Tuesday, December 16, 2008
"Merry Happy Holidays" ?
It's almost Christmas--er, it's the "holiday season." We all know that's it's considered offensive to say "Merry Christmas" these days. At my work, we're supposed to start our phone greeting with "happy Holidays.." But I forgot to do that today. But not to worry, I didn't say "Merry Christmas" either. Just greeted the callers in the usual manner. KSBW (the NBC station in Salinas, California) just had its annual "Share Your Holiday" drive. I believe it was originally called "Share Your Christmas" but it had to conform to the neutral "holiday." One of my mobile home park neighbors painted "Happy Holiday" [sic] on one of their windows, and "Feliz Navidad" on the adjacent window. Doesn't that mean "Merry Christmas" in Spanish? How does one say "happy Holidays" in Spanish?
Merry, happy holidays to everyone...