Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"?

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Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? ABC_News 12/23/12 4:11 AM
Yes I agree, I've been saying this on here for a few years but they don't seem to care — despite the fact that stats show 96% of Americans celebrate Christmas, regardless of their religion or lack thereof. I am an atheist and love Christmas... to me, even as an American, "Merry Christmas" sounds so much more joyous, warm, meaningful and sincere than "Happy Holidays". The latter greeting just sounds so impersonal, stale and generic.

I wrote a blog from an atheist perspective on why "Merry Christmas" is a nice greeting to say, even publicly.... maybe Google staff should take a look at it and perhaps change their mind and switch it to "Merry Christmas":


This crazy Orwellian avoidance of the term "Christmas" by Google and others has really gotten past the point of an annoyance, more to a point of being quite offensive indeed, especially to one's intellect. It's Christmas Eve, not "Holiday" Eve.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? PencilCA 12/23/12 7:54 AM
What a joke.... the message says "End of the year 2012" on Google Japan instead of Merry Christmas..... does Google not know that we love Christmas in Japan and celebrate it too? Why does Google have to destroy Christmas spirit by using such generic boring logos to "not offend"? They are OFFENDING MOST PEOPLE by putting up logo at CHRISTMAS EVERY YEAR but never, ever, ever using the word "CHRISTMAS"!!
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Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Jessica S. 12/23/12 10:15 AM
Hi all,

Thanks for the feedback.  The Google Doodles are intended to make people smile and I'm sad to hear that this is severely upsetting the folks on this thread, even to the point of believing that this is "destroying the Christmas spirit."  We're happy to pass along the feedback to the Doodlers.

Best,
Jess 
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Ronnie Soo 12/23/12 7:22 PM
I'd simply ask: 'which holidays are you referring to, Google'? Easter? May Day? Whitsunday... Thanksgiving? (we don't have that in the UK but never mind)
Sorry - 'Happy Holidays' is much too ambiguous. Obviously nobody at Google watched that South Park Christmas - oops 'Holiday' episode with Philip Glass... summed the whole thing up beautifully!
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Nowheh 12/23/12 8:56 PM
I had to change my search engine to Bing (at least until after Christmas) so my kids don't get the stupid PC idea that saying "Merry Christmas" is somehow offensive or bad. Bing's animated page for Xmas actually looks great and acknowledges the word "Christmas", I suggest everyone here that agrees with the OP go there instead.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Richard Horvath 12/23/12 11:29 PM
Yeah... I'm going to bing...
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Steve James Miller 12/24/12 12:05 AM
Dear Jessica S,

Please don't feel the need to explain on behalf of your remit, which you are not in a position to question.

I think most of us understand why Christmas has been ignored. Perhaps it wouldn't hurt the powers that be at Google to concede that tomorrow will be Christmas Day, not 'happy holidays', but Christmas Day. It wouldn't do any harm to acknowledge something by name for what it really is. It wouldn't do any harm, just for once, to show some respect for a well-established day of the Christian calendar. That's what it is, dressing it up as something else is futile. Tomorrow will be a day that over a billion Christians will celebrate. Millions of atheists and people of other religions will celebrate it too, and they won't have a problem realising that it marks an event, about 2000 years ago, when somebody was born who said it was a good idea to be nice to each other. They killed him, of course, maybe they didn't like him talking about his birthday, but we mark his death with another 'holiday' called Easter. That's not recognised by Google either. I won't mention his name, I realise how much that offends a small group of people; they are the ones who seem to matter after all, not billions of others.

If the Google Doodles are supposed to make us smile, Google should try to avoid being so insipid and politically correct. This 'Happy Holidays' has left nothing but a bad taste in the mouth. A picture of some toys marching down a street says nothing. If the intention was to avoid referring to anything that hints at religion for fear of offending a few people, well... you've managed to offend billions of people worldwide.

Nevertheless, in the spirit of what these 'Happy Holidays' really are, I wish you and the owners of Google a very merry Christmas.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? bluequoll 12/24/12 3:09 AM
I suppose we should be thankful that at least Google recognizes Christmas as a holy-day (holiday)!
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? travisslack 12/24/12 7:31 AM
Why the hell do you make such a big deal about nothing? People like you ruin the holidays. Go back to your shanty.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Tomas Ivaškevičius 12/24/12 7:49 AM
You do understand that Christmas is a pagan holiday?
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? travisslack 12/24/12 7:53 AM
Whats your point? This is such a big deal people need to complain to the free service they use about the word holiday vs christmas? Seriously shouldn't you people be with your families over attacking google for quite possibly the stupidest thing i've read in a long time.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? travisslack 12/24/12 8:01 AM
Mr. Nowheh, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Paul Rafferty 12/24/12 8:09 AM
You mean, "People like you ruin Christmas", right?
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Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Cameron Frazier 12/24/12 8:18 AM
They do this because they don't want to offend people. Easter isn't represented to avoid anyone being offended because as you have so kindly proven, people get angry over the most insignificant things. As someone has mentioned, 98% of Americans celebrate Christmas. There is no war on Christmas. Google is trying to allow the 2% to be represented as well. A poor choice I now see. Because do you think that the 2% would be as offended as you? No. Because some of the country has life in perspective.
Merry Christmas.

Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Aimster 12/24/12 8:27 AM
Really you guys? Being offending by a simple greeting when there's more depressing matters like world hungry,human rights, and poverty? Nice to see how petty some people in our world are, and first world problems much ffs.

And thanks for the lovely doodle Google's artists :)!
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Nigel Stanton 12/24/12 8:35 AM
You do realize that South Park was making fun of people like you who get offended by trivial such things, right?  Did you really take that episode seriously?!  Maybe you should go back to watching reality shows since they require no thinking on your part.  Thinking doesn't seem to be your strong suit.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Junky Junkenstein 12/24/12 8:42 AM
jesus fucking christ, who gives a shit? certainly not "billions of people." it baffles me to think that such superstitious nonsense can make a picture of some toy soldiers seem so offensive.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Matt Morales 12/24/12 9:05 AM
Man you are on point with your Sandler movie quotes.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Ruby LeRouge 12/24/12 9:10 AM
This doodle is lovely, it's not destroying the Christmas Spirit, the people complaining about the term Happy Holidays are the ones ruining the Christmas Spirit. Trying to make others feel included is what it's all about, and if you don't want to see it that way, then try seeing "Happy Holidays" as a way to wish you both a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year all at once. To Google, please don't stop making the awesome doodles, I love them. I'm an artist, and love to see the fantastic work your doodlers do, going an extra mile to make something as simple and mundane as a logo a little special, while teaching us about things at the same time. I look forward to seeing them every day.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Greg Hart 12/24/12 9:19 AM
Pass along the feedback that I love the doodle, and I hope that you don't let a vocal minority force your hand in removing it. Remember that most of us will smile, appreciate the illustration, potentially tell our friends to check out the doodle, and continue googling away and making you lots more money to make more doodles with!
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Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Frank Albenesius 12/24/12 9:34 AM
Please bring back the doodle. What level-headed person gets on Google on Christmas and says "I should really spend the Christmas that I cherish so much sending a complaint to Google about the way it wishes me to have a good time".
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Angie Marie 12/24/12 9:34 AM
Steve James Miller, ABC_News, PencilCA, etc.

Your need to force your Christian beliefs onto others offends me. You'd be offended if a Muslim tried to force you, a company or random strangers to celebrate Muslim holidays, wouldn't you? Why is that any different from you wanting everyone to celebrate your religious holidays? 

No one is taking Christmas away from you. No one is waging war on the holiday or trying to disrespect your choice to believe in a religion. The only thing that's happening here is a lack of ramming one religion down the throats of others. 

