What’s Happened to “Merry Christmas”

What’s Happened to “Merry Christmas”

It seems this year, more than ever, people are becoming afraid to say “Merry Christmas”. I see emails and calls that all end with “Happy Holidays”. Why are we so afraid to say the words “Merry Christmas”?

Do people truly take offense at that phrase? If someone greeted me with “Happy Kwanza” I wound’t be offended. I wouldn’t return the same greeting, but I wouldn’t be annoyed either.

This is the time of year that we celebrate the birth of Christ, and I’ll keep on saying “Merry Christmas”. You can have your “Happy Holidays” and if you are adamant about your stance of being “PC”, feel free to tell your boss that you don’t want any time off for Christmas! 😉

ByAndy Beal

Andy Beal is The Original Online Reputation Expertâ„¢. A bestselling author of two critically-acclaimed reputation management books, a keynote speaker at dozens of events, and brand consultant experience with thousands of individuals and companies.