We say Happy New Years Eve, Happy Birthday, Happy 4 of July,Happy April's Fool's(one day befor my b-day ;D),Happy Valintimes Day,but for Christmas we Merry.Where did that come from?
Perhaps from the Anglo-Saxon language influence that is particular to the 'New World'?
As to "The U.S.A. is overrated...-.-" that is my (and many others opinion)- as they say in sports, "You can't be number one forever"...
Quite a lot of people I know say Happy Christmas as many as people say Merry Christmas. Christmas is about being merry with the old wine and so that's also where it has come from.
Erm, merry christmas was a phrase popularized after A Christmas Carol written by the ENGLISH author Charles Dic.kens...
Runs against customs that Americans oh so love to cling onto, if not, their world will crumble. God forbid that.
Because it just doesn't sound right. It's like calling a duck a platypus.
It just dosen't sound right I guess, because it does sound wierd.
The U.S.A. is overrated...-.-
:D Well Said my friend!
Golly Good answer !!