America was founded on the idea that religion should not be forced on those who do not wish to follow it. Have a little respect for that notion please.
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Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Russel Gamboa 12/24/12 9:43 AM
I don't think it's meant to offend but to offer it as all including holiday season. I don't understand a seemingly petty complaint like this. Times change and all we really need is to be accepting and more giving around this time of year. Please, turn the other cheek and understand that people who use happy holidays only means to spread love towards your fellow man and is not meant to be a war on anything. 

Happy Holidays,
Russel 
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Kevin ln 12/24/12 9:50 AM
Wow lots of down votes. Not too many thought out responses though.

Today is Christmas Eve, tomorrow is Christmas. It's not any other holiday. Just call it by its name. It's not a hard concept to understand.

Sure if you wanna use happy holidays to refer to all the various holidays during this time then go ahead, it makes sense. But when its the day of Christmas Eve  and Christmas you really don't an excuse.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Isaac RFK 12/24/12 9:50 AM
The doodle is back!  and "Happy Holidays" is here to stay!!   THANK YOU Google, for upholding your standards!  Happy Holidays, everyone!
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Phil Halliwell 12/24/12 9:52 AM
The easy soloution is to name it as it should be "Happy CHRISTmas"
After all Google don't change any other regious event names on the doodle captions, so why marginalise Christianity and give in to the aggressive relgious fanatics in the name of political correctness.
It is CHRISTmas and should ramain named as such, the only option is to opt out, no alter it.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Pastasauce 12/24/12 10:14 AM
I feel like a lot of people complaining here... have never researched Christmas? You do all realize it was a Pagan holiday usurped by zealot Christians in an attempt to indoctrinate other people into their cultish religion, correct? And that Jesus, if he did exist as a person, was born some time in the Spring and not on December 25th?

Why are you all getting so upset on this imagined "War on Christmas"? Are you so offended that other people don't believe in your religion that you don't want to include them in the festivities? Muslims, Jewish people, and Pagans are celebrating different holidays, and Google services more people than just the Christians. An all inclusive "Happy Holidays" is just more polite than catering to a bunch of whiny Christians who seem to think their religion and holiday is more important than other people's.
 
Enjoy your Yule - which, by the way, is the actual name of this holiday before the church abducted it. Santa, of course, was taken from Nordic culture and the Dutch figure of Sinterklaas.  Gotta love knowing that most Christian holidays and beliefs are just cherry picked from other cultures in an attempt at mass appeal and indoctrination during their rampaging years of empirialism. Keep that need to be superior strong, little Christian soldiers!
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Jassonw1 12/24/12 11:38 AM
Yes.  Call it what it is, it's Christmas.  In an effort to not offend anyone, you offend just about everyone.  Where is the tradition in "happy holidays"?  What exactly is a "holiday tree"?  It's Christmas.  Most people really look forward to it and the effort of a small group of hypocrites over the years have enabled a ridiculous situation to form that we now must spend time defending.  I hope the next generation of children are smarter and more sensible than the world we live in today.  Merry Christmas.
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Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Oscar Garay 12/24/12 12:54 PM
I think it is a smart decision of Google. They can recycle the doodle and the "Happy Holidays" text for the next Oktoberfest or Rio Carnival ;-)
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? LetsAllCalmDown 12/24/12 12:54 PM
For all everyone knows it will say Merry Christmas tomorrow on the actual day of Christmas. Dec 23rd and 24th are not Christmas, so it would be kind of weird if it said "Merry Christmas" on those days anyway, wouldn't it? It doesn't say Happy Thanksgiving for days before that holiday. 
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Joannah R. 12/24/12 1:48 PM
Hello everybody, 
Here in France, we are in a laik country, though we celebrate christians events. 
As an atheist I understand why Google said "Happy holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas": it was to keep out of the religious aspect of this event. If it had been "Happy Christmas", many people wouldn't have been included in the message, I think about the muslims, buddists, atheists and so on... In my opinion, complaining on this is kind of stupid (sorry) because Google admins have just tried to wish happy holidays to everybody instead of just to a group of people. Even though it was published on Christmas eve, it was made to be nice to everybody, so I don't think there actually is a point in complaining here.
Happy Christmas everyone, and I have to add that nowadays, most people celebrate christmas  because the kids are always talking about Santa Claus and presents: It's just a way of pleasing the kids. 
Bye!
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Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Derpqueen 12/24/12 2:09 PM
Love that Christian love right there. Protip, buddy Jim, Christ was born in the middle of Summer. December 25th was chosen by the Christians because it already fell on the Yule and it was easier for them to place the window trappings of that existing holiday around their propaganda to sell it to the Pagans.

Blaming the Muslims and the Jews... Jesus was an Arab Jew. Are all Christians truly this ignorant of their own faith? Or are you just especially ignorant AND a racist?
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Dixie Flyer 12/24/12 2:37 PM
Amazing isn't it. It's okay for everyone to disrespect Jesus but nobody else. This is political correctness at it's worst.
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Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Catherine Diggins 12/24/12 2:57 PM
Google doodles ALWAYS make me smile, including this one!  Keep it up, Google.  :)  And happy holidays to everyone!


Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Alexandra Dub 12/24/12 3:05 PM
Just say merry christmas google wth is wrong with you guys trolling !! Just face the fact and say merry christmas eve santa claus says it!!
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Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Flu8 12/24/12 3:59 PM
Merry Christmas Catherine. Jesus Christ was born and died for you too! As a Christian, I have an allergic reaction to "Happy Holidays"; it is an insult to my faith and the nature of December 25 as celebrated by billions of Christians worldwide. Google's politically correctness is a testament to the weak double standards of secularism who wish to remove God from everything imaginable, while forcing Christians to celibate, not just tolerate, everything secularist or otherwise; we then wonder where He was when people go on shooting rampages in elementary schools... Look in the mirror. Blessings are all around us, we just seek to be gods ourselves in delusion and egoism.

"The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names."
"If names are not correct, language will not be in accordance with the truth of things." —K'ung Fu-Tzu (Confucius)

"Political correctness is tyranny with manners." —Charlton Heston
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? scott holmes 12/24/12 4:24 PM
Merry christmas america!!! You too google and Jessica S.
 
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? John Iervolino 12/24/12 5:15 PM
I must say, considering the fact the Christmas is a Federal Holiday in the United States of America, our national religion is Christianity and even non-Christians celebrate and acknowledge Christmas, IT BOTHERS ME TERRIBLY, that Google acknowledges things of much less significance!
 
Googles owners need to remember that it is the Christian value system that allows them to dream, concieve, create, prosper and be protected from many who would steal and destroy their empire in a moments notice.  They should give proper acknowledgement to the God of the Christian people whose name is Jesus Christ!
 
Merry Christmas!
 
P.S. Please do not respond with some "PC" line about how sorry someone at Google feels...just do the right thing.
 
P.S.S. One of my closest friends is a practicing Buddist and he celebrates Christmas and Christian America all the time, with sincere love and gratitude in Word & Deed!
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Matt Storms 12/24/12 5:25 PM
Instead of worrying about a doodle, how about we worry about friends, loved ones, sailors & soliders and we just be grateful for that. A picture is not worth it. No other company changes their logo, I won't. 
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Martin 12/24/12 6:19 PM
I find it appallingly backward that Google, arguably the world's largest source of information, has never heard of Jesus Christ. There are Doodles for obscure, irrelevant and even infamous individuals - but not for Jesus, the Son of the Most High God; easily the most important Person who ever set foot on this planet. This is but a stark testament of the evil times we live in which were prophesied by Jesus 2000 years ago...
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Graeme O'Brien 12/24/12 6:47 PM
It drives me insane that Google can't properly recognize the Christmas holiday. a simple Merry Christmas would suffice.  Atheists don't care if it is called Christmas, The Jewish don't care, the Muslims call it Christmas to (in English) because it still recognizes the birth of Jesus to them. I really wish I had a better way of advertising my business than Google, because then my money leaving might be heard a little clearer than this forum post. 

