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A new survey shows more Americans are offended by the expression “happy holidays” than “merry Christmas." Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

"We're going to start saying 'Merry Christmas' again," President-elect Donald Trump recently told a rally of his fans in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Google Trends data suggest that the so-called "war on Christmas" was canceled for lack of interest sometime around 2006, a year after the publication of the book of the same name. So Trump's determination to bring it back in 2016 – he's been talking about it all campaign season – may seem like something of a puzzle.

But of course, the fight against "political correctness" was one of the central themes of Trump's successful presidential campaign. A backlash against the (real or imagined) political correctness of the Democratic Party, the coastal elite and the mainstream media resonated with white working-class voters in the key states that put him over the 270 electoral vote threshold.

Public Policy Polling (PPP) is out this week with a new survey that untangles some of the tortured politics of holiday greetings. The firm asked 1,224 voters whether they preferred "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays." Some of the findings turn the politics of "Merry Christmas" on its head.

Only 9 percent of Americans preferred the nondenominational greeting, vs. 45 percent who prefer a traditional "Merry Christmas." (46 percent said they didn't care.)”*

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52 comments

  1. Posted by Bob Stone, at Reply

    Merry Christmas Motherfuckers

    • Posted by Jose Garza, at Reply

      Merry Christmas you filthy animal. Happy Holiday and Whoop-Dee -Do to you
      too!

    • Posted by coweatsman, at Reply

      The festival of Saturnia. The REAL reason for the season.

    • Posted by Sara Chin, at Reply

      Bob Stone happy holidays to you jerk

  2. Posted by kasra khatir, at Reply

    How to trigger a war on the Comment Section

  3. Posted by TheOriginalLuffy, at Reply

    The alt right must be unemployed since they have time to dislike TYT videos
    the moment they drop. Get off that welfare money!

    • Posted by Martha Holt, at Reply

      +TheOriginalLuffy Once Trump deports all the illegals, these trolls will be
      digging up turnips for $2/hour. That’s what they say, anyway…

    • Posted by TheOriginalLuffy, at Reply

      +Old Man What is that? Your signal to summon the basket of deplorables?
      Can’t fight your own battles? Sad!

  4. Posted by Son Goku, at Reply

    if you’re a Muslim you can run people over with a truck

    • Posted by MickeyLovesIceCream, at Reply

      Stop whining. Loser crybaby.

    • Posted by Gerroditus, at Reply

      Sure, because running someone over with a truck and saying Happy Holidays
      is the exact same thing. Right?

    • Posted by L F, at Reply

      Son Goku Actually if you have a truck, you can run people over with a truck.

    • Posted by TheTreeOctopus, at Reply

      Son Goku isn’t it odd how they always seem to leave their identity on site,
      have you seen the live videos from the scene? I would watch them if I were
      you and then critically think if the people are acting like a lorry has
      just killed a load of shoppers!

    • Posted by thebiglebateski, at Reply

      +L F I wish I had a truck

  5. Posted by juan “wgjung” gomez, at Reply

    Festivus baby!

    • Posted by Martha Holt, at Reply

      +juan gomez Yes, Merry Festivus

    • Posted by Matt, at Reply

      juan gomez “serenity now jerry serenity now!” this me looking at some of
      these comments

    • Posted by juan “wgjung” gomez, at Reply

      +Matt Careful if you have computers stashed in your apartment. “Serenity
      now, insanity later”

    • Posted by Dom King, at Reply

      The tradition of Festivus begins with the airing of grievances. I got a lot
      of problems with you people and now you’re gonna hear about it.

  6. Posted by Jack Daniel, at Reply

    13% is pretty small, considering, 27% of British Muslims sympathize with
    the Charlie Hebdo killers.

    • Posted by HucklePeel, at Reply

      Jack Daniel Not saying there isn’t a problem in Europe this just isn’t the
      right way to address it….

    • Posted by ZulStrait, at Reply

      But but but Muslims. But but but Hilary. Stop being a child and grow up.

    • Posted by grytlappar, at Reply

      Please kill yourself.

    • Posted by Pyotr Feitser, at Reply

      +Jack Daniel except that it’s 13% of the entire population, not just
      Trumptards. It was like 19% of the Trumptards. And Muslims make up less
      than 5% of the British population.

