Should we greet with Merry Christmas or happy holidays?
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Should we greet with Merry Christmas or happy holidays?

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Holiday greetings have been debated for years. Purists argue we should greet with a "Merry Christmas" and not sanitized the holiday. But others argue that "happy holidays" is politically correct. After all, there is more than one holiday right after Thanksgiving. Which greeting should we use post-Thanksgiving?

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"Merry Christmas" versus "happy holidays" definitely remains political in 2017. Last year, the Atlantic wrote about the polarizing debate. 

In 2016, Andrew McGill reported many conservatives agree saying "happy holidays" is an attack on Christmas. He wrote:

Conservatives agree. A poll conducted earlier this month by the Public Religion Research Institute found 67 percent of Republicans don’t think it’s necessary for businesses to ditch a Christmas greeting for “happy holidays”; only 30 percent of Democrats feel the same. Party preference was the sharpest dividing line on this question, but young people are also far more likely to prefer a non-denominational salutation (67 percent), as are black Americans (69 percent).

But on the other hand, "happy holidays" is more inclusive. 

Democrats have also gotten more sensitive, but in the other direction, said PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones: 66 percent favor a secular greeting, up from 58 percent in 2010. “While there has been a large partisan gap on the question since we first asked it in 2010, it has grown wider over the last few years,” he said in an email statement. “Nearly all of that movement has come from Democrats.”
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