By Nicholas Contompasis
There are only two real holidays at the end of December and that is of course Christmas and Hanukkah. Since Jews make up 2% of the U.S. population there's only a 2% chance you would exclude a Jew from your comment "Merry Christmas."
If you know a person is celebrating Hanukkah, simply say "Happy Hanukkah."
Remember, by saying, by mistake "Merry Christmas" to a Jew you're only reminding them of what a great religion you have!!!
How hard does this have to be????
Poll - 12/24/11
"Fifty-six percent of North-easterners and 57% of West Coasters said "Merry Christmas" was their greeting of choice. In the Midwest, 70% chose "Merry Christmas," and in the South 69% felt the same.
Older generations were also more likely to choose "Merry Christmas," while 50% of millennials (people ages 18-30) preferred to make merry with "Happy Holidays."
Americans over 65 overwhelming chose "Merry Christmas" over "Happy Holidays," 74% to 22%."