Episode 22: Why Happy Holidays?

The discussion revolves around the shift from saying “Merry Christmas” to “Happy Holidays” and the potential controversy surrounding it. The speakers explore different perspectives, including the idea that using a more inclusive term may be a result of a desire not to offend people of various beliefs. They touch on the changes in school breaks, corporate culture, and societal attitudes. The conversation delves into the roots of the terms, tracing “Christmas” back to its Old English origin and highlighting that “holiday” originally meant “holy day.” The speakers ponder whether the push for inclusivity is contributing to a loss of cultural richness or if it is an effort to prevent potential discrimination lawsuits. The discussion concludes with a wish for a Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays, leaving the audience to contemplate their own views on the matter.

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