@LadyFi
Evelyn Phipps
@LadyFi · 0:48

#VoiceYourOpinion | | ❄️🎄MERRY CHRISTMAS VS HAPPY HOLIDAYS🌲❄️

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Merry Christmas or happy holidays? Which one of you, I mean, a lot of people say, well, merry Christmas to you. And some people say, you, know what? Happy holidays. I wish you and you guys the best. A lot of people say Merry Christmas, and they feel like that. That's just fine. But in the workplace these days, or at least it was in the past for me, you weren't able to say merry Christmas anymore

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@DBPardes
Deborah Pardes
@DBPardes · 1:26

@LadyFi

But if you're direct, directly looking at someone, and it's December 23 or fourth or fifth, saying happy, merry Christmas, that's what happens. It's like right there in that space. It's the moment of that particular holiday. So that's how I do it. I'm like, the closer I get to Christmas, the more I'm like, merry Christmas, the farther away. It's like, happy holidays
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@LadyFi
Evelyn Phipps
@LadyFi · 0:57

@DBPardes

I agree with you. Any kind of greeting that's positive, I love it. But it does seem like. I don't know, it just seems like sometimes when you say one thing, people are like, well, what do you mean by that? And you're like, I just meant Merry Christmas. Well, I'm not a Christian. Okay, well, happy holidays or happy Hanukkah or Happy Kwanzaa or
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@Urbanlegends
bob dennis
@Urbanlegends · 0:38
That politically correct for one person may not be politically correct for another, which is understood. However, the common courtesy is to accept the emotions and the intent behind what people are saying. And that is that they wish you well. Okay, that's my two cent worth. Thank you very much
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@LadyFi
Evelyn Phipps
@LadyFi · 1:08

@Urbanlegends

The encouragement, the joy, the spontaneity of the holiday and the appreciation of the holiday itself. And just the spirit of Christmas, which should be love altogether. But you're right. It's the intention, or at least it should be. I love the fact of how you explain that. I love the fact how Miss Deborah explained that. And that is why I asked this. Because maybe I can't always say things the best, but you guys, you always chime in
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@Her_Sisu
J.L. Beasley
@Her_Sisu · 3:30
And I say that with all due respect, however, me as a christian American, I got to say happy holidays. So where is the return openness for my religion and for how I want to celebrate and what I want to say, where is the return of that? But the moment I say happy holidays or merry Christmas or happy Thanksgiving, the person who doesn't observe or has a different religion is like, oh, my God, you weren't supportive of my thing
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@LadyFi
Evelyn Phipps
@LadyFi · 0:38
See, that's what I'm talking about. I want to say Merry Christmas, so I'm gonna say Merry Christmas. And then sometimes I might say happy holidays, depending on who I'm talking to. You know what I'm talking about. But what I want to say is what I want to say. Not trying to be offensive or uncooperative of any means. S just wishing happiness on everyone. Thank you so much. This is what I'm talking about. Different people's perspectives
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@DearAuntyAng
Ann-Gela Kaye
@DearAuntyAng · 1:48
But I do think if I'm arguing about Christmas and I'm not going to say happy holidays, that could in fact turn people off. I'm not even thinking about that, actually. I'm just wishing people happy holiday because I really do want people to have a good time, enjoy themselves in whatever way they're celebrating. So I really do want to wish them happy holidays
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@LadyFi
Evelyn Phipps
@LadyFi · 0:54

@DearAuntyAng

It's how you say happy holidays or merry Christmas or how you've treated the person the whole entire year or however long that you've known them. The walk that you've shown them and how you've treated them and made them feel, that's what will win them over to Christ if they're wanting to be went over to Christ. So thank you so much for explaining that. I appreciate your perspective as well because another the reason why I asked the question, this is really nice
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@Phil
phil spade
@Phil · 2:11

@LadyFi

I think the pendulum has swung and I think happy holidays upsets more people than merry Christmas does. So I'm more of a merry Christmas person, but at this day and age, I'm usually the one to repeat. So it's usually somebody wishing me either happy holidays or merry Christmas, and I'll just do in kind back to them. But when I really start to sit down and think about it, it's why are we getting so upset over a friendly gesture and a friendly greeting?
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@Taylor
Taylor J
@Taylor · 1:34
Hi, Evelyn. You know, I've always been the person who's kind of bounced back and forth between the two of them. I definitely feel like I say Merry Christmas once we're closer to the actual Christmas holiday, but I tend to use both pretty freely. I'm also not really someone who, I don't know, I don't really like, believe that there's this attack on Christmas. It's actually been something that I've seen a lot of discussion about lately online
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@Swell
Swell Team
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@LadyFi
Evelyn Phipps
@LadyFi · 1:32

@Phil

Please forgive my voice because I'm still sick. But thank you so much for commenting on this because your explanation makes perfect sense. It's your recollection of what it took for you to have to say happy holidays. And that's what I was speaking about earlier. Some people have to say happy holidays just to be able to keep their job. And it doesn't make sense because is a special greeting. Is just a special greeting. Probably one filled with love
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@LadyFi
Evelyn Phipps
@LadyFi · 1:25

@Taylor

Thank you, sir. I really appreciate that. I'm still sick, so please excuse my voice, but I love that. I want so much as I'm older, to learn more about holidays that other people celebrate and the reasons that they celebrate them, because I was raised with just Christmas or Kwanzaa. But there's so much more out there to learn about and to be respectful. I just really try not to offend anybody. I don't think there's a war on Christmas
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