It doesn't offend me at all. People can say "happy Kwanza", "Happy Chanuka", "Happy Holidays" makes no difference to me. My saying "Merry Christmas" shouldn't create a political "correct speech" firestorm.I have to disagree. it is the overall holiday season to me. Thanksgiving through New Years. Today, Sunday, isn't Christmas, so why should I say Merry Christmas today? I say and prefer Happy Holidays. Why is that so offensive to people? I don't get it.