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The new holiday themed Starbucks cups have received backlash from costumers again this year. ARACELY JIMENEZ/THE STATESMAN

Tis the season to complain about how we greet people

Andrew Goldstein November 26, 2017
And as we plunge into this unnecessarily politicized season, my Facebook feed will be filled with half my friends getting offended by “Merry Christmas” and the other half getting offended by “Happy Holidays.” None of it makes sense to me.
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Keep Christ in my Christmas Blend

Briana Finneran November 12, 2015
We Christians have had our beliefs spat upon for decades because of that whole “separation of church and state” and “basic human rights” nonsense.
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Political correctness overshadows holiday spirit

Michael Newcomer November 12, 2013
I was advised by a fellow writer at The Statesman to preface this argument by saying that half of my household growing up was Jewish, therefore giving myself some sort of religious immunity to any part of this article sounding racist. Sage advice I thought at first, but after some thought, I realized not only that this perpetuates the idea I am attempting to dispel, but also that the audience I am trying to reach here will find this offensive no matter what.
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Political correctness overshadows holiday spirit

Michael Newcomer November 7, 2013
I find the politically correct atmosphere placed around the holidays utterly abhorrent. In pressuring Americans to say “happy holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas,” we have inadvertently placed all of our interest into words rather than the meaning behind them.
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