Typically, a greeting consists of the word “Happy” followed by the holiday, such as “Happy Hanukkah” or “Happy New Year”, although the phrase “Merry Christmas” is a notable exception. In the United States, the collective phrase “Happy Holidays” is often used as a simple way to refer to all of its winter holidays, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
There has been some controversy lately regarding the phrase “Happy Holidays” as an attempt to diminish Christmas although its use promotes other holidays commonly celebrated in the United States.
So either way… Happy Hoildays or as I prefer … Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Better yet for a play on words… “Merry Kick-Mas” with the Spanish word mas meaning more. Lets “Kick More” in the New Year.
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