Good grief, no! I'm up for celebrating any occasion!
It should be taken in the spirit intended, and returned with the same spirit.
I like it! It's better than "Bah, Humbug!"
I have said "Happy Hanukkah" back and gotten a suprised "Oh, happy Hanukkah!" in response. lol or think of another holiday.
I do celebrate christmas, so i can not rightfully answer this question. But i will say that if someone tells me happy hanukkah or something i would not be affended. I mean they are just being nice. Right?
Merry Christmas or Xmas, Happy Hanukkah, Kwanza, or Holidays or whatever . . . hand me a pamphlet outlining your beliefs, as long as they don' follow with a "Satan, Be Away With You" or burn me at the stake or punch me in the face, I'm pretty open to anyone who wishes to wish me "Seasons Greetings." The way people are so thin-skinned you'd think they were the President of the USA or Prime Minister of some third world country like Canada, England, New Zealand, or Australia. :P
another reason to get more presents lolz
No just say thank you and move on.No need to be offended when someone is wishing you something good.
No. For example, I am not a religious person. But I like it when a store clerk or someone says, "God bless you." It's a very nice thing to say. Merry Christmas, forkemenow!
No, I'm not offended. I'm sure they're not saying it as an act of aggression. ;)
No I roll my eyes and say, "happy holidays." and get on with my life.
In other words, you act like an ***.
Happy holidays is far more appropriate than ASSUMING I am christian. Would you prefer I ranted at them that I'm an atheist and that christianity is evil yadda yadda yadda? At least I'm willing to ignore it.
The greeting should be taken in the spirit of the holiday just as the greeting of Happy Hanukkah. People are just wishing you happiness and that is how it should be taken.