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A colleague made a curious statement when she returned to New York recently from London, "Everything was so Christmas-y there."
At first glance, it's a bizarre statement. New York and London (among other cities in both countries) are decked out for the holidays. Who hasn't heard of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree or London's Oxford Street lights and mince pies? And that's to say nothing of the famous storefront windows all aglow.
But look beyond the seasonal window treatments at Macy's and you'll quickly find a different story. In corporate America, everything is "happy holidays". Ads refer to "holiday shopping", end-of-year office soirees are "holiday parties" and kids' school concerts this time of year are "holiday concerts". You get the idea.
Even at the Guardian, when we put up our Christmas tree in the New York office, the first thing one of our interns said was, "Where's the menorah?"
It's the "politically correct" question. Evergreens and menorahs go hand in hand in most public places in the US. Some offices have gone a step further on the PC scale and simply done "winter wonderland" themed decorations. They have silver, gold and white lights aplenty, but no red and green anything. In short, snow globes are fine, Santa is not.
An annual survey that came out last week revealed just how conflicted Americans are on whether it's better to say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays" this time of year. Half of America prefers one term and half the other. However, in a business or public setting, nearly two-thirds of those under 30 feel it's better to wish someone the more generic Happy Holidays. It's about trying to be polite in an increasingly diverse society.
I see the trend just by looking at the greeting cards I've received this year in the mail and how people are signing off their emails. The majority wish me something along the lines of: happy holidays, peace, warm wishes for the New Year, and my least favorite, "seasons greetings". The cards have nice images of mittens, ice skates and snow covered landscapes (not to mention photos of cute kids), but not much overtly Christmas-y. They offer me everything jolly and merry this time of year, except a Merry Christmas.
I'm not to saying that Christmas isn't prominently visible in the states. There are still plenty of Santas and pine trees for sale here, and a drive around the neighborhood, especially in parts of America outside of the major cities, and you'll see people go all out with the Christmas lights and decorations outside their homes (there's even a TV show about it). But even people who are clearly celebrating Christmas in their homes tend to be conflicted about what to say in the workplace or at school. No one wants to offend anyone or make assumptions about people's religious beliefs, especially at work.
In America, the term "Christmas" still has a strongly religious connotation to it (despite what years of Santa and the "buy buy buy" mentality have done to the spirit of holiday). That's only further reinforced by claims on Fox News and other conservative outlets that there is a "war on Christmas" and, by extension, a war on the Christian faith. Now wishing people a "Merry Christmas" almost has a political tone to it.
What's striking to anyone who has spent time in the UK is that everyone says Merry (or Happy) Christmas. I've even had Muslim friends in the UK send me cards and write Merry Christmas on my Facebook wall. The saying in Britain seems to have lost its religious meaning. People say it regardless of whether or not they celebrate Christmas, and businesses feel no remorse whatsoever at openly calling things "Christmas sales" or "Christmas parties".
Of course, I am making broad generalizations. As a British friend reminded me, the UK has been celebrating Saturnalia long before Christmas, and plenty of places such as Birmingham have generic Winterval celebrations. Christmas isn't ubiquitous.
But by and large, in two diverse societies with similar roots, Americans have opted to try to find neutral sounding holiday greetings, while Brits have chosen to make Christmas as open to everyone as possible.
Personally, I think the Brits have this one right. I'd rather be able to wish people a Merry Christmas this week without having to worry if they'll be offended. I'd also rather have people wish me Happy Hanukkah, Happy Diwali or Eid Mubarak when those holidays come around. It makes me feel more a part of their celebration. Let's call each holiday what it is instead of trying to lump Jewish, Christian and even the Kwanzaa ritual together. If we need a generic holiday, we've already got the New Year, which touches all people and cultures.
Telling someone to "enjoy your holiday" or worse, sending them "seasons greetings" are cop-outs. Instead of feeling more diverse and inclusive, it just feels like someone took a bit of sparkle out of the December festivities.
We might say "Wishing you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year." if we were offering a wish for the Christmas season and the entire.
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Sending Christmas Wishes and Messages is one of the main traditions of Christmas. People spread the spirit and cheers of Holiday Season with Heart warming Christmas Cards.Please go through the below Christmas messages and wishes.
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Yesterday, as I roamed around the city, I saw lots of home ready. I saw beautiful and elegant Christmas decorations prepping the neighborhood for the holiday. Now that I remember those beautiful lights and decorations, I think I can have inspiration in writing greetings and messages. Since you may be feeling the Christmas spirit now, I thought you might need some ideas for wishes and messages. So here come some samples of card messages and greetings that you can write on your card.
