The Running Realtor: Merry Christmas - Ho Ho Ho.

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Merry Christmas - Ho Ho Ho.

Thanksgiving is a week away and traditionally marks the start of another season of holiday non-sense.  The holidays were once a festive time to enjoy gatherings with friends and family but as the years pass they become more commercialized and more annoying.  Tis the season to walk on eggshells so as not do offend some overly sensitive fool. 

For those that are not up to date this is the year of the offensive HO.  Maybe you remember the backlash Don Imus received when he poked a joke at the wrong batch of girls... well... He's Back

Today I noticed Santa needs to beware.... people may get upset if they hear a Ho-Ho-Ho

Yes.. The politically correct world is laughable and I still tend to ignore the rules of the masses.  As people frantically run around the shopping malls swiping little plastic cards to further their financial demise they might get offended by some quy stuffing cash into the little black kettle and saying Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays - Can anyone justify calling Christmas offensive?

Comment balloon 26 commentsNo Longer Active • November 15 2007 09:27AM

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Are you kidding me?!!! What are we going to be left with? What happened to the freedom of speech and all that crap all these same people always turn to!!! I am so mad right now that I don't think I should comment and not because it is about Christmas, it is about everything.

Posted by Mana Tulberg, Real Estate Agent - Camarillo CA (805 County Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

Say it loud and clear my friend!!! I can't stand the holidays anymore for all the implied reasons, and in my opinion, we could bring back the joy with a few offensive "HO's" joining the party!!! [a vision of them in their little fluffy Santa hats....;o)]

With that in mind, where's my Lisa??? 

Posted by Jennifer Monroe, Real Estate REALTOR®/Broker in Beautiful Charlotte (Savvy + Company Real Estate) almost 11 years ago
OH Jennifer you Nasty!!! LOL
Posted by Mana Tulberg, Real Estate Agent - Camarillo CA (805 County Real Estate) almost 11 years ago
"ha ha ha" ... I posted a blog on this topic today too! How ridiculous!!
Posted by Nancy Morrish, Stage Tucson! (Stage Tucson! Professional Home Staging) almost 11 years ago

Sorry Mana darling.... Time to cover your innocent little eyes now.....


Posted by Jennifer Monroe, Real Estate REALTOR®/Broker in Beautiful Charlotte (Savvy + Company Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

Dan,

The last time I even mentioned Ho's I heard about it from Sandra :0) I am the innocent one for now.

Tom Weiss

Posted by Thomas Weiss (Thomas R. Weiss) almost 11 years ago
Dan - I have been sick and friggin' tired of hearing "Happy Holidays" in December of every year.  We celebrate CHRISTMAS in our house, so I say "Merry Christmas".  The same goes for our marketing materials.  Happy Holidays is a wuss phrase in my humble opinion.  Too vague, too commercialized, and (dare I say it) too politically correct.  MERRY CHRISTMAS, Dan!
Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) almost 11 years ago

MERRY FREAKING CHRISTMAS!!!!

By the way, Jennifer, who's that:-)

Posted by Jason Sardi, Your Agent for Life (Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina) almost 11 years ago
She's lunch sweetie.
Posted by Jennifer Monroe, Real Estate REALTOR®/Broker in Beautiful Charlotte (Savvy + Company Real Estate) almost 11 years ago
Wow Dan - you seem to have started a little something here.... Ho Ho Ho... and Merry Christmas
Posted by Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon (Fred Real Estate Group) almost 11 years ago

Mana.... Settle down little lady.... We still have the freedom to reject the brainwashing.

Jennifer... It would liven up the office Christmas Lunch if we had a nice selection of desserts.

Nancy...Deck the halls...  Fa la la la la...... Do they still say GAY apparel?    LOL

Cupcake... You look different in every picture I see..

Tom... You must not have used the word in a happy context.

Jason... I did notice a reversal start last year with more people going back to Merry Christmas.

Sardiman...  Just like you... Always freaking those ho's....

Jennifer... You still need a bit of nutrition before the junk food...

Thesa...  Guess Suzanne will really be calling me a comment whore now... LOL

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) almost 11 years ago
How come DAN is not commenting? I think he swallowed Jennifer's Santa in whole!!!! HO HO HO Marry Christmas Dan.
Posted by Mana Tulberg, Real Estate Agent - Camarillo CA (805 County Real Estate) almost 11 years ago
Mana... Looks like you were slipping in on top of while I was commenting but you landed under me.. but on top again.  :-)
Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) almost 11 years ago
I swear! With all this slipping going on.....
Posted by Jennifer Monroe, Real Estate REALTOR®/Broker in Beautiful Charlotte (Savvy + Company Real Estate) almost 11 years ago
Yes... Slippery and extremely wet!  Waterfalls must be flowing...
Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

Guess I'm late to the party.....It will always be "Merry Christmas!" , for it is Christmas, for Heaven's Sake...Any one who doesn't like it can go kiss my ass butt.

Tom - Too funny!

 

Posted by Sandra Cummings, Real Estate Agent, Guilford Connecticut (William Raveis Real Estate) almost 11 years ago
Dan, my wife read an article that stated that Lowel's is not calling their Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees, at Lowel's they are Holiday Trees, and Santa is not going to Ho HO, he is going to HA HA.  OK time for me to shop somewhere else.
Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) almost 11 years ago

Sandra-

;-) How's that?

Got Ho's?

Posted by Thomas Weiss (Thomas R. Weiss) almost 11 years ago
Tom - ROFLMAO - where do you find this stuff?
Posted by Sandra Cummings, Real Estate Agent, Guilford Connecticut (William Raveis Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

Did someone mention my name....

Its a little too soon for all this Merry Christmas & ho ho ho stuff....:)

Posted by Suzanne Sands, Somerset MA Real Estate (Pavao Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

We are both so on the same page about this subject it isn't even funny!

Maybe that is why I like you and Miss Sandra so much :) 

Posted by Renée Donohue, Las Vegas Real Estate Broker - www.urLVhome.com (Savvy Home Strategies Realty, LLC-REALTOR®-Estate-Probate) almost 11 years ago

Suzanne... You're a little slow these days... Better pick up the pace Christmas is getting close.

Bright... Yes... This is a great place to have a little fun all day long.

Renee...  Nice to see my long lost party girl getting away from localism for a few minutes... Almost like the ol'days..  :-)

 

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

Dan,

I prefer to wait until the last minute....kids are getting older it doesn't ltake long to pick up money from the bank! ;)

Posted by Suzanne Sands, Somerset MA Real Estate (Pavao Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

Dan - the most offensive thing about Christms is the credit card bill arriving in January and getting  job as a HO HO HO to pay for all the goodies since the housing market is down!  LOL

LOVE THE POST!!  You have such a way with contraversial words! 

PS...That's why we use the DEBIT now! 

Posted by Susie Roscoe, Real Estate Specialist | Brandon, FL (Signature Realty Associates) almost 11 years ago
Dan, I like all your responses! Ho. Merry Feakin' Christmas. My father use to get REALLY MAD when I accidentally learned to sign a card Merry Xmas. Whoa. I left Christ out of the holidayl I learned quickly. I loved my dad. Deb. Thanks for the excellent post.
Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 10 years ago
I read an article that in Australia the store Santas aren't allowed to say "ho ho ho" anymore,,,they think it's offensive to women!  I can't see any woman in Australia complaining about it...because wouldn't that be admitting that they are a Ho? Hmmm... 
Posted by Barbara Hershey, Realtor, Maine Real Estate over 10 years ago

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