Santa is not happy. Seriously now. It's three days until Christmas Day, people (Less, by the time of this posting on Mancouch). It's the only holiday left in this year. Stop with this "politically correct" bullshit and say "Merry Christmas", not "Happy Holidays" to people or don't say a god damn thing at all.
You're not in politics and talking to me isn't a political situation. There is absolutely no reason why you need to tell me to have happy holidays after Thanksgiving. I'm only going to be celebrating one other holiday after Thanksgiving. It's not like I'm going to be celebrating Hanukkah and then Christmas. I'm also obviously not going to be celebrating the made up Kwanzaa.
Where you people are screwing up massively in this "Have a happy holiday!" bullshit is assuming that I'm even going to be celebrating Christmas. By wishing me a "Happy Holiday", meaning the upcoming Christmas, you're assuming that's what I'm going to be celebrating. For all you know, I celebrated Hanukkah. Not all Jewish sects wear yarmulke all the time, morons. By wishing me a happy holiday, you'd still be offending me. You may as well just say merry Christmas, or rather happy Christmas, at that point because you're implying the same exact thing.
(I know this is a little slow on the start, but give me a few paragraphs. It's been some time since I last wrote)
What's so scary about Christmas? Oh, that's right, most of you people are afraid of Christianity. After all, Christianity, or rather the belief in the Bible as the word of God and a one true God, gives a road map of morals and ethics. For shame that anyone ever tell you what to do or how to live. After all, you're a grown ass adult and not a child, right? For those out there that are Christians (hell, you Catholics, too) who are not saying it at this point are afraid of being attacked or berated by people who are not Christians for expressing a "Christian belief". You sicken me and I'm sure Jesus isn't too happy about it either. Bet you're tolerant of baby bombing Muslims, though.
If Christmas is so terrible, then why are the malls closed on Christmas? If Christmas is such a scary time, then why do people get paid for it with "holiday pay" even when they don't work? If Christmas is such a dirty word, then why do we see Christmas lights put up all over town, even by H.O.A.'s? What's so offensive about a baby Jew in a manger next to a horse, anyway? Most other religious holidays don't involve doing any of that. Let's not forget that Christmas isn't really a Christian holiday as much as it is an American tradition. Yes, you heard me, you rat bastards. It's not a Christian holiday here in America, it's an American holiday. Most of what we identify as Christmas decorations have nothing to do with Christianity. I don't remember reading that the magi hung up decorations, sang carols, and set up a pine tree in the fucking manger. Don't bother going to read the Bible to check. Trust me, it's not in there.
If you look at the history of Christmas, especially Christmas in America, you'll see that most of what we do here in America is something that we Americans have made up. I'm not saying that Christmas was always like that. I know it wasn't. I'm talking about now.
Then there's also the issue that even most of you anti-religion, anti-god, hate-the-Christians-but-hug-a-person-who-puts-bombs-on-a-baby-Muslim sickos still celebrate Christmas. You still set up decorations, you still go out and buy a crap ton of presents for people, and still open those gifts up on December 25th. Yeah, you people are the worst. You people are the ones who want to relentlessly beat tolerance into everyone's head, but the minute you don't like something, you get to bitch and complain, go to court, and sue because a god damn pine tree has a star on it. Fuck you five times with a moblin's three dick crotch. Don't get the reference? Too bad, ignorant bastard. You probably think the Nazis were a right wing group, too.
Look, I love Christmas. I even love Easter, though I don't celebrate it. That's right, I celebrate Passover, but don't try and side track me here. Christmas time is the shit! The only thing I like more than Christmas time is Halloween. Ironic? Only if you're an uneducated bastard...like most of you getting offended at this entry and supporting the "What's wrong with Happy Holidays?" crowd. Carol of the Bells is probably one of the best Christmas songs out there, and when it's done in a Victorian Gothic style choir, that's even better. Hell, I even blast the Trans Siberian Orchestra version of it when I get the time.
