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It's that time of year again. Once again the debate over which mid-winter seasonal greeting (how's that for PC?) should be used is heating up.

While some stores, such as Wal-Mart, have gone back to using "Merry Christmas," many others still use the phrase "Happy Holidays."

It's a debate that has gone on for years with those for "Merry Christmas" saying we need to keep Christ in Christmas and remember the reason for the season (as well as many people are tired of the rampant political correctness in our society). Those against like the more "Happy Holiday" generic term because not everyone celebrates Christmas and it includes other winter celebrations such as Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.

I'm working on a pro/con story about this topic and I want to know what you think. Give me a call at 361-580-6514 or email me at