Poll: Most Don't Care if People Say 'Merry Christmas' or 'Happy Holidays' (Audio)

| by Michael Allen

Texas State Rep. Pat Fallon recently went on a rant about the supposed "War on Christmas" and bragged about how he and his wife have created some religious "Merry Christmas" T-shirts for school kids to wear.

According to, Fallon told the "Wallbuilders Live" radio show today (audio below) that the T-shirts read "Merry Christmas" on the front and "Jesus is the reason for the season" on the back, and people better like it.

"And I tell you right now," said the angry Christian lawmaker, "They'd better not send any of those children home, or there's going to be some issues."

However, most Americans do not agree with Fallon, in fact, most people could care less.

A poll by the Pew Research Center last December asked Americans whether they prefer businesses to greet them with “Merry Christmas,” or “less religious terms such as ‘Happy Holidays’ and ‘Season’s Greetings.’”

57 percent picked “Merry Christmas," 27 percent said less religious terms and 15 percent said they didn't care.

But when “It doesn’t matter” became an option in a second poll, it got 46 percent, while 42 percent voted for “Merry Christmas" and 12 percent liked less religious terms.

Sources: Pew Research Center and