Don't even get me started on the Charlie Brown Christmas Special. Awesome. Almost as badass as the Muppets Christmas Carol. Gonzo and Rizzo as narrators with Michael Cain as Scrooge? EPIC! The old Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer stop motion special and Frosty the Snowman cartoon? That's just classic. Chopping down a tree, decorating it, and letting it slowly rot in your living room? Well, that's just the most manly thing you can do to a tree. It's like, "Hey, tree, I just killed you, dressed you up, and I'm going to watch you rot far away from home. So, fuck you."
Yes, I can hear some of you morons now, "Sunrie! There's still New Years!" Guess what? New Years isn't an actual holiday, and it's the start of a new year. Don't you get that? It's the damn name of the celebration for crying out loud! So, get off that, because if you bring it up I will make fun of you so damn much that you'll go crying to Xanga about how mean I am. No, you know what? Let me just draft that up for you right now:
Dear Xanga Administration,
This is about a user named Sunrie. He expresses an opinion which greatly differs from mine and that offends me. Like, greatly offends me. It offends me so bad that I cried harder than an African woman who just watched her entire family get carpet bombed in a tribe war.
Can you please delete his account? I believe that we should all have the right to say and feel the way that I think is the right way, and if you don't then you should be removed. Thank you, I greatly appreciate it.
(Put your Username)
P.S. If you don't do this, then I will write an entry about how you guys don't care about anyone. Thanks!
Well, with all that said and done, I'm out of here. Merry Christmas!
I agree, if people are offended than just ignore it. It was "Merry Christmas" and that's what I grew up with saying. Now, we have to say happy holidays and some places can't be decorated. It's really annoying. Reminds me of that South Park episode; everybody is offended by something so the school play turns out to be some weird dance with the school children wearing black leotards and the city looks blank and boring.
actually, you'd be better off saying "Happy Winter's Solstice" or some other such. Christmas is a bastardized mix of a number of different holidays, most of them pagan. Santa Claus= bastardized Odin. It's all a mishmash of a bunch of bullshit. So fuck you and your holidays. Fuck Christmas and I hope a reindeer rapes you.
I always say merry christmas, not because i'm religious or believe in god or anything.. I don't believe in him and I am not religious whatsoever, but I do just say merry Christmas. Just because I grew up saying merry Christmas. Might be stupid but it is how it is. I've never met anyone who got offended by it, even people from different religions, they just say 'thank you merry Christmas to you too'. Neither have I heard anyone say happy holidays, yet. No idea where you live... Do you ever leave your room? or did you just read this bullshit on wikipedia and when your need for attention grew you decided to insult people and bullshit out of your ass?
What the hell man? I'm pretty sure that if there is a god he'd send you straight to hell for your potty mouth you angry little boy. Now I suggest you get on your knees and pray that Santa will forgive you for being a moron. Either that or go back to school because dear god.. racist people ('Oh-I-am-not-a-racist-I-just-stereotype-and-insult-a-whole-group-of-people-without-showing-ANY-signs-of-respect-because-I-am-BIG-boy-and-I-can-share-my-opinion') like you should be shot in the head. Bet you belong to the My-daddy-raped-me-that-is-why-I-am-so-messed-up-and-angry people. Get your head out of your ass, no one has any problems against Christmas, even if people in politics are over-sensitive in real life there is NO PROBLEM. Go on.. open your door for the first time in years and experience real life nerd boy, you'll see real life is really different from the crazy online stories you read!
I say Happy Holidays because I know people of many different faiths and it makes more sense to keep it general. Cause for me and some other people I know, it isn't the last holiday. We celebrate the usual holidays with our families and our Pagan holidays with each other. Not everyone is the same, get over yourself.
And I am not even going to completely go into about the whole religious rant. The only thing you were right about was the fact that Christmas didn't start with Christianity. The only thing American about Christmas is the consumerism that was thrown in later on. But as for the gifts, the tree, lights, stockings and Santa? All originally Pagan. As well as the traditions of Easter and Halloween.