On a side not

"about 2000 years ago, when somebody was born who said it was a good idea to be nice to each other. They killed him"  did anyone else catch the Hitch Hikers Guide To The Galaxy Reference? 
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Kirti Pagariya 12/24/12 7:24 PM
last year's doodle was awsmm...  :(
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Casey Bergeron 12/24/12 8:41 PM
Whats sad is how Google takes the time to create the doodle, and all people do is complain.  Maybe you should just not do doodles at all.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Tony Davison 12/24/12 9:19 PM
Actually - no - I wouldn't be the last bit upset if they had a 'best of Ramadan' message or whatever up at the appropriate time. Religious or not, it IS Christmas and should be noted as such, This 'Happy Holidays' stuff is pure PC nonsense, and I am an atheist.
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Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Tracy and Chris Aitken 12/24/12 10:41 PM
 Have we become that depraved, cowardly & amoral as to not acknowledge Christmas on Christmas day ?
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Tom Z 12/24/12 10:45 PM
It would be nice if they gave us a choice.  Some could have a Happy Holiday for their home page, while others could pick Merry Christmas.  Pretty sad when you can't say Merry Christmas on December 25th.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? (unknown) 12/25/12 1:26 AM
.....Who said you can't? It's a picture on the internet. It has zero affect on your life. I've never in my life actually met a person who had a problem with either of these phrases, only EXTREMELY hypersensitive people on the internet that freak over something completely and totally trivial as a google logo. Good lord this is pathetic.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? stlouisrocker65 12/25/12 2:08 AM
Did anyone notice any comment that was made that was FOR God most people put negative comments , well we know where you stand and when you die God will also fight argue and say I don't believe in God or some say I do believe and don't stand for him well to you I feel bad for you have no hope . This is a holiday that celebrates the birth of Christ , Yes it was WARPED by paganism , but I don't follow that and millions of others don't either. If I said on the 4th of July AW screw the flag and don't show it because it might offend some well it's a day to celebrate America and WHAT IF someone said Martin Luther king should not be talked about on Martin Luther king day OH MY GOD NO you liberals would keel over and choke I hope I have offended someone because I AM HIGHLEY OFFENDED don't like it well I care about as much as you do about offending us this nation was founded on Christian principles you don't have to worship God but if you don't like it keep your lies to yourself .
 
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? stlouisrocker65 12/25/12 2:13 AM
I'm leaving you google because you can recognize any ones Birthday but Jesus Birthday even an atheist can respect Christmas so if I hear any religious holiday on here that talk about the person and it offends but you can't post anything about Jesus well just might have to see you in court !!!
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Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Christmas2012 12/25/12 2:51 AM
I couldn't agree more. Merry Christmas to you!
Pegan or not, Dec 25th is the day many Christians celebrate the symbolic birth of Jesus Christ!
Thumb down as much as you like, but this is also about being PC.
In Canada where I am from - people acknowledge all the other holy days.
Why so resentful about Christmas day? Why can't we Christians have this one day where you can just say "Merry Christmas". I acknowledge Google is free for us to use - But How many people googled CHRISTMAS recipes and gift ideas and tree trimming tips and pictures? Though we do not pay for it? They make money from it!
The google icons make me smile normally - and I actually woke up a little bit early to look at the google image hoping it would be some kind of animations like they did for Halloween. OUCH!!  Not only was it NOT a Merry Christmas on December 25, 2012.

That was a deliberate choice made by Google...
Sad!
I don't care about your thumbs down - it doesn't reflect the amount of people (non-trollers or devils advocates) who choose not to respond. followed this thread until I could not take it any more... IF ANYTHING... be fair and faithful to the calendar, Christmas is one of the biggest days of the year, for Christians AND Corporate world alike - Acknowledge it!
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Christmas2012 12/25/12 2:55 AM
YES!!!
You are speaking the truth.... They disrespect Jesus all the time (cartoons, and literature).
We don't kill anyone for it either, because the peace on earth and good will towards others is not pagan... it's Christian!
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Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? WISH_YOU_A_MERRY_CHRISTMAS 12/25/12 3:13 AM
Never respect Christian after all!
Now you guys want to take Christmas from us ?

Please, consider about change the stupid words. There's no holiday named Holiday but a holiday named Christmas!

Even in China, we celebrate it! (I don't mean couples of stupid youths gather then get drunk but take Christmas seriously in our churches.)
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Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Joshua Darbee 12/25/12 3:35 AM
I don't necessarily find "Happy Holidays" as offensive as some people have stated, I do find it exceptionally disappointing. Google's Google Doodles celebrate all faiths, races, cultures and nationalities. Inventor who changed the world? Mathematician who postulated a ground breaking theorem? Freedom fighter who led your people to liberation? You're all celebrated, regardless of background, sometimes even commemorated FOR your background. But there is a sad lack of religious celebration, even though it's such an integral part of our planet's history and still greatly influences the world we live in. But it just seems moronic to skip Hanukkah completely but then put up a generic "Happy Holidays" (decked out in classic Christmas imagery) on Christmas Eve. It's sad and transparent and insensitive to everyone involved. Everyone got snubbed with that, even Christians. So why bother? Just say Merry Christmas. Google was willing to take a political stance against SOPA shutting down their service for a day, but they can't celebrate the religious faith of literally an entire THIRD of this planet? Heck, celebrating the faith based government of Israel's Independence Day is more polarizing and dangerous than recognizing Christmas, considering the war and terrorism that afflict that embattled area of the world, but they still had a doodle for Israel. I honestly just thought Google held itself to a higher standard and wanted to challenge the way the world thinks to be a better and smarter, more enlightened society, one doodle at a time. I guess now that you've got products to peddle in the way of phones and tablets and whatnot you want to be like every other politically correct spineless company that pretends to celebrate all faiths but only cares about the one. Bad form, Google.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? pjnats 12/25/12 4:15 AM
The one great thing about America is that we usually have options for everything.  I have used Google for many years, but there were options before Google, and there are options now.  Perhaps today would be a good time to explore those options, including Bing, which in fact does extend a Merry Christmas greeting to its users.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? thecountchocula 12/25/12 4:27 AM
Even the evil overlords at Microsoft have a Merry Christmas greeting on Bing!

... Google, we expected more from you!
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Elaine Third 12/25/12 4:51 AM
Well said Its always the ignorant minority That wont even recognise the best thing that ever happened to mankind! how ungrateful offensive and ignorant Man has become. Google should be ashamed. You ruined the Spirit of Christmas !!!!
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? travisslack 12/25/12 5:26 AM
I've come to determine the supposed relgious people here are not. They are extremists pushing their version of jihad on to everyone. Go be with your families and stop complaining about the stupidest thing. Thank god google.ca doesent back down to crazy religious fundamentalists.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Thomas Jay 12/25/12 5:39 AM
I can't believe on Christmas day, I can''t even get a "Merry Christmas" from the search engine I use all the time.  I do think it's time, especially now and this time of year that I swtich and recommend to others that they switch from using Goole.  Bing is a nice alternative.  It may not make a dent in Google's search numbers now, but overtime it just may. 
 
Shame on you Google.  Christmas is celebrated by a huge portion, a significant portion of the world and your users today.  Shame.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? madmadrasi 12/25/12 5:45 AM
They forgot Deepavali too, after doodling on it last year.  Anyway here is my Moodle on the subject.
Merry X'mas.

Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Soncal 12/25/12 6:00 AM
Are you serious when you talk about a websearching engine switch ? Just because they said "Happy Holidays" and not "Merry Christmas". And you recommend to use Bing which is not a good websearc engine. Google is just being politically correct because and is trying to avoid possible court sues.

For your information, in the United States there has been a tendency to replace the greeting Merry Christmas with Happy Holidays for a long time now. Groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union have initiated court cases to bar the display of images and other material referring to Christmas from public property, including schools. Such groups argue that government-funded displays of Christmas imagery and traditions violate the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, which prohibits the establishment by Congress of a national religion. 

And more generally, Christmas is a period festivity and holidays celebrated by everyone whatever the religion observed so as a company is better to say Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas because, with such a sentence you can enclose everybody.

In conclusion I understand your opinion and I agree that we should be able to say Merry CHristmas specially in the US which is a massive christian country. But for the sake to say it you can only blame american citizen always threatening companies with lawsuits.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Martin Carswell 12/25/12 6:30 AM
It is CHRISTMAS , so just say, "Merry Christmas" from now on Google ...it's that simple !!!  Stop all the political correctness  and do the right thing, especially since the country that GOOGLE was, " born in"  was founded on "Christmas" principles !!! 
 
 
Merry Christmas Google !!!
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? g ss 12/25/12 7:02 AM
Both Google Doodles for the U.S. and Australia intended for Christmas look fantastically disparate, forced in their efforts to genericize Christmas to suit universal tastes. Ridiculously unrelated to the images of Christmas Day. Since you can't please all of the people all of the time it makes better sense to celebrate Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Festivus, Day of The Magi, and so on as each culture enjoys traditionally. I prefer images that unequivocally conjure the Christmas tradition rather than vaguely refer to it by way of static images intended for general consumption. Ridiculous.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Michael Needham 12/25/12 7:06 AM
Doodlers, first of all let me say that I have enjoyed your work for years ... thank-you.
 
My opinion is that there is NO reason for not saying "Merry Christmas".  I think that
you are using "Happy Holidays" to appease the very small minority even when the
HUGE majority want to hear "Merry Christmas" today.  The other days that are special
in the other customs and religions should be specifically stated too ... I would love to
see their holidays recognized too.  
 
Please keep doing what you do so wonderfully ... Doodle on! 
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? T Theus 12/25/12 7:17 AM
Agree, the doodle is just awful. No thought was given into it. I see why they didn't want to say Christmas, but they should just put up a Christmas one. Whats the big deal?  That's like getting angry over the phrase Happy New Year. Either do it, or leave the Google Logo Regular.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Soncal 12/25/12 8:10 AM
Yes this is what I'm saying on one hand Google should say Merry Christmas but on the other hand they can't refuse to see as a company and all the juridical stuff that some religious people don't want so see this festive period associated anymore with the nativity. I agree with you but the US has been built on christian foundation but look what your acontry has also established : a procedural and lawsuits manner society. Google has the commitment to avoid this which is as you know : bad publicity.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Gandalf Parker 12/25/12 8:19 AM
My Personal Opinion:
As far as I know, the 25th specifically is Christmas. I have no problem with the doodle saying Merry Christmas and linking to appropriate answers.

But only IF everyone would be willing to ALSO have a doodle on the appropriate day for Hannuka, and Kwanza, and Solstice, and Festivus, and particularly for Yule which is mine. I do not take offense at being told Merry Christmas on Christmas. But I do take offense when people try to argue the point as if that is the ONLY celebration and "we all" need to comply. And particularly if they try to make it a geographical "truth" as if everyone in THIS country would say it that way.

I suspect, that most people would rather have Happy Holidays on a couple of days a year than to have a dozen or more stretched out over the entire month. So in general, I am happy with the way it is now.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Jay Morimoto 12/25/12 8:27 AM
It's simple folks. Bing has a Christmas doodle (well their version of a doodle) so use Bing. 
J
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Miss Lomilomi 12/25/12 8:35 AM
Thank you Google for all the delightful and informative doodles throughout the year.  Long ago I made Google.com my homepage so that I wouldn't miss out on commemorative doodles for events and people I didn't know about, for example Ada Lovelace's birthday.  Wonderful example of women working in science and math.  Nitwits who complain about artists should be ignored, as we ignore tantrums from 2-year-olds.  December 25 is not the birthday of Jesus of Nazarus.  The winter solstice brings long, dark nights that inspire people to "lighten up."  Light the yule log, string lights on your house, and for "Christ's sake,"  Christians should lighten up on the incessant bullying about "their" holiday.  It's a season for all of us--yes, even for me who's not a Christian, a Jew, or member of any other religion.  When our little planet faces the sun, it's my day.  When our little planet rotates away, it's my night.  Neither I nor any Google Doodler has to kowtow to a religious sect wanting to dominate the planet and everyone's customs.  Anyone offended by free expression can cry about it or go waste their time on Bing.  I think Google has proven the effectiveness of their product and business model.  Please keep the doodles coming and Happy Holiday to everyone.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Myles Moriarty 12/25/12 8:43 AM
I think that the complaints are comming from the same people that find something to complain about, because that is their purpose in life.  True Christians want all peoples to share in Christmas and the sentiment that it espouses.  A sentiment that should not be limited to one day, week, or month.  The complainers are troublemakers.
 
I was disappointed that when I licked on the Christmas Logo, it didn't 'take me into the scene'
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Samantha Conklin 12/25/12 8:44 AM
I like the holiday Google.  I would, however, like to see something to show the Festival of Lights (earlier in the year) - it doesn't conflict with any other days.  It would be nice.

Thank you!  Happy whateveryoucelebrate!
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? CYRICE GEIN 12/25/12 8:54 AM
I find it offensive that christians are rude and in tolerate of other religions and expect the season to reflect their religion but ignore the others. Especially when it was a pagan ritual in the first place that was stolen and changed. What's wrong with practicing your belief and showing love and compassion for everyone during the season by not excluding others that don't believe the same way you do and simply cover everyone's traditions by saying happy holidays? I get so sick of everything coming down to what they believe and their god. That's why religion is being taken out of so many things and becoming separate  because what was suppose to be a personal choice became an annoying platform to shove down other peoples throats at every opportunity. You've all but ruined Halloween because it goes against your beliefs, but expect others to keep the sanctity of this day and hold it in the highest regard. I love all living creatures and would prefer not to treat any of them on a lesser level then me because they chose to believe differently then me, and therefore I show them the same respect that I would want to be shown by saying happy holidays, or wishing them a blessed season. If you have nothing better to do then complain about how your god is not recognized the way you feel it should be, then I think you've missed the most important messages that are contained in the teachings in the first place.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Stacey Seuferer 12/25/12 8:55 AM
You did just fine. People need to calm down and not worry about petty things, maybe next year just post Merry whatever doesn't offend you.

I realize people want thier religion beliefs recognized, but why stop there why don't we just have a google logo that never cares LOL.  I know my comment will have many internet trolls foaming at the finger to reply with hate and what ever else they  can think of (who by the way are so called Christians)

I am grateful to be able to have the internet and to just be able to communicate with friends and family. Side note; not all my family celebrates the same holidays but they respect each other and don't complain about silly logo's .

