Merry Christmas, Midtown Patch Readers!

Regardless of creed, race or color, we wish you all the best this season and a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2013.

Merry Christmas, Midtown Patch readers!

We do indeed count our blessings everyday here at Midtown Patch and as we do such, we want to thank you for the support and loyalty you've shown us in 2012.

We wish you and your family a wonderful holiday full of joy, happiness, blessings and good cheer. And may you have a healthy and prosperous new year, too!

But as we celebrate with family and friends today, we pauses to ask, is it "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays?"

When it comes to season’s greetings, a new poll shows the majority of Americans prefer “Merry Christmas” to “Happy Holidays.”

According to a survey from Rasmussen Reports, 68 percent of people polled prefer the traditional “Merry Christmas” while just 23 percent like "Happy Holidays," which can cover a variety of occasions.

When it comes to holiday signs, a whopping 70 percent of shoppers polled said they prefer to be greeted with “Merry Christmas” in stores rather than the more neutral Happy Holidays, according to a Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

It doesn't end there. There have been "Christmas Trees" banned or replaced with "Holiday Trees," nativity scenes scrapped to avoid offending some, and the list goes on. Some say such things as “Merry Christmas” and nativity scenes exclude non-Christians.

The so-called “War on Christmas” has been a hot topic for years, with some saying “Merry Christmas” excludes non-Christians. Others believe the religious connotation behind the greeting does not belong in government or schools.

We want to know what you think. Tell us simply if you prefer “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays.”

You can see where we stand by the title of this article. But one can never say it too much, so one more time, Merry Christmas, Midtown Patch readers!

John Sarine December 25, 2012 at 11:46 AM
I prefer Happy Festivus
FamilyOfFour December 25, 2012 at 09:30 PM
I always laugh at polls. The smart busy people with lives don't answer blocked #'s to answer some lame poll just for the comfort of another person's voice. Early Christians celebrated Easter and NOT the birth of Jesus (whom was born in the summer). Christians later created an additional holiday to compete with older Pegan style religions or cultural festivals. The winter solstice was celebrated centuries before Jesus was born all over the world and countless regions celebrated various gods or traditions. So Christians, don't get all bent out of shape because people are trying to take back THEIR families winter holiday traditions. You were not the first to OWN it.


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