American use of the term "Happy Holidys" to replace "Merry Christmas" dates back at least to the 1970s.Holiday greetings are a selection of greetings that are often spoken with good intentions to strangers, family, or friends, in nations around the world, during the months of December and January.In the United States, the collective phrase "Happy Holidays" is often used as a generic cover-all greeting for all of the winter holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa; however, the phrase is not widespread in other countries.
"Happy Holidays" and "Merry Christmas" Both phrases have been considered acceptable greetings for this time of year for decades if not centuries.
Christmas is supposed to be a time of peace, love, and goodwill towards others. To walk around like Scrooge complaining about someone’s choice of words doesn’t sound very Christmas-like to me.
Google has doodled "Happy Holidays" this year.Google has been wishing all its users happy Christmas and holidays from the past 10 years, with a new doodle each year.