It isn't like Google said happy porn day, ugh. I wish people would just chill.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? g ss 12/25/12 9:09 AM
Control your passions, Miss Lomilomi. No one here is a "nitwit", neither are you. But you're defense of not subscribing to any religious thought sounds just as righteous and limited as any soap box zealot you criticize. Yes. You are right. Google is a product capitalizing on free expression; as a product it must appeal to the largest consumership possible. Thus, marketing strategies require it to generalize Christmas for the sake of numbers. Without a doubt, you are impressed with "the effectiveness of their product and business model". As it should be, Google has captured your loyalty through deft marketing. Your sense "free expression" may not be your own as much as you believe. Merry Christmas.  
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Andrew Viveros 12/25/12 9:22 AM
Happy holidays this is a first world problem you guys are stupid
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Glen Hamilton 12/25/12 9:40 AM
Switching to Bing.  Tired of cowards being bulied by a very vocal and morally vacant minority.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Gandalf Parker 12/25/12 9:48 AM
I must have missed something. I didnt see in Lomilomi's post that she did not subscribe to any religious thought.
Did I miss something or did you mean someone else?
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? g ss 12/25/12 9:58 AM
Yes, Mr. Parker. Indeed you missed something. Here is a direct copy / paste of Miss Lomilomi's comment:

"It's a season for all of us--yes, even for me who's not a Christian, a Jew, or member of any other religion."

You may re-interpret this as best suits your point of view.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Dan Journey 12/25/12 10:03 AM
I understand the use of the phrase "happy holidays." You are trying to say Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Hanukkah and so forth.  But GET REAL!!  December 25th is CHRISTMAS.  Say Merry Christmas. I get so tired of Christians being the only people who have to be cautious about offending other peoples religious view points.  Hey Google...Christians don't care if you wish people happy Hanukka so what's the deal with your approach?
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Jewel Bregel 12/25/12 10:03 AM
Merry Christmas to Google! I too would like to see the correct reason for the season stated by saying Merry Christmas! Thank you for passing the word along to those who bring this great site to all of us and make are lives enriched the rest of the year.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Gregory Murphy 12/25/12 10:07 AM
A quick search through Google's Doodle page shows that Google has always labeled the Christmas Doodle with "Happy Holidays". 

In general, there is a marked absence of Doodles celebrating anything religious, with the exception of Saints days that have national importance (St. Andrews, St. Patrick, St. George). I see exactly one Easter doodle, from 2000. 

I don't think that Google's timidity and political correctness is different than that of any other major American corporation. Then again, most American corporations don't advertise themselves with such brash assertions as "don't be evil", so I guess we all expect Google to be a little bit more, well, daring.

Kudos to Bing for their boldness!

// Gregory
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Gandalf Parker 12/25/12 10:11 AM
Apologies. I did miss that part.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Tim Mullen 12/25/12 10:12 AM
What a huge mistake by GOOGLE. Insulting their own market. Google seems more than happy yo celebrate every holiday and non-holiday out there. What's wrong with Merry Christmas on Christmas? Same as happy Hanukkah or happy anything else. I am shocked and appalled by google's lack of respect for a well established and celebrated holiday. I was looking forward to opening Google this morning and seeing what the doodle was. Instead of spreading Christmas cheer now I am upset at yet another big corporations lack of anything close to humanity. Blaming it on the doodlers isn't acceptable either. This had to come from the top to be this bad.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? cgo951 12/25/12 10:26 AM



On Sunday, December 23, 2012 10:15:42 AM UTC-8, Jessica S. wrote:
Hi all,

Thanks for the feedback.  The Google Doodles are intended to make people smile and I'm sad to hear that this is severely upsetting the folks on this thread, even to the point of believing that this is "destroying the Christmas spirit."  We're happy to pass along the feedback to the Doodlers.

Best,
Jess 

There's another generic, and meaningless term: feedback. It declares instantly, "We are unmoved by your feelings, but wish to appear gracious allowing you to express them, in the hopes that you'll have let off sufficient steam in so doing, that our disdain for them won't be noticed."


 
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? DeeC Padalecki 12/25/12 10:27 AM
Why do other religious holidays get specific Google Doodles and greetings and Christmas, which is also celebrated by NON-Christians, doesn't?
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? cgo951 12/25/12 10:40 AM
Yeah. Just say Merry Christmas for chrissake. 
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? travisslack 12/25/12 10:44 AM
Cgo why dont you stop pushing your religion on to people. You're being an extremist. Not everyone is christian, deal with it.  
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Trisha Bullock 12/25/12 11:04 AM
This all started back when other "non-Christmas" holidays WEREN'T represented. Now that other holidays are being acknowledged, I would like the holiday I celebrate to be acknowledged as well.  I stood up for them, now I would be grateful if someone would stand up for me.  This isn't just a day, it's my religion.   If I were a minority, I can't help but think people would be jumping to defend my right to celebrate it. Today is Christmas. It doesn't matter if its roots are pagan or not. This is the established day for Christmas.  Keep the doodle, change the text. It matters. Thank you for listening.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Anne Nowlin 12/25/12 11:48 AM
Our family are Atheists, and we love Christmas! To us it is a tradition-filled social/cultural holiday celebrated on December 25.  I always use the greeting "Merry Christmas" instead of Happy Holidays.  Christmas does not belong to Christians, the difference is that Christian celebrate the ridiculous myth that a virgin gave birth to the son of a mythological god.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? CollinBliss 12/25/12 12:18 PM
Smile? Then what is the message in the December 24th Google Doodle when de-coded? 

Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? CollinBliss 12/25/12 12:19 PM
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Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? CollinBliss 12/25/12 12:20 PM
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? CollinBliss 12/25/12 12:20 PM
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? CollinBliss 12/25/12 12:21 PM
What is the message in the December 24th Google Doodle when de-coded? 

this is eveil stuff and more to it than just a doodle

Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? CollinBliss 12/25/12 12:23 PM
STOP push a religion?. One day you will beg God to be in you life and I believe with the chaos coming you will do that sooner than later. You have two choice. Hell is the default choice. Heaven is what you have to decide.

What is the message in the December 24th Google Doodle when de-coded? 

Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? CollinBliss 12/25/12 12:24 PM
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? CollinBliss 12/25/12 12:26 PM
You think the doodle is lovely? Explain what this message is please.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? mbgadgetgeek 12/25/12 12:59 PM
Just wanted to agree with someone about how google ignored "Christmas
" Thanks for posting your opinion and have a blessed Christmas!
Mb
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? alfred green 12/25/12 1:14 PM
It's well and good to be generic leading up to Christmas but The Christmas day doodle should be about Christmas.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? joggerbaby 12/25/12 1:33 PM
Thank you Frank! Well put, I am so relieved to read so many rational responses to what appears to be whiney, ridiculous rubbish. Thanks Google for your wonderful doodles! They have made me smile!
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Sandy 12/25/12 1:39 PM
Are you kidding me? A pagan holiday? I gather you are not Christian or you would not be so misinformed. What do you think happened on Christmas day??? A bullfight? 
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? pcole 12/25/12 2:47 PM
Jess, as much as you and Google try, you will NEVER destroy the "CHRISTmas spirit" because the SPIRIT is inside ALL believers!! We celebrate JESUS and his unconditional love and message of forgiveness and perfection year round!  I just came here to day, I too, am disappointed Google choose to dis JESUS and His birthday, which IS CHRISTmas.  Everyday is some holiday.  So, it is extremely rude and insulting to just say "happy holiday" like it is just another holiday like the remaining 264 days of the year.  It is NOT and we CHRISTians know that.  You can not ever ever ever ever ever take away Jesus and his love and perfection.  Bad try, tho.  I am just here to say that, and, well, so much for ANY google products.  Sure, I'll use your FREE search engine, but as far as buying any products, tablets, etc. NOPE!!!!  Not gonna happen. You dis JESUS....you get nothing from me.  Merry CHRISTmas!!!!!!
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? pcole 12/25/12 2:48 PM
*364 ;)
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? hesilly 12/25/12 2:59 PM
  The fact is:  today is Christmas Day and yesterday was Christams Eve.  Google Doodle is supposed to respect different religions & cultures just like any good companies do. The PR team has new strategies to learn.
 
