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AIBU "Merry Christmas"

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Emerald92 Wed 13-Dec-17 18:57:54

AIBU to be annoyed that no one uses "Merry Christmas" anymore? Its very OTT!

MissionItsPossible Wed 13-Dec-17 19:02:26

What do people use instead then? I and everyone I know says "Merry Christmas" confused

Redglitter Wed 13-Dec-17 19:03:15

Everyone i know uses Merry Christmas

Bubblebubblepop Wed 13-Dec-17 19:03:58

What do they say then?

MiraiDevant Wed 13-Dec-17 19:04:38

I use it but younger generation seem to say Happy Christmas

ScreamingValenta Wed 13-Dec-17 19:04:45

What is it you're saying is OTT, OP? I don't understand that part of your post. 'Merry Christmas' is still a popular phrase where I am.

PantPlot Wed 13-Dec-17 19:05:00

How can it be OTT?

curryforbreakfast Wed 13-Dec-17 19:05:11

Everyone uses Merry Christmas.

Are you the "everyone is saying Happy Holidays now" poster?

CaptainHammer Wed 13-Dec-17 19:05:11

Everyone uses Merry Christmas hmm

Is this the myth that no one is allowed to say it anymore in case someone is offended? If so that’s a load of crap.

MiraiDevant Wed 13-Dec-17 19:05:37

Actually "Merry" is a lovely but underused word. It tends to mean a bit drunk nowadays whereas I like the older meaning of it.

RadioGaGoo Wed 13-Dec-17 19:05:46

Betting the OP says 'Happy Holidays' Bubble.

MorningstarMoon Wed 13-Dec-17 19:06:14

Everyone i know uses Merry Christmas. Though I do think Happy holidays also sounds quite cute.

NotACleverName Wed 13-Dec-17 19:06:17

What are you talking about, people do say Merry Christmas. YABU.

BoomBoomsCousin Wed 13-Dec-17 19:06:25

Sounds kind of unreasonable. What exactly annoys you about it?

LondonGirl83 Wed 13-Dec-17 19:06:36


Bubblebubblepop Wed 13-Dec-17 19:07:58

Oh yes Radio. Because MUSLIMS

SpartonDregs Wed 13-Dec-17 19:09:18

AIBU to be annoyed that no one uses "Merry Christmas" anymore? Its very OTT!

Literally everyone says Merry Christmas. All the bolloxing time.

ScreamingValenta Wed 13-Dec-17 19:10:59

The Queen apparently uses 'happy Christmas' in her Christmas speech to avoid the connotations of drunkenness attached to 'merry'*

*disclaimer - may be an urban myth [fmsile].

ScreamingValenta Wed 13-Dec-17 19:11:12

fsmile even

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 13-Dec-17 19:11:47

Yanbu op.

We have loads of American friends and it's not acceptable.

I never ever want to not be able to say 'Merry Christmas'.

Ecureuil Wed 13-Dec-17 19:13:12

Err... everyone I knows says merry Christmas.
What’s OTT? Is this a Muslim bashing post or an American bashing post?

Medicaltextbook Wed 13-Dec-17 19:14:01

YABU - I usually say merry Christmas but I'm just as happy to receive any friendly greeting.

TheHolidayArmadillo Wed 13-Dec-17 19:15:23

Everyone I know says Merry Christmas. But not for another week or so yet. Maybe that's the issue.

Ecureuil Wed 13-Dec-17 19:16:19

But not for another week or so yet

Exactly... it’s not Christmas yet so haven’t heard anyone giving any form of Christmas greetings this year!

cathyclown Wed 13-Dec-17 19:18:39

It's all "Happy Christmas" here. People would look at you crossways if you said "Merry" Christmas. That's because is not the norm.

But the thoughts and feelings are the same either way. All good.

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