Date: Wed, 20 Dec 1995 16:15:58 MST
From: Tom Uharriet UTOM[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ADMN.712.NEBO.EDU
Subject: Happy Holidays -vs- Merry Christmas
Tell Viriginia "Merry Christmas" for me. (I've grown tired of being
careful to use the PC "Happy Holidays." Has anyone else notice it
increasingly replacing the former expression?)
I've never thought much about how PC it is, but I do often use the HH
expression when I don't know which holiday the group is celebrating.
It is less awkward than, "Merry Christmas &/or Happy Hanukkah."
Probably most people on this list intend to celebrate Christmas. But
for those of you who are already a few candles into Hanukkah,
greetings to you too. And, of course, let's all have a happy new
year--unless you only celebrate the new year according the Hebrew
calendar and have therefore already begun your new year. Or unless
it is the Chineese calendar . . . etc. PC or not, if I do not know
how much I have in common with the people I write to, "Happy
Holidays" is closer to my intended message.
HH to you all,
utom[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]admn.712.nebo.edu