 I am not religious, I do not celebrate Chritmas and most Holidays Google has Doodled.  but I found google doodle educational and fun. I was often amazed by the nice graphic designs it came up with.
 
 I do not care today's mouse-over message "happy holidays" (every day is a holiday to me) , neither the computer drawn graphic --its more suitable  for "International Children's Day" on June 1st.  so computerized and cartoonish.
 
 
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Danielle Love 12/25/12 3:29 PM
I love the doodles and I love this one too~ So happy to see art celebrated on Google.  Happy Holidays is a great way to communicate the celebration to all.  Merry Christmas, Happy First Day, or what ever you say in your celebration is personal.  Being secure in your  beliefs without impinging on others is a great way to keep religious freedom alive. For those of you who include forcing your beliefs on others in your doxology, it's time to rethink what relligious freedom is. Google, thank you for acknowledging the celebrations and Happy Holidays to all!
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? TheEgg 12/25/12 3:47 PM
"Happy Holidays" would be appropriate for any other day in December. But today is Christmas day. We are not celebrating ANY OTHER holiday but CHRISTMAS. Why does it say holiday and not Christmas?

I don't recall Happy Holiday from Google on Thanksgiving, or Independence day, or Halloween, or Labor day, or any other holiday. 

I know Google's developers are young contemporary skinny-jean-wearing atheist hipsters, but please be aware that you are in the minority. Keep that in mind for next years doodle. 


Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? loving jasey 12/25/12 4:19 PM
"PC Nazi"

Hitler was a christian. Merry holidays!
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? sazziee 12/25/12 5:59 PM
It has always been Merry Christmas ... if not then why do people have Christmas trees and not holiday trees. and why do people sing Christmas songs not holiday songs.. and why do people go Christmas chopping and not holiday shopping... BECAUSE IT IS CHRISTMAS!!!   I was offened to find that Google did not say Merry Christmas but can say everything else but not Merry Christmas... you folks at Google are not high anymore on my list. 
thanks Melody B
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? russwithgrace 12/25/12 6:29 PM
I to was disappointed with google's doodle  happy holidays.  It seems to me that Google has no problem celebrating other holidays or special occassions with specific doodles.  May I suggest that instead of happy holidays why not be specific with the holiday when it occurs.  That way if its Christmas , Hanikah, or Kwanza, or even Ramadan could have their day.   The doodles are a great way of reminding us about important societal, historical and cultural events.  Always learning something new and Google helps to make the learning fun - regards Russ
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Thoron 12/25/12 6:55 PM
Happy Holidays, Google, and our family hopes that everyone who celebrated the birth of Christ had a blessed religious holiday.

Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? john copen 12/25/12 7:00 PM
Da.... because it's the "holiday" season all December. Chanukah, Christmas, New Years. Get over yourselves. This is the holiday and too many people have serious things to be upset about.... global warming, hurricane Sandy, unemployment, fiscal cliffs, etc. It's a cute illustration. Give the Doodlers a break! PS... Merry Christmas. 
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Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? tragetica 12/25/12 8:37 PM
I find it interesting that you would so easily switch to Bing for such a minute detail as the mouse-over logo of a doodle..

You must not use many of Google's other features than searching like mail, shop, etc. if you would so easily switch to Bing on whim.

So then it leads me to notice that every internet browser I can think of has a dedicated search bar function next to or within(IE9) the address bar.

So if Christmas logos are really that important to you, utilize that function, and switch your home page to something like:
http://www.northpole.com/,
http://www.merry-christmas.com/,
or wait better yet; TECHDiGEST's Top 50 Christmas Websites,

so, please stop harassing people who work at Google that are just trying to do their jobs to take care of themselves and their loved ones and get over it.

On Sunday, December 23, 2012 11:56:41 PM UTC-5, Nowheh wrote:
I had to change my search engine to Bing (at least until after Christmas) so my kids don't get the stupid PC idea that saying "Merry Christmas" is somehow offensive or bad. Bing's animated page for Xmas actually looks great and acknowledges the word "Christmas", I suggest everyone here that agrees with the OP go there instead.
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Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? JudeRand Brisack 12/25/12 8:54 PM

 Perhaps the best way to handle this is to use Happy Hollidays when showing or talking about the part of the seasons from Halloween thru New Years, but be specific about the religious or non religious days that fall in that period.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? JudeRand Brisack 12/25/12 9:04 PM

 don't like the da part of this, but you've got good point.  maybe there's a way to include everyone specifically throughout the season.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? john copen 12/25/12 10:05 PM
Thanks. do not mesan to be condecending.

This is the holiday season. We could all benefit from the story of an amazing truce back in 1914 during one of the world's most horrific world wars. A moment when enemies embraced each other, arms and difference​s were laid down and peace, although brief, emerged victorious​. http://www.history.com/topics/christmas-truce-of-1914

 

As I grow I think deeply about my life. The victories, the defeats. I think about the people I have touched and those who have touched me.

 

The connections are all we really have. I wish everyone I know a greater connection with mankind. A more meaningful way we can all reach out and touch and help each other.

 

If you are receiving this than I wish you peace. Love, Happiness. For you and all you love. And importantly for the person standing to your right and left. Take a moment and turn your head. Look at them. See them and realize that like you they have people they love. They have their own victories and defeats. Families. Trials. They all have that in common with you.... they are your brothers and sisters.
 
Let's drop our religious differences as well. We are all humans on this lonely planet in the middle of a great cosmos. If the other beings land here... ever... than we will look back on this discussion as rather trivial.

 

Best wishes for a happy healthy New Year. May we all have more meaningful connections going forward.

 

John Copen

Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Martin 12/25/12 11:19 PM
  December 25, 2012 8:37:53 PM UTC-8, tragetica wrote:
I find it interesting that you would so easily switch to Bing for such a minute detail as the mouse-over logo of a doodle..
so, please stop harassing people who work at Google that are just trying to do their jobs to take care of themselves and their loved ones and get over it.


I guess you don't really understand what the fuss is all about. We're not fussing over a "minute detail", rather, it is a MONUMENTAL OVERSIGHT... no, not an oversight, rather a purposeful attack at the Christian faith, which by the way is directly responsible for the freedoms and privileges YOU enjoy unconsciously on a daily basis. Until you understand the sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross that fateful day, and of the continuing sacrifices of all of His followers, every day, which ensure YOUR freedom, health, enjoyment and security, then you remain in darkness, ignorance. Please make a point of researching the Bible in order to discover the fundamental meaning of life on Earth, so that you may truly appreciate the life and freedom that you have, and that you understand from where it originated.

Aside from that, the people at Google are employed specifically to respond to complaints, especially when such a tremendous social gaffe such as this one is perpetrated. We are not harassing them, IT'S THEIR JOB!

And no, we will NOT "get over it". We will continue to serve the Lord our God, and to honor and uphold the majesty and depth of His commitment to the unsaved, designed to reconcile the ungodly with God, the Creator of the Universe.

I hope this has helped you to understand what the fuss is about. We know whereof we speak, and we hope you discover it, too, so that you may come to know Who created you and gave you this blessed life. God bless!
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Joel Putra 12/26/12 2:29 AM
Yeeaaa.. Bing is the best choice.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? loving jasey 12/26/12 3:47 AM
I have a feeling if your god exists, he couldn't care less about a graphic on google. Get a grip.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Christopher Mote 12/26/12 8:24 AM
If 98% of Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, should we avoid "Happy Thanksgiving" greetings for the sake of the 2% who feel the holiday is a legitimization of the genocide of indigenous peoples? If 98% of Americans celebrate New Year's, should we avoid "Happy New Year" greetings for the sake of the 2% who don't adhere to what is historically a Christian calendar?

