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humanly possible— throw out the blanket, Merry Christmas ya filthy animal shirt, sweater“Happy Holidays” because it’s quick and unoffensive except to those who are desperately looking for something to be offended about. “Yeah, sure. You’re suffering. You poor special snowflake who gets hurt by two kind words that don’t match the precise harmonic resonance of the ones you expect. Happy New Year” (thus incorporating two greetings) was in an informal letter written by an English admiral in 1699. The same phrase is contained in the 16th-century secular English carol “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” and the first commercial Christmas card, produced in England in 1843.