Posted on Dec 22, 2013
SGM Matthew Quick
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Personally and professionally...how do you address the holiday season?

I.e., Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, etc...

Discussion point:  If you personally say 'Merry Christmas', do you 'professionally' say 'Happy Holidays' within groups (or vice versa)?
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Just as you said with family and close friends I'll say Merry Christmas ....while in uniform around people I don't know, I'll just say happy holidays. Not knowing what someone celebrates I don't want to insult anyone.
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Merry Christmas... if I don't know them I'll act like the Grinch.
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PO1 Disaster Survivor Assistance Specialist
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If in a family scenario...the usual holiday pablum. If in a professional setting I grunt something unintelligible and move on. I do not participate in any exchanges of gifts - even when command directed - and I do not go to any parties - especially those "command appearances". Even as a mere E-3 I challenged the command to punish me - they backed down on each occurance.

I tend to go to the watch standers positions on the day of the holiday and relieve the youngest, married servicemember and stand their watch.

'Nuff said.
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