When it comes to season’s greetings, a new poll shows the majority of Americans prefer “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.
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. Some say such things as “Merry Christmas” and nativity scenes exclude non-Christians.
The so-called “War on Christmas” has been a hot topic for years, with some saying “Merry Christmas” excludes non-Christians. Others believe the religious connotation behind the greeting does not belong in government or schools.
We want to know what you think: Do you prefer “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays”? Let us know the reason behind your preference, in the comment section below.
For more about Christmas 2012, please see:
- Holiday TV Schedules 2012: When and Where to Watch Christmas Movies and Specials
- Where's Santa in the Napa Valley?
- Napa Valley Gift Ideas from Locals
- Where to Buy Christmas Trees in the Napa Valley
- Fresh Christmas Tree Safety Tips
- Watch: Musical Moments Highlight Napa Christmas Parade
- Watch: Lights and Sirens at the Napa Christmas Parade
- Lighted Boat Parade Returns to Napa River: Photos
- Does 'Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer' Condone Bullying?
- Beating the Holiday Blues
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