.

    Seriously, how can you get pissy at someone WHO HOPES YOU HAVE A NICE DAY?!!!

    What. In. The. Actual. Pluck?
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    :agree: What Eli said. I've got more important things to think about than what someone replies to the greeting 'Merry Christmas' that I extend to them. Like, is that Really a fart trying to escape, or is it more liquid or solid than it is gas. :silly: :silly: :silly: Never, EVER, trust a fart!
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  • shushshush Senior Member Posts: 6,259 Senior Member
    Well...........Happy Easter must give you a bit of a turn, then snake.
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,575 Senior Member
    It's happy holidays for me when I want to include Hanakkah, the 12 days of Christmas, and New Years. Can't see getting anal about it and suffering from boiling blood and sore manginas. Who really cares? Well, Snake does. But I'm with the majority here who seem to not be offended when someone says "Happy Hollidays" instead of saying Happy Twelve Days of Christmas, Happy Boxing Day, Happy Hannukka, and Happy New Years.
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  • shushshush Senior Member Posts: 6,259 Senior Member
    Besides Sam, who says 'Happy Boxing Day', seriously?
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,575 Senior Member
    shush wrote: »
    Besides Sam, who says 'Happy Boxing Day', seriously?

    A billion Chinese who remember the Boxer Rebellion. The rest of us just say Happy Holidays.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 5,032 Senior Member
    I don't have time to be offended, I figure if someone tells me have a " merry or happy anything" I figure they mean it and respond the same.

    JAY
    THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,575 Senior Member
    Christmas wasn't a US holiday until 1870. It's not like there's a long history for this.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 6,721 Senior Member
    Bigslug wrote: »
    So what then WOULD be the appropriate response from those that don't have holy days, or have different ones?

    You don't know the man or the circumstances nor the history.
    Just look at the flowers Lizzie, just look at the flowers.
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,877 Senior Member
    I hope everyone had some Happy Holidays.
    I'm just here for snark.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    Actually, I have no problem with what anyone on this forum wants to respond with. I guess I failed to make my true point clear. I was talking about people working phones or working in various department stores and such that seem programmed to not say Christmas. If it's your choice not to I'll die to defend your right, well in principle that is. Look, I'm no religious fanatic. I think Bufford and Zorba got my point. I believe that the war on Christmas and the war on Christianity(That's more where I'm coming from) those that intentionally go out of their way to dis religious holidays that are pretty traditional here, are the same for the most part as ones that bring you the War on the Second Amendment, those that want to kill all of our traditions as a country. They're even attacking sports, namely football, which most Americans love. That's where I'm coming from. Also, I have absolutely no problem with Happy Hanukkah, or any other form of religious or secular greeting. I'm only talking about those that are at war with Christianity and Christmas. If you personally don't believe there is any war on Christianity or Christmas well so be it. I can't change your beliefs. This is my opinion only.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,575 Senior Member
    Happy Holidays is hardly a war on Christmas. However, you seem to assume it is. Or being PC, which isn't the reason I say it. There are several holidays around Christmas time and I'd like to share the joy of the season. I'd never say Happy Hanukkah to a devout Christian any more than I'd say Happy Christmas to a devout Jew. Since we don't wear our religious preferences on our sleeves (since Nazi Germany) and you wish to greet someone with a great day and you can't know the religious preferences of a person, it's a good greeting so far as I'm concerned.
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  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,813 Senior Member
    Although I do honestly think there is an atheist movement to discredit Christianity and a Muslim movement to stamp it out, along with Judaism, I don't assume that everyone who says Happy Holidays is connected to it. Nor do I take offense to Christians who bless their meals at restaurants or engage in low-pressure proselytizing when I go among them, as long as they let up when I don't respond, and they always do.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,985 Senior Member
    bisley wrote: »
    Although I do honestly think there is an atheist movement to discredit Christianity and a Muslim movement to stamp it out, along with Judaism, I don't assume that everyone who says Happy Holidays is connected to it. Nor do I take offense to Christians who bless their meals at restaurants or engage in low-pressure proselytizing when I go among them, as long as they let up when I don't respond, and they always do.

    This reminds me of something. I have a dance sister and troupe leader who is a Witch, but not a Wiccan (Kinda like the difference between an Episcopalian and an Anglican, some, but not a lot) - what I call "generic, no-name 'Goddess'" worship. She says when someone tells her "God Bless" she takes it in the spirit in which it was meant, and will return "God Bless" to them. Its all in the context.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    Zorba, I don't know what you been drinking, but let me know, I'd like to get loaded too!
    paraphrased Jackie Gleason joke.....

    I don't know what he's been drinking, get me a case of it, I'd like to get loaded too !
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  • shushshush Senior Member Posts: 6,259 Senior Member
    zorba wrote: »
    This reminds me of something. I have a dance sister and troupe leader who is a Witch, but not a Wiccan (Kinda like the difference between an Episcopalian and an Anglican, some, but not a lot) - what I call "generic, no-name 'Goddess'" worship. She says when someone tells her "God Bless" she takes it in the spirit in which it was meant, and will return "God Bless" to them. Its all in the context.

    Blood and sand......... back to the cave for me, Ugg.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,126 Senior Member
    Gotta be carful with that "Ba Humbug" bit
    I said that in front of a Filipino woman we had known for years and she thought I was calling her a cousin of Breamfisher.
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    No but when stores inform their employees not to say Merry Christmas because it MAY offend some..............I say Merry Christmas back ...................me thunks the real reason is $$$$$$ a business decision they want customers any way they can get'm.

    Seems our society worries about the FEW and not the Majority anymore with all this PC baloney. They don't like it.........too bad...... tough teats , life is hard.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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