There was a small group of older women in the UK village I moved from that were the mainstay of the little church there and central to everything that went on, it should sound homely and comforting yet they were also the source of all the bad gossip, petty complaints, ill will and spitefulness that gives that sort of Christian a bad name and sets a bad example.
Surely if someone says Happy Holiday they are at least being pleasant and wishing you well? I have no problem with it. Its the thought behind it that counts.
Whatever happened to the love thy neighbor and tolerance that Christ tried to teach?