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Christmas is the biggest festival of the world celebrated by millions of people around the world. Almost all nations and territories celebrated the festival with fun and party. It is on Dec 25th and it is followed by another new year festival. This season is the birthday of Jesus Christ who is suppose to be the most influential person ever lived. His life changed the way of life in this word. People changed the way they think and live. Millions of people sacrificed their life to spread his teachings and gospels. Nations conducted wars to protect his teaching and people devoted one day to visit church and praise him. Even people started counting time from his birth as after Christ (Anno Domini) and before Christ.
That being said, it’s only natural that Christmas became the biggest festival in the world and millions of people celebrate it with carols, parties and decorations. People send greetings and business are getting geared up for expected shopping spree. People Buy 100′s of Christmas gifts, hampers and gifts baskets.
Friends are our true asset. They will help you and give you support which some times our family members hesitate. This holiday season, let’s greet them and send them the warmest greetings for the season.
Be healthy forever and live a long life.
Let the Christmas spirit shower you
with plenty of blessings and grace from our Lord.
Christmas is the Gift of God to Us
Let us celebrate Christmas with
Fun and Party.
Merry Christmas to You
Heaven and earth is ready to celebrate
The the birth of their King,
Who has sacrificed himself,
to save us from our sins.
May his love and affection,
Fill your soul and heart with peace and joy!
Good tidings and joy descended upon us on this day that baby Jesus is born.
The gift of hope and everlasting life is brought to us.
Give praise and thanks this season and share the love of our Lord.
I think I have to include some famous Christmas quotes also here. Please note that the following quotes I have got it from public domains.
Sending out Christmas cards during holiday season is kind of a tradition. Make your Christmas greeting cards extra special by giving it extra special Christmas greeting card messages. Here are some samples of Christmas messages for cards that you can use for free. You can also spread the spirit of Christmas by sending and posting these merry Christmas greetings messages and Christmas card wishes to your facebook and twitter accounts.
Collection of Christmas Card Messages
I have decided to make things easy for everyone this year.
My wish lists are online right now,
I’m accepting gifts from the 1st, and returns will be handled from the New Year.
So you may want to avoid the rush and get shopping and card sending for me right now.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year by the way!
It’s Christmas time, and everyone is happy…
Until you have to go Christmas shopping!
Hope you already got that out of the way.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
It’s the season to jolly
Filled with love and family
Lots of Christmas cheer,
And Happy New Year!
Here are some Christmas messages for cards that you can use to wish your friends and family a good time around this time of year. We include some funny Christmas messages and happy Christmas greetings to make your Christmas greetings even more special. You can also send these merry Christmas messages as Christmas sms messages and Christmas text messages. You can also set these messages for Christmas as Christmas facebook status and Christmas card messages.
I told Santa not to deliver your presents.
I got something special in mind for you.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
I’m holding your presents hostage.
Come and get your best wishes in person, if you dare!
Santa said you were on his naughty list.
Well, you’ve been very good at it,
so you can still get your presents
and my best wishes for this Christmas and the coming year.
Have you been good? Me neither.
But I’m sure we can’t cut a deal with Santa.
After all, he’s the one doing the breaking and entering.
Have a good Holiday Season!
Let’s end the year on a cheerful note.
Sing some carols, eat some good food,
Don’t fight over the remote,
And make sure to keep the best of mood.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
I can smell the turkeys roasting,
Must be this time of year.
So I send you my Christmas greetings,
I wish you a Happy New Year!
The sun shines all year round. Would be nice if Christmas lasted as long. But at least, we can make sure the love and laughter we feel this time of year can last the the 11 other months. So have a good holiday season, and a wonderful year to come.
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Of course, schoolteachers are very important in our development, especially when it comes to imparting knowledge and wisdom to us.
You can share the fun and joy that the Yuletide brings with your beloved tutor by sending him/her any of our wonderfully crafted Christmas wishes for teachers, which are below.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to my favourite teacher.
Merry Christmas. Wishes to one and all.
This season wishing you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
We wish you a Merry Christmas.
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Last updated: November 28th 2018. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! This time of year is a truly wonderful and magical one and Christmas is a holiday with a beautiful spirit and traditions. One tradition is greeting each other with merry Christmas wishes. The spirit of giving, expressing love and gratitude and a celebration of life help to make Christmas a very special time of year. Even if you are not a Christian, we can all enjoy the spirit of giving which is truly what this season is all about. “Tis the season to be jolly”, as they say! The practice of wishing others well on Christmas, whether it is with Christmas card wishes, Christmas quotes, merry Christmas images or Christmas Eve wishes, is something which helps to give this time of year a special joyful feeling. In this huge collection of wishes for Christmas you will find 1) merry Christmas wishes, 2) funny Christmas wishes, 3) Christmas wishes images, 4) merry Christmas wishes for friends, 5) Christmas wishes for family, 6) Christmas wishes quotes, 7) Christmas wishes text messages, 8) short Christmas wishes and 9) even more Christmas wishes messages. We truly hope you enjoy this collection of merry Christmas wishes and, in the spirit of the season, pass these on and share!
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