Do you wish people Merry Christmas?

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  1. Nnedd

    Nnedd Centaur Booty Belt

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    Strangers. Not around the house or your family.

    At the store, at the park, at work, at the gym, etc.

    People wish it to me all the time and I think it's nice and I appreciate the sentiment. I think it's very nice and it doesn't bother me.

    I don't wish it to other people because it feels rude and presumptuous. I don't really celebrate Christmas, and I don't assume that others do.

    How about you guys? Do you wish other people Merry Christmas if you don't really know them?
     
  2. Goat Meal

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    Not at all. In fact, when strangers try to talk to me I usually just look at the ground and keep walking.
     
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    If they say it to me I'll say it back.
     
  4. PolishHeadlock

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    Of course I do.

    If someone gets upset that someone took the time to extend a pleasantry to them then they are a shitty person and I hope my Merry Christmas ruined their day.
     
  5. PolishHeadlock

    PolishHeadlock Putin Belt Platinum Member

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    It's almost 2013 bro...

    Just pretend like you are texting like everyone else
     
  6. Merlotte's

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    I assume everyone is like me. But I only wish pretty girls Merry X-Mas. It makes them smile and creeps them out probably. Fucking sluts.
     
  7. Spoken

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    I forget it's christmas time at moments because I've been more concerned with school, we have no christmas decorations in my apartment, and I tend not to like holidays.
     
  8. A.A. Riggs

    A.A. Riggs SAXOPHONE

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    Yes, I'm not a psycho.

    There's been that discussion whether to use Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays ... honestly, the only people I've ever heard had a problem were the pro-Merry Christmas people who felt obligated to say "Happy Holidays." I never run into anyone who corrects me when I wish them a Merry Christmas. Who are these people so upset about what they think they can and cannot say? And do they need an ice cream cone?
     
  9. aldeniro78

    aldeniro78 Who cares

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    Nope. If they say it first, I'll say "you, too", but that's as far as it goes.
     
  10. Goat Meal

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    I usually do that so I don't have to make eye contact with anyone. But every once in a while, by freak occurrence, I leave my phone at home and I'm forced to awkwardly semi-interact with the public.
     
  11. Katsumi Yamada

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    Only do it to women, not men. It's not because I'm trying chat them up, I'm just friendly.

    The reason I don't do it to men is because you never know with men, they could start a fight with you! ...looks can be deceiving too.
     
  12. PolishHeadlock

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    WTF ever happened to Kwanza (sp)?

    I remember them trying to make that a big deal when I was in school but I never hear about it anymore.
     
  13. Satanical Eve

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    Happy Holidays I do say but not Merry Christmas. I said Happy Holidays to one person a few days ago and they went berserk on me. Told me that I am a heathen and that its CHRISTMAS TIME so you should say Merry Christmas and not this PC Happy Holidays BS. You must be an atheist. I will be praying for you.

    I just smiled, turned around and walked away
     
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    Peteyandjia Saku Spring Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    Yeah. I'm not a religion-pusher, I just like the holiday season, but for some reason it feels goofy saying "Happy Holidays". I think it's the double-h's. Sometimes I might just say have a good holiday. Either way, I end it with a Stockton Slap.
     
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  16. Nnedd

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    I don't know. I think they're out there.

    As I said in the OP, I appreciate it everytime some one wishes it to me, and I don't consider myself a person who celebrates Christmas. I buy three presents and spend time with family, but I'm not a Christian.

    I don't have a problem with it at all, but I don't do it. It seems assumptive. I understand it's just a well wishing, so I like it when it happens to me. But it seems to me parallel to saying "Go Obama!" or "Go Niners!" or "NRA be with you!".

    Yes, I understand that I am crazy.
     
  17. thebluerider

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    If they are the smiling type, then yes.
     
  18. PhilCam

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    I always say "Happy Holidays!".

    I wouldn't care either way, but I don't want anyone else to take it as offense when I say it so I use Holidays instead of Christmas. And I've said it about 200 times today at work.
     
  19. Honestnathaniel

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    Im Irish so I believe that people are entitled to have any kind of christmas they want, not up to me to decide.
     
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    I say it to the checker at the store, the waitress last night. I'm not religious but I celebrate Christmas and probably 90% of the people I'm saying it to also celebrate Christmas. The other 10% probably don't get mad at hearing it anyways.
     

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