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  1. Ivy Bryan
    December 22, 2017 @ 9:56 am

    I have no problem if someone wishes me Merry Christmas although I celebrate Hanukkah. I appreciate the expression and do not correct them. Personally, I tend to say happy holidays if I don’t know what the person celebrates. I think it is more inclusive and respects what other people might or might not celebrate. I recently had an experience at work where one person wished me happy holidays. The person with him said “Its Merry Christmas”. This assumes that everybody celebrates Christmas. So whatever you celebrate have a happy and healthy time with your family and Happy New Year!


  2. Katherine Nuyens
    December 21, 2017 @ 10:39 pm

    Happy Holidays, friend! Wishing for you and your family an abundance of all good things during this miraculous time of the year! I am on my way to Maryland tomorrow!
    Much love,


  3. Liz McNamara
    December 21, 2017 @ 9:40 pm

    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! Here’s to a healthy, happy and prosperous 2018 Looking forward to seeing you all soon


  4. Scott
    December 21, 2017 @ 7:16 pm

    Well said, Tobi! I don’t care what holiday greeting you use…..I’m just happy that you thought to give me well wishes!

    Happy, Merry, Joyous! May the season bring you good health, wealth and happiness…


  5. Anita
    December 21, 2017 @ 5:37 pm

    Its sad that people just get so caught up in being “politically correct”. Grouping together by saying Happy Holidays sounds so …fake
    I feel that if you take the time to ask the person what holiday they celebrate, then act accordingly (by addressing their specific holiday). Taking an interest in people is important, it shows you care about mankind.


  6. Roni Bruner
    December 21, 2017 @ 2:39 pm

    Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your Family Tobi! Hope to see you in the New Year for another fun event! In the mean time be Happy and healthy!
    Roni Bruner & Family


  7. Jackie Pantaliano
    December 21, 2017 @ 12:29 pm

    We celebrate both holidays as an interfaith family, but I still say Happy Holidays when I don’t know what the other person celebrates. Ultimately I believe in the separation of church and state and I believe in respect and empathy for all different beliefs. Wanting to only say Merry Christmas to everyone regardless of what they celebrate to me is at the least inconsiderate and at the worst representative of a history of forcefully converting or killing people who don’t believe as you do.


  8. Lori Lucente McKeage
    December 21, 2017 @ 11:12 am

    I totally agree. It is the most wonderful time of the year because people are happy and nicer than usual they are in the reflective and celebrating mood. People are more apt to communicate and respond to what I normally consider nice to just greet someone in passing. What was considered politically incorrect in the past has been finally rebelled, more and more i.e., with signs of “Keep Christ in Christmas”, etc. Regardless of what you celebrate, holiday greetings should be embraced; as the person initiating the greeting is not trying to be disrespectful, but trying to spread their personal joy to others during the holiday season. Happy New Years to all and may you find Peace and Joy in the Season!


  9. Sue
    December 21, 2017 @ 9:28 am

    Generous Blessing to you and your family, Tobi!

    Happy Hanukkah, Happy New Year, and a Merry Christmas! 🙂


  10. Marie
    December 21, 2017 @ 9:25 am

    Merry Christmas, Tobi!! Wishing you and your family all the best in the New Year, too!


  11. Jodi
    December 20, 2017 @ 9:53 pm

    I try to stick with Happy Holidays … seems politically correct during this festive and religious time of year.
    Happy everything to everyone!


  12. Maureen N Christopher
    December 20, 2017 @ 9:37 pm

    Wishing you the best of everything during the holidays and into the new year!


  13. Pat
    December 20, 2017 @ 9:26 pm

    Sweet essay. Merry happy joyous everything!


  14. Holly Sanborn
    December 20, 2017 @ 9:18 pm

    Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy 2018!


  15. Sandi Parente-Geiges
    December 20, 2017 @ 9:11 pm

    A Very Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!


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