Is it rude to say Merry Christmas?

If you’re so compelled to say it, just say it! But, please, don’t say it out of spite. If you’re deliberately saying “Merry Christmas” because you wish to exclude or offend others that do not celebrate it, you’re truly missing the point and good nature behind the sentiment.

Is Merry Christmas offensive UK?

Don’t say ‘Merry Christmas’, it might offend someone, says Whitehall guidance. Staff at a Government department have been urged to avoid writing the words “Merry Christmas” in seasonal email greetings to avoid upsetting anyone.

Why don’t we say Happy Christmas?

Does anyone say “Happy Christmas”? Yes! For starters, it’s important to note that “Happy Christmas” hasn’t faded completely—it’s still widely used in England. This is believed to be because “happy” took on a higher class connotation than “merry,” which was associated with the rowdiness of the lower classes.

Why we should say Merry Christmas?

No one knows for sure why Merry Christmas became the more popular greeting in the United States. Some Christians believe it is a more fitting greeting, given the unrestrained and emotional response followers should have to a celebration of the birth of their Savior, Jesus Christ.

How do you say Merry Christmas without offending anyone?

Other Ways of Saying “Merry Christmas”

  1. As always, what a blessing you are!
  2. Celebrate this holiday with a lot of fun, excitement, and surprises.
  3. Glad tidings to your jolly soul.
  4. Enjoy some holiday magic on me.
  5. Have a cuddly Christmas.
  6. Have your best Christmas ever!
  7. Have yourself a merry little Christmas.

What should I say instead of Merry Christmas?

Something tells me that you’re fed up with the antiquated “Merry Christmas” greeting. It’s a classic holiday expression, sure, but we don’t have to be basic all the time, do we?…Short Christmas Greetings and Wishes.

Be Merry Happy Christmas Let’s Celebrate
Christmas Hugs Holiday Blessings Warm Wishes

What is the response of Merry Christmas?

By saying merry Christmas, it is implied that you are hoping they have a merry Christmas. Either of these can work fine, and even better with a “thanks” in front of them. “Thanks, you too!” or, “Thanks, same to you!” I wouldn’t have a preference toward either one of those.

Why it is called Merry Christmas?

In the Middle Ages, Christmas was firmly in the merry category. It was primarily a time of celebration, 12 days of feasting, singing, and other entertainments. The default term seems to have been “Merry Christmas,” as in the old carol “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”

Is there anything offensive about saying Merry Christmas?

There is nothing offensive about saying Merry Christmas. That is an interpretation by Christians who refuse to accept that saying Merry Christmas is not the only option. Some find saying Happy holidays a better alternative than saying Merry Christmas.

Why do people from other religions say Merry Christmas?

Even people who practiced other religions at least knew and understood what Christmas was because there simply wasn’t any getting away from it. It wouldn’t be any different if we were Christians living where the religion is predominantly something other than Christian.

Are there atheists who are offended by the word Merry Christmas?

In debating this issue with my Atheist friends, they tell me a lot of Atheists are offended by the words Merry Christmas, but won’t negatively confront someone who says it to them. Most of my Atheist friends are not offended by it, however.