Sunday, December 25, 2005

Americans Prefer “Merry Christmas” to “Happy Holidays”

We previously reported that a Pew Poll shows that more Americans prefer to be greeted with “Merry Christmas” during this season than with the bland and politically correct “Happy Holidays.”

Now, via the Office of Homeland Security, a Gallup Poll that shows the same thing.

Even majorities of liberals and Democrats prefer “Merry Christmas.”

Some of the resistence to “Merry Christmas” doubtless comes from secular people who are hostile to relgion, and some from people who want to be “inclusive" and not offend any group.

But the simple fact is that December 25 is “Christmas” to all Americans, even those who aren’t Christians, just as Christians in Israel have a Yom Kippur, not withstanding that it doesn’t have the meaning for them that it does for Jews.

Once one understands that the vast majority of Americans aren’t offended by “Merry Christmas,” or having a tree on a public square called a “Christmas Tree,” it becomes obvious that hostility to religion is the only motivation left.


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