Yes, I also thought the English said Happy Christmas, but then perhaps I am stuck in Dickens. Don't y'all wear top hats and corsets too? (don't get me wrong, i love the English, see Anglophile thread)
I think it is weird to learn the British say Merry Xmas to all, when I know there are lots of Indians, Indonesians, and Africans (and their descendants) there, and somehow I doubt they've all converted?!
(I use x for christ, as it is much easier to type, and is greek for the letter chi)
I think cultural sensitivity is a better word, that may cause those who are prone to it, to have less distortion of vision when they roll their eyes, than political correctness. Perhaps?
I quit sending "xmas" cards years ago. Even when I did, I would buy one pack of Happy Holidays cards for my Jewish friends. Never would I send them a xmas card, yet I wanted to send a holiday greeting, of course.
Never would I walk up to any person on the street, stranger, friend, Jew, Hindu, or Bahai and say, "good Yule" to them. This does seem, to me, to indicate they SHOULD be celebrating my holiday, which message I would never try to give.
If certain of you xians wish to hear the saying merry Christmas more often, well, go to church. you can say it to your fellow xians all you want. Don't just go to xmas eve mass, go this weekend. Join the choir, bible study, the flower commitee, just surround yourself with bona fide xians and wish away! Nobody's stopping you.
Happy Holidays from an annoying minority.