Also, you people who are thumb-up, thumb-downing all these comments are the real ones who need to "get a life" over the holidays...
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Martin 12/26/12 4:10 PM
loving jaseyLevel 1
Other recipients:
"I have a feeling if your god exists, he couldn't care less about a graphic on google. Get a grip."

This may be news to you, Jasey, but our God does exist. He not only exists, He is the Creator of all life - and that includes YOU! Isn't it about time you found out about the God of the Universe and the plans He has for your life?

We know Him and work with Him EVERY DAY, and He is awesome! We see His work manifesting through our lives and in the lives of others as miracles, on a daily basis. We HAVE a grip - what about you, Jasey? Are miracles manifesting through your life into the lives of others? Do you see the Hand of God creating miracles and wonders, healing the broken, guiding the lost and comforting the grief-stricken? Well, WE DO! Every day!

Maybe it's time for you to get a grip, Jasey. Call on God today and ask Him to grant you this new life, and to give you a plan for your life so that you may also see miracles. I'll pray for you. Good luck.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Martin 12/26/12 4:31 PM
On Monday, December 24, 2012 9:34:37 AM UTC-8, Frank Albenesius wrote:
Please bring back the doodle. What level-headed person gets on Google on Christmas and says "I should really spend the Christmas that I cherish so much sending a complaint to Google about the way it wishes me to have a good time".


Dear Frank:
You're one to talk! What level-headed person gets on Google on Christmas and complains that he wants his Doodle back?

It is a big deal, Frank, when a world-class search engine purposely refuses to acknowledge Christmas Day, there's definitely something hugely wrong. Anyone who doesn't see that has his head buried "somewhere"!
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Miss Lomilomi 12/27/12 8:10 AM
How funny, g ss.  English is my mother tongue and I consider myself fluent.  Still, when I'm unsure of usage or grammar, I consult a dictionary.  That helps me avoid a nitwit phrase like "you're defense"  instead of the correct "your" defense.  Perhaps your passion is hindering you.  But, Gandalf is correct.  I never said or implied that I don't have religious thoughts.  I simply do not describe myself as a Christian, a Jew, or a member of any other organized religion. That is not a defense or promotion of agnosticism or any other creed.

Also, my loyal use of Google is not because of their deft marketing;  although, I absolutely enjoy the tiny bit of art tossed our way through their Doodles.  I am loyal to Google because of their consistent delivery of products useful to me; much like my loyal purchase of Honda cars is not because of their "cool" commercials. Honda and Google consistently deliver quality products for my needs.  All Americans are clearly free choose other vendors for their needs, even if they choose based solely on advertising or marketing.

Now, more specific to this blog about the slur of Happy Holiday, I would like to remind you and all Christians who have adopted this "war on Christmas" crusade that the word "holiday" comes from the truncation over time of the words "Holy Day."   So, is it really the "Happy" part that has your shorts in a twist, or is it simply that you are not happy unless non-Christians are bullied into saying Merry Christmas to you on December 25? 
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Gregory Cerafice 12/27/12 9:54 AM
What is funny is that Happy Holidays is actually a form of Happy "Holy" days. What Holy day are the people who use this term during this time of year referring too? Well it is Christmas of course. Christmas is the Holy day or "Christ-Mass". 

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! 

Lets start saying it like it is...
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Martin 12/28/12 12:04 AM
Miss Lomilomi
"Now, more specific to this blog about the slur of Happy Holiday, I would like to remind you and all Christians who have adopted this "war on Christmas" crusade that the word "holiday" comes from the truncation over time of the words "Holy Day."   So, is it really the "Happy" part that has your shorts in a twist, or is it simply that you are not happy unless non-Christians are bullied into saying Merry Christmas to you on December 25?"


Dear Miss Lomilomi:

It would appear that you and many others aren't quite getting the point of why the omission of Christmas Day on Google's search page Dec. 25th is such an appalling and tragic mistake. Let me explain:

Google has a history of making Doodles for just about every celebration imaginable. They are also considered one of the, if not THE, largest search engine in the world. Now, imagine if they failed to celebrate Remembrance Day on Nov. 11th and put up a Doodle commemorating a move star instead. Wouldn't you think BILLIONS of people would gasp in horror that such a large, public company failed to honor the heroes who gave their lives in battle to purchase our freedom?

Well, many, many years ago, there was a man who was appointed by God Himself, to suffer and die for the sins of a wicked race of beings called Man. He was a completely sinless and blameless individual who lived a remarkable life and healed many who were sick, and even raised the dead. He Himself rose from the dead then imparted His Spirit to mankind so that any who called on His name could be saved.

To this day, many souls have been saved from destruction because of this man's sacrifice. Many of us who are complaining on this forum have encountered this man. And we know that there has never been, nor will there ever again be, anyone such as this man.

Now, whether Dec. 25th is His true birthday or not, is immaterial. The fact is, it has become traditional for humanity to celebrate this wonderful individual's birth on that date, so we continue in that tradition.

And so, for Google to purposely omit any honorable mention of Jesus and instead throw up a cartoon of some toys..... is abysmally devoid of any kind of sense. This is what we find so appalling.

We're not trying to shove any religion "down anyone's throat"... just simply give honor to the world's finest inhabitant. Actually, I'm not even religious. Rather, I am "spiritual". And I have met Jesus and experienced His majesty.

If you are not yet acquainted with this man Jesus, may I suggest you seek Him out? I assure you, if you were to encounter His magnificent presence, you would be blown away. And then, you would understand why, after Google omitted His "birthday" from their calendar, we are completely blown away.

Best of luck to you in the New Year, Miss Lomilomi.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Miss Lomilomi 12/28/12 7:40 AM
Appalling and tragic?  Seriously?  The Spanish inquisition in the name of Jesus was appalling.  The extermination of indigenous "godless" people on this continent using the application of self-righteous "Manifest Destiny" was tragic.  Accepting that things won't always go your way is part of growing up.  So, you didn't get the "present" of seeing your sacred phrase in a Dec. 25 Google Doodle.  What do they owe you?  Checkout the numbers on this blog.  There are very, very few people who are out of sorts over this little drawing.  I joined in because I have a little time on my hands and enjoy idle play, as a cat enjoys swatting at a ball.

You can preach all you want about what you believe.  Even George W. Bush said he talked with god before he invaded Iraq, caused tremendous loss of life, destabilized the region, empowered Iran, and pushed our country into massive debt.  (Oh yeah he forgot to talk with an economist about the ramifications of unfunded wars.)

Because you view your deity as the only true god who must be accepted by all, you are as extreme as the Islamists who murder people for sketching a picture of Allah.  In this country, you are free to practice your belief set.  Google is free to Doodle with absolutely no regard to your belief set. 

God is Love.  From Love comes acceptance of others and peace.

Wishing peace and prosperity to you and yours this new year.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? CollinBliss 12/28/12 10:32 AM

 

 You believe what you will believe, ask yourself where you learned everything and got your worldview. Always question everything. As the bible says there is a heaven and a hell. And the devil himself was cast down to the earth and 1 third of the angels. So they rule the world and bring destruction, war, and chaos, the devil is here to kill and destroy  It is not Gods will to kills as you say in the Spanish inquisition or Holocaust. The devil does those works. God I suppose can choose to not protect his people and also test his people as he did in Exodus for 40 years. He also allowed the earth to be flooded to destroy the wicked from corrupting the seed that would lead to Jesus Christ. He has a purpose, we happen to be bodies with spirits and are here caught in a battle between God and the devil.

