Date: Thu, 21 Dec 1995 00:45:26 -0800

From: Rima & Kim McKinzey rkm[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SLIP.NET

Subject: Re: Happy Holidays -vs- Merry Christmas

At 6:42 PM 12/20/95, Salikoko S. Mufwene wrote:

Well, how about just sending yall "Season's Greetings?"

It just strikes me now that "Season" is used as above only during the

Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa holidays. Is my observation correct? Any such

uses around Easter or any other religious holiday? The question crossed

my mind because I thought that "Season" might function as a shifter/

"embreyeur." However, if it is part of an idiom, the proposed analysis is

not so compelling. Any suggestions?

Now that you mention it, I think the only other times I've heard "Season"

applied to something, was something specific - like fashion - as in the

Fall Season. Don't think I've heard it in other areas.