Posted by Ward on December 16, 2004
In Reply to: Happy Holidays (and) Seasons Greetings posted by ESC on December 16, 2004
: : please, can anyone tell me the originis of the phrases:
: : Happy Holidays
: : and Seasons Greetings
: : thank you!
: Good question. But I haven't been able to find the answer yet. These phrases would, I am guessing, been created when Christmas went secular.
The old phrase, Merry Christmas, has become politically incorrect in the States. Decorations in stores and public places now are "Holidays" oriented. There seems to be a extensive lack of tolerance that value loads these phrases and brings forth this very flat language.