Link Even though this is general USA chat, I thought this story was relevant to the Happy Holidays vs Merry Christmas post. So, what do you think of this? Does this come close to the government legislating what religions are okay and which ones aren't? If it is my choice, why should I be discouraged from having a "Happy Hannuka" sign in my Jewish store? The two sentences that struck me were: The town of Oxford is making sure no other word but "Christmas" is used to describe the holiday season within town limits. and I think we live in a free county Doesn't it seem odd to anyone that they are restricting the words that can be used to describe December because they believe that we live in a free country? Since when does restricting what you can say suggest that you live in a free country? In the end, I think it would be best for the majority to choose to call the entire month of December the Christmas Season while allowing the minority to call it whatever they want, rather than having it legislated that everyone must use one term.