Christmas is just around the corner, and a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 68% of American adults prefer stores to show signs saying “Merry Christmas” rather than “Happy Holidays.”
Only one-quarter of adults (25%) favor signs that say “Happy Holidays.” Those figures are virtually unchanged from our survey conducted this time last year.
While it may have started with good intentions, “Happy Holidays” has grown into a ridiculous attempt to avoid saying anything about Christmas, for fear that it might offend non-Christians. And in the process, has offended a lot of Christians. But that’s OK, we’re not a protected class.
I am certainly not offended hearing “Happy Hanukkah” from a person observing that holiday, nor by the observance of other holidays. Please give my holidays the same respect, especially if you are a store that is profiting off of it.