I say "Happy Holidays" because probably 50% of the people I am friends with are Jewish, and the other half are Christian. I don't understand how you think it's such a terrible thing to wish people "Happy Holidays." I'd be more pissed of if someone told me "Happy Hanukkah" than if they wished me "Happy Holidays," maybe because I'M NOT JEWISH. Not everyone celebrates Christmas, so why the fuck would I wish everyone a "Merry Christmas?" So I sound like an arrogant, closed-minded prick? Oh...
Ooooh, I love you so much. This entry is epic win. The vast majority of the population celebrates Christmas. That's why we have CHRISTMAS sales, CHRISTMAS specials, and etc. The other holidays are important but to smaller groups of people.
@x__RainOnHerParade@xanga - Aye, that's a sad fact that is. The vast majority believes in a frighteningly egomaniac deity that has voyeuristic tendencies and control issues. They also know nothing of the origins of their holidays. Christmas really has nothing to do with Christians and more to do with pagans. Mistletoe=pagan. Yule=pagan. Santa=pagan. Tree=pagan. It's pretty much all pagan and corrupted into a christian holiday as an early form of religious propaganda.
@AntiXmas - Yeahhhh....I know that. I'm not a Christian. I'm a Deist. And just because you celebrate Christmas doesn't mean you're a Christian. I know lots of atheists and other religions that celebrate Christmas. They believe more in the spirit of the holiday, the spirit of giving, love, and happiness with family and friends.
When I walk by someone, I might say "hey", "hello", "hi", "good morning" or any other of a number of greetings based on how I am feeling, if I know the person, what type of relationship we have, and the situation.
It's the same with holiday greetings. If I know the person and know if and which holiday they celebrate, I can offer a specific greeting. If I am at work, I use the "script" that I am told to by my company...both in and out of holiday seasons, because that is what I am supposed to do in that situation in an associate to guest relationship.
There is no one appropriate greeting for all people and all relationships.
I am not a Christian. I do observe Christmas as a cultural tradition. Sometimes I say Merry Christmas, other times Happy Holidays. Many of my friends know I observe the Winter Solstice as a holy day, but they do not understand exactly what that means, they wish me a Merry Solstice...which is really not in keeping with the tenor of the holy day, but you know what? I think it's nice whenever someone goes out of their way to wish me well, and to make a point of showing they respect who I am, so I don't get offended, but appreicate the greeting in the spirit in which it was offered.
So basically I think this well worn annual debate is made too much of a deal over on both sides. Say what YOU want, what is authentic and appropriate for you and your relationship with the other person. And if a worker at a store, etc, says Happy Holidays, or whatever other term they are PAID to do, don't go off on them, run to the management, throw down your items and storm out, etc. All YOU need to do is ignore it, say thank you, or return a greeting that is authentic to you.
First, it's foolish to think the rest of the world is afraid of Christianity...and just to let you know, i didn't read ur whole post, cause it's a waste of my time...also the picture you posted of Jesus giving the finger to the world is disrespectful to Jesus and offensive to Christians and Muslims...
Second, If you can't tolerate other religions then this is your problem, i don't celebrate Christmas, yet i respect other religions, out of the kindness of my heart i say to you happy holidays, b/c i want to, if you don't like it, then go to hell...bc ur not respectful of other's beliefs and feelings, and rejecting the kindness they r showing with ur filthy hate....
Third, according to the best information I can find, Jesus,peace be upon him, was born on the 14th of May in 6 BC. Therefore His 2,000 birthday was on 14 May 1995. Regardless of which date u choose for the birthday of Jesus it was not on December 25th or January 6th according to the eastern church and God never intended that it would be observed nor celebrated.
So to you, to all Christians, Muslims and Jews, i say Happy Holidays...