The Ramblings of a Former Caregiver
I listen to what is said to me and then I respond accordingly; if they say "Merry Christmas" I say the same; if they say "Happy Holidays", so do I. If they say nothing, me too :)betty
That's a pretty good plan. And very politically correct. I am usually a Merry Christmas kind of person
My community is about 40% Jewish. We have a smattering of Muslims and Buddhists too. If I am the first one saying something, it is usually Happy Holidays. If someone says Merry Christmas to me, then I reply in the same way.
Wow! I guess you need to adapt then, don't you!
I tend to say Happy Holidays to include the New Year.
I wait until New Years and then say Happy New Year :)
I say Happy Christmas or Merry Christmas and I ask "are you enjoying the holidays?" I don't think I've ever said Happy Holidays...
I don't think I ever have either!
Hi Paula - Happy Christmas ... it's not a holiday per se ... and I use whatever's appropriate for Christmas time .. cheers Hilary
We do consider it a holiday here in the United States. And since we have so many different religions it has become politically correct to not say Christmas for those who don't worship the Lord Jesus Christ. I say Merry Christmas
I say both. Merry Christmas if I am sure they celebrate it and Happy Holidays to any one else!
Good plan Jeanette!
I do the same as some others - whatever they say to me - I say back to them. I know a mixture of people in this area who share different traditions... Linda in VA
There are a variety of different traditions out there anymore. Can you remember when it was just Christmas.
"Merry Christmas" over here! If they don't like it, I won't be losing any sleep. (lol) Sorry not to have chimed in earlier, my friend. I'm back home 'barely' with an eye infection and son's head cold. Chat soon!
Merry Christmas here too and I don't care either. LOL We are such rebels Myra. I am sorry that you have an eye infection and head cold. Take care of yourself!!
I am a State employee in a post-secondary academic setting. I mostly say " I hope you enjoy your semester break." But outside of work, it's Merry Christmas.
I can understand saying enjoy your break! Are you on semester break now?? I wondered if you were missing work because of your pneumonia!
I often just say, "Ho ho ho." I don't know how that got started. I enjoy hearing wishes of "Merry Christmas," too, or "Happy Christmas."
I love it!!! HO! Ho! Ho!
I avoid saying anything at all. Christmas... Not a favorite holiday.
Not mine either Liz!
I say Merry Christmas if I am sure that it is what the person I am speaking to celebrates otherwise I say Happy Holidays.
I just usually say Merry Christmas to everyone!
Hello, Paula, so glad to hear from you today. You made me pause to think, then the answer is easy: I say all of the greetings, depending on the situation or my mood, I guess: Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Enjoy the Holidays, Have a wonderful time with your family, Enjoy the day, ..... Nancy
That seems to be what a lot of us do. Merry Christmas Nancy!!
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