Okay, so where I'm from I hear a lot of outrage when someone is told "Happy Holidays" the person then retorts and shouts "Merry Christmas". I'm trying to understand the anger people feel when told Happy Holidays. It's like they get offended. I understand to an extent but then again, I don't fully understand. From what I understand, Christians get offended by this because they believe that it should always be Merry Christmas (like it was in the past). However, I understand why it's said Happy Holidays, because not everyone celebrates Christmas at this time. There is Kwanzaa and Hanukkah too (and other holidays as well). I think some people say Happy Holidays in fear that they will offend someone if they say Merry Christmas. I don't believe this is right. I believe that regardless of your holiday, you should express that saying. In a scenario I think that lets say, a Christian walks up to a Jewish person and says "Merry Christmas" (the Christian is not aware this person is Jewish) and instead of the Jewish person getting offended they can express their holiday and respond "Happy Hanukkah" and both go about their day. I believe this is a much better way instead of spreading anger and hate during the holidays. What are your opinions of this? I'm a little on the fence about the situation. I understand both parties reasons. What are you understandings and opinions? I would love to know!