Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays??

Discussion in 'Help From Above' started by RACEBUICKS, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. jjones1983

    jjones1983 Well-Known Member

    I am a Christian, and when I say Merry Christmas, I pray that it is as much of a blessing for you to hear it as it is for me to say it.

    I am not offended if someone says Happy Holidays, that is their blessing and I pray that it is a blessing for them and for me to receive it. I am offended by the idea that someone based on where they work or for some other reason should not use a blessing such as Merry Christmas.

    So I wish you all a very Merry Christmas everyone... and it is a blessing for me to say that to you, I pray it is a blessing that you receive.
  2. Race Lutz

    Race Lutz Well-Known Member

    It's MERRY CHRISTMAS for me!!!
  3. Rivman

    Rivman Senior Ottawa Buick Guy

    It always was Merry Christmas, and will always be Merry Christmas to all !! :beer :TU:
  4. elagache

    elagache Platinum Level Contributor

    Don't say it without thinking about what it means (Re: Merry Christmas)

    Dear V-8 Buick members,

    This thread kinda pushes one of my buttons. So I'll try to be as gentle as I be. For too many people, Christmas is nothing more than Santa Claus and kiddie stuff. Yet, there is a very adult issue that people avoid like the plague long before the phrase "Merry Christmas" has degraded into "Happy Holidays."

    Christmas is supposed to be the celebration of the birth of our very instrument of salvation. Because of a unique moment in space and time, we live in a world that is very different than if Jesus wasn't born. Even for those who aren't religious, it is hard to ignore how much of human civilization and humanity has some root in Christian teachings.

    That very gift to humanity was horribly and brutally crushed on Good Friday. Christmas is the start of Jesus's journey to that utter rejection by all the world he knew. To the world that Jesus actually lived in - he failed. If Jesus were to come back as a man today - would he succeed? Would he even be noticed?

    For all of us, Christmas should be a bittersweet occasion. Our world is full of problems we do not know how to solve. The story of Jesus is (above all else) a lesson about the worst of human problems coming from within. With all the power to move heaven and earth, Jesus couldn't save his own people. If he couldn't save them then - can he save us now? If not, exactly what are we celebrating?

    Sorry, but these things need to be said. Salvation is anything but a sure thing.

    Cheers, Edouard
  5. 436'd Skylark

    436'd Skylark Sweet Fancy Moses!!!!!

  6. Horsman

    Horsman Well-Known Member

    Merry Christmas !!
  7. Junkman

    Junkman Well-Known Member

    I say Merry Christmas no matter who it offends.:pp
  8. tminihan

    tminihan 1970 GS455 Vert - Project

    They say "Happy Christmas" here in the UK. Santa Clause is called "Father Christmas" and is tall and skinny. Too funny, but I guess we should embrace their culture during our tour.
  9. rmstg2

    rmstg2 Gold Level Contributor

    I say Merry Christmas and I know the reason for the season. If I offend someone for saying Merry Christmas it is not my intent. I have never had anyone say they were offended and hopefully none were.

    Bob H.
  10. Gold Skylark

    Gold Skylark Well-Known Member

    If I'm talking to someone who may not celebrate Christmas, I say
    "Merry Christmas" and a healthy and Happy New Year!
    The bottom line is that they know I am a Christian and that's the
    reason for the holiday!

    "Merry Christmas to one and to all"....Merry Christmas everyone!
  11. robs71redriv

    robs71redriv robs71redriv

    I used to be a little flexible - until all these groups starting it.
    Its Christmas that we are celebrating - If you want a happy holiday you can have it in the 26/27th and work for regular pay on the 24/25th - but lots want it both ways. I heard on the radio today the happy holiday people want to ban Rudolph - the song and show because it promotes bulling - come on let us be proud Christens 1 day a year a least. -- the world hasn't gotten any better since we started bowing to this kind stuff - We used say the a prayer in school now that wrong - we used to sing god save the Queen now tha wrong -- Why is it the PC world are we not allowed to celebrate our beliefs - while being lenient towards others -- The rant of WASP Redneck -and proud of it - who spent 30 years in the service of my country was born on and loves Christmas.

    So from Christ our Lord -Mel Gibson - Santa - Toby Keith - Rudolph - Gene Autry and I
    Have yourself a
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  12. gui_tarzan

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  13. bhambulldog

    bhambulldog 1955 76-RoadmasterRiviera

    Recently on separate occasions two of my Jewish friends wished me a Merry Christmas. Take from that what you will.

    When it comes to "Happy Holidays" ; the word is derived from "Holy Days". So, I don't see anything offensive with "Happy Holidays".

    Similarly ; "Xmas" can touch off some buttons. But, when you think about "X" is Greek for "Chi" , as in Christ, perhaps it's not leaving anything out, after all.

    So, when some says, "Happy Holidays" or writes Christmas as "Xmas". Ask yourself, "what would Jesus do?"
  14. red67wildcat

    red67wildcat Well-Known Member

    I say Merry Christmas.
    I work in Building maintenance for School District and they are so
    " politically correct" it makes you sick a few years ago I got a hug from a lady cause I said Merry Christmas when every one else always says Happy Holidays and she thought it was so refreshing.
    Thats what I grew up saying and its fun to piss off the PC people
  15. Mister T

    Mister T Just truckin' around

    Happy Christmas and Merry New Year.:grin: Now who knows what movie this comes from, and who uttered those words. :laugh:

    Seriously, I grew up in with religion as a small part of my formative years. I have since eschewed those tenets, but retained the "Merry Christmas" part, although it could just as easily be Merry Chrissmas instead. There is no other significance for me.

    For those who I know celebrate different beliefs, I will try to greet them accordingly.

    What ever happened to "Season's Greetings"? :Do No: :grin:
  16. gsfred

    gsfred Founders Club Member

    Merry Christmas. Guess I'm not into being "politically correct"
  17. lostGS

    lostGS Well-Known Member

    It's Merry Christmas. The heck with being politically correct.

  18. Bad Boattail

    Bad Boattail Guest

    We say "Vrolijk kerstfeest" and that's the same as "Merry christmas".

    I never thought of christmas as a religious thing, for most people it means two fully paid days off (if it's not during the weekend).

    Christmas in the Netherlands is on the 25th & 26th of December, referred to as "first christmas day" and "second christmas day".
  19. crazyjackcsa

    crazyjackcsa Big and Untame

    I don't give a damn either way. It has roots in a paganisim as well as christianity and like most things continues to evolve and change with the times. Originally outlawed by the puritans and in fact was a normal working day for government of all things as "recently" as 250 years ago.

    War on Christmas? How about slow news day! If you follow the news, you know the same story has been coming up every December for at least the last 20 years.

    Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, X-mas, Christmas tree, holiday tree, Holy Days, whatever, I actually have more important things to worry about.
  20. qdub24

    qdub24 Well-Known Member

    I say Merry Christmas or Happy Birthday Jesus.

    I'm a Christian and proud of it.

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