It’s telling that kooks like Bill O’Reilly can turn purple with rage if you say “happy holidays” to them, seeing affront in friendliness. You know, It doesn’t matter — so why do we need a poll to find out if some jerks want to dictate how you say hello?
How do you feel when you hear “happy holidays” instead of “merry Christmas?”
I prefer it 21%
I don’t care much either way 34%
It bothers me 45%
I suggest that everyone who is offended by being told either “happy holidays” or “merry christmas” should start wearing a little sign so we know not to hurt their delicate little feelings by using the wrong salutation. Instead, we’d greet them by thrusting a middle finger up at them and shouting, “Up yours!”