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Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays?

The Pew Research Center asked Americans whether stores and businesses should greet their customers by saying 'Merry Christmas' or 'Happy Holidays.'

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Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays?

How should stores greet their many customers during the holiday season?

The Pew Research Center posed that question in a survey last December. Of those surveyed, the majority picked Merry Christmas over a less religious greeting. But when "it doesn't matter" was added as an option, as many support that as do support the greeting of "Merry Christmas."

What do you prefer, and why? Tell us in the comments.


Mean Mom December 14, 2013 at 06:13 AM
I say Merry Christmas to those I am sure celebrate. I say Happy Holidays to everyone else. I've been in a situation I said Merry Christmas to someone and was basically scolded because they were Jewish. How was I supposed to know? So, Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas be safe and spread love :)

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