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2012-12-23 05:03:10

A new test from Conversion Voodoo, a conversion optimization company in California, shows that nationwide, Americans prefered "Merry Christmas" over "Happy Holidays" twice as often. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 21, 2012 Many Americans might not realize it, but the phrase “Merry Christmas” is becoming more popular, and it completely dwarfs the use of “Happy Holidays” – at least by one measure. Contrary to what some journalist have recently proclaimed,...

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2008-12-22 11:30:00

The global media uses the term Christmas more than 600 percent more often than the less specific term holiday season, a U.S. language group says. The Global Language Monitor of Austin, Texas, said in a news release that while holiday season is typically seen as more secular worldwide, Christmas was used in nearly 85 percent of all global media citations. Holiday season was the second-most used term, accounting for nearly 13 percent of all global citations. Xmas came in third in the survey...

2008-12-03 23:14:40

A Utah state lawmaker says the Legislature will be presented with a resolution asking retailers not to exclude Merry Christmas from their holiday greetings. State Sen. Chris Buttars, R-West Jordan, said he decided to have the resolution drafted for presentation during the 2009 legislative session after hearing from several employees of a retail store that they were barred from saying Merry Christmas to customers, the Deseret Morning News reported Wednesday. Buttars did not identify the...

2005-12-18 08:57:04

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ebenezer Scrooge would enjoy Christmas in America this year. Drowning out the sounds of sleigh bells ringing and children singing are the sounds of arguing. At issue is how to greet people, how to decorate main street and how to sell gifts -- all without offending someone. Religious conservatives are threatening lawsuits and boycotts to insist that store clerks and advertisements say "Merry Christmas." Countering are those who argue they are...


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