I would not take the chance, those knowing God receive His protection. And not making a decision for God is by default choosing to side with the devil. I'd rather not take the chance and it is my belief in God. I see it, I see the evil  I see the good of God, and when you are not blind anymore for seeking God, you will see the world for what it is and how the devil has mislead the whole world, TV, WAR, Famines, and the power corruption in this world.

As a Christian we are here to save and share the gospel and your soul. It is real, it is truth and God built it into us, To understand that there is something else and more to life. I was a cold hearted sinner and never believed, yet here I am now a few years later with eyes wide opened. And in the last days more will come to him in the awakening. I'd not fight it or argue. the end result is already known. Its up to you to decide which side to be on , the winning side or the losing side, so that you may have eternal life.


Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Martin 12/28/12 11:18 PM
My Dear Miss Lomilomi:

How very nice to hear from you again!

Evidenced by the palpable rage and bitterness in your last post. I can only surmise that you must have had religion forced upon you in your youth. If that is the case, I'm very sorry. I don't at all advocate this kind of instruction.

It's a bit difficult for me to sympathize as I was very adamant, at five years old, in rejecting my parent's attempts to bring me up religiously. I needed to find things out for myself and I did so later in life, on my own terms.

You challenged me by saying: " ask yourself where you...got your worldview...Question everything". Dear girl, that is precisely how I found God - by questioning everything!!! I started from scratch and worked my way up.

Don't think for one second that I just took someone else's word for it, although I was open-minded enough to listen. I went straight to God and asked Him if he was for real! And He answered me. The rest is history...

I wholeheartedly agree with the sentiment of CollinBliss regarding where we're at in human history. This is the Big Deal happening right before us - Satan is going for the gusto, while God and His angels are doing their best to save as many as possible before destruction.

I know this, NOT because I read it somewhere, but because God Himself revealed it to me, as He has with CollinBliss.

Miss Lomilomi, if you think this is about a "cat swatting at a ball"... I'd think again, if I were you. The Devil wants you to think this is "idle play", in order to distract you from the REAL agenda. I hope you wake up and see this before it's too late, 'cause this ain't no joke. I'm watching people to the left and right of me, dropping like flies... losing their marbles... losing their grip. The ONLY real solution I can see is to "follow the Lord".... 'cause He's the only sane one left!

Well, God bless you, Miss Lomilomi. I wish you the best in the New Year and.... in the afterlife as well, if you know what I mean...

Cheers
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Martin 12/29/12 12:27 AM
My apologies: that "question everything" quote belonged to CollinBliss, not Miss Lomilomi.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Martin 12/29/12 12:44 AM
PS - thoroughly enjoying my new Bing home page, with beautiful pictures of snowy woods and beach sunsets...
...and NO Doodles!
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Francis B. 12/29/12 11:58 AM
I'm slightly sorry to see that the more abusive Christmas eve posts in this thread have been deleted, although I can understand why they were.  I wanted to reread the one that just dripped with contempt for anyone who thought that observance of Christmas as a religious holiday went "as far back as the 1700's".  It was unintentionally very funny, in a through the looking glass sort of way, and strongly endorsed with thumbs-up from the like-minded google groupies posting that day, iirc.  It was useful documentation of how some people think, I thought.

Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? loving jasey 1/1/13 4:32 AM
No1curr, sorry. You lost.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Liz Sokoloski 1/1/13 6:34 PM
Wow, I cannot believe all this discussion over a doodle.
Get a grip people. Since when is "Happy Holidays" offensive.
It reminds me of the time I put up a peace sign flag in my window and people called me UN-American and threw rocks through my window...twice.
Look at what is going on around the word and stop and think !!

Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Martin 1/1/13 7:47 PM
We did "look around the world and stop and think". We've been doing that for a long time. That's why we wrote in to complain about the omission of Christmas. Read the replies, you'll get it....... (I hope).
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Miss Lomilomi 1/1/13 9:08 PM
Yeah, Liz.  It's pretty funny, actually.  For example, Mr. Martin (or, as I like to think of him, Mr. Appalling and Tragic) was so exorcised he says he switched to Bing, and is "thoroughly enjoying [his] new Bing home page."  Yet, he stays connected with Google for this discussion.  He probably also stays connected with Google for gmail and useful results when he wants an effective web search engine.  (Of course, after he's finished perusing the "beautiful pictures of snowy woods and beach sunsets...
...and NO Doodles!"  on his Bing homepage. 

Sorry to hear about the attack on your home because of your 1st Amendment right to express hope for peace. It is really sad to see or hear how violent some people can become just because they are afraid, uninformed, or just plain ignorant.  It is one reason I support a ban on assault rifles and mega-clips.

"Imagine all the people living life in peace.  You may say that I'm a dreamer; but, I'm not the only one."

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Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Jessica S. 1/1/13 10:05 PM
Hi everyone,

This is a friendly reminder that personally attacking other members of the forum isn't acceptable.  Even if you have differing opinions and beliefs, please be respectful.  If this persists, the thread will be locked.

Thanks,
Jess
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Sandy 1/2/13 4:47 AM
Martin: I have loved reading your responses. The secular world just does not get the fact that Christmas is a holy day to celebrate Christ's birthday. And since He is the Son of God, seems to me people should show a bit more respect, and not fret about it. 
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Martin 1/3/13 1:54 AM
 Dear Sandy:

Thank you so much for your kind comment; I'm touched.

I know what you mean; so many people are so jaded these days. I would be, too if the Lord hadn't redeemed my life. But it isn't only the secular world it seems, because lots of atheists/agnostics on here even agreed with us that Christmas should be celebrated on Google's home page. It's just certain individuals who can't stand to hear the Lord being glorified. No matter, remember Saul of Tarsus' conversion?

Anyhow, this may be my last post. It seems someone's "loving, peaceful" comments are about to get us shut down (if that's what Hawaiian massage is like, I'll pass). I'm so glad to have heard at least one intelligent, thoughtful reply to my posts. I was only just standing up for the truth, but it's nice to be appreciated. God bless, and all the best to you in the New Year. Same goes for all the rest of you!

And as a parting shot: Thank you, Jesus for your love. Please come back soon - we need your help and guidance!
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? loving jasey 1/3/13 7:02 PM
*Crickets*
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Elaine Third 1/4/13 1:55 PM
ANYWAY MOST OF THE ANTICHRISTS WILL BE LINING UP TO GET INTO HELL!!!!!
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? TheEgg 1/4/13 6:37 PM
Wait wait wait.

This wasn't just a week long general happy holiday doodle. It was 2 doodles specifically for Dec 24/25. So Google obviously acknowledges that there is something significant about that day.

I don't understand why..WHY, it would say "Happy Holidays" on THAT day when its obviously Christmas. Duh. WHY would you call a holiday that are acknowledging anything other than what it is? Did Google FORGET what the name of the holiday was ???

Why did you even make a doodle at all ??????


Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? Sandy 1/4/13 6:56 PM
Well said, Egg. It is not just any old holiday after all. It is Christmas, or in other words, Christ's Mass, or birthday. It is not the Fourth of July or Veteran's Day. It is Christ's birthday. So Google guys, get a clue.
Re: Why does Google's Christmas 2012 doodle say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas"? caver_tim 1/7/13 5:28 AM
Isn't the "point" of Doodles to promote "fun things and little known" like the 150 anniversary of the light bulb or 50 years of the transistor.
I think most people know about Christmas.

Do you complain to websites offering "joke of the day" that they don't honour Chistmas / easter / 2 kings day etc??
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