  7. Posted by José Guzman, at Reply

    “happy holidays includes all holidays including Christmas, I don’t
    understand why people are offended by it” Oh, you mean kinda like how
    people say “all lives matter” and you angrily retort back while “NO! Black
    lives matter!”

    • Posted by Jenny Talwarts, at Reply

      +jervazz hammond Well your personal opinion is meaningless. Doesn’t change
      the fact that he specifically targeted a *Christmas* market and that the
      leaders of ISIS called for the followers to do those kind of attacks
      during/around holidays.

    • Posted by jervazz hammond, at Reply

      +Jenny Talwarts you do realize that means your opinion is pointless too
      then right since there is no proof that that it had anything to do with
      Xmas js sad incident no doubt but it might have just been a location since
      Xmas is here and it would have a lot of people that was probably the logic
      there but hey just my opinion sir 😂😉

    • Posted by Jenny Talwarts, at Reply

      It’s not my opinion dumbass, its what the leaders of ISIS *said*. Repeating
      your misguided opinion a second time won’t give it more substance.

    • Posted by Daniel Kufer, at Reply

      José Guzman 90% of Americans celebrate Christmas, and people may celebrate
      what they want. however, African Americans make up 12.6% of the total
      population. One thing that Happy Holidays and Black Lives Matter have in
      common is that they fight for an equal playing field, with a few stupid
      people fighting for superiority

  8. Posted by Seta-San, at Reply

    only one of the holidays makes many businesses profitable. I’d be sucking
    up to the holiday, hard.

    • Posted by jackchorn, at Reply

      even funnier- it was Saturnalia-the celebration of Saturn- otherwise known
      as Lucifer who’s birth was worshipped on Dec. 25th-Merry Lucimas

    • Posted by Seta-San, at Reply

      venus (the morning star) is the one that means Lucifer.

    • Posted by TheStoneSpiral, at Reply

      +jackchorn It also wasn’t on the modern 25th, it was on what we call the
      21st, the solstice. The date of the solstice on an older calendar was the
      25th, but when we switched to the Gregorian one the date was shifted.
      Rather than pin it to the solstice like the original pagan holiday, they
      just kept it on the date of the 25th in an attempt to help further remove
      it from its pagan origins.

    • Posted by jackchorn, at Reply

      +TheStoneSpiral I don’t care- I’m still going to call Christians satan
      worshiper- I’m not listening to facts and history- I have my belief- it is
      what it is- hahahaha jk

  9. Posted by Kurama, at Reply

    Conservatives are naturally braindead.

    • Posted by Mitch, at Reply

      How many times do you have to lose an election until you listen?

    • Posted by Kurama, at Reply

      +Mitch You can lose a hundred elections, the uneducated wont get educated
      until they want to. Which is why they’ll stay completely braindead/

    • Posted by gunnyblender, at Reply

      +Mitch Tell that to the clown cars of conservatives who lost the last
      three. 😉

  10. Posted by tasmand wd, at Reply

    happy birthday Isack Newton!

    • Posted by qhsperson, at Reply

      Yes, but Isaac. You made it sound like a football play.

    • Posted by tasmand wd, at Reply

      +qhsperson right! thanks

  11. Posted by Jason Smith, at Reply

    However many people they asked in this poll *it’s not the entire population
    of America*

  12. Posted by Gabeasher, at Reply

    I DEMAND THE GENDERS OF ZE AND ZIR!

  13. Posted by Uno G, at Reply

    You can safely ignore x-mas! I and everyone I know totally ignore this
    purchasing bonanza and we’re still around 40 years later.

  14. Posted by Nonune Konsequence, at Reply

    If you are upset by how someone wishes you peace and love…

    • Posted by Keith Demons, at Reply

      TYT prefers racial division and hatred of whites.

  15. Posted by gunk wretch, at Reply

    what about the war on halloween?

  16. Posted by John Schilling, at Reply

    I voted Trump to trigger liberals

  17. Posted by WikeddTung, at Reply

    This is such a boring non-story. TYT should be ashamed.

  18. Posted by United States of Embarrassment, at Reply

    conservatives are such pathetic pussies… that’s why they think they have
    to act tough all the time, the insecurity it off the charts.

  19. Posted by Al Fabeech, at Reply

    I notice more and more Merry Xmases. Merry Xmas. Happy Holidays, who cares?

  20. Posted by Jermain Jones, at Reply

    I’m a fundamentalist Muslim and I say merry Christmas