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77% prefer Merry Christmas

December 25, 2008

Christian Newswire/ — A Fox News poll reveals most Americans say “Merry Christmas.” The poll taken December 9-10 shows 77% of Americans prefer “Merry Christmas” as opposed to saying something with less meaning.   The poll found that larger numbers of Republicans (87%) say “Merry Christmas”, but Christmas numbers were lower with Democrats at 72%.

“I feel better when someone greets me in a store with ‘Merry Christmas’ because Christmas is about the birth of our Savior Jesus”, says Steve Krotoski who leads Pray Daily America, a ministry that prays for America daily at

Steve adds, “Without Jesus, people have no hope and are dead in sin. Jesus is God’s only Begotten Son who laid down His life for us, so that if we believe on Jesus we are forgiven for our sin and accepted before God. The true meaning of Christmas is important.”

Many have stopped doing business with companies who are “scrooge-like” and only want to make money on Christmas but don’t acknowledge Jesus Christ. Unfortunately, these companies are likely to offend the large majority of Americans as 85% of Americans say they are Christians. After all, what day does America and the world open presents on? Christmas!

America’s Christian founding shows American government supports public display of faith in Jesus Christ. For example, Delaware’s Constitution of 1776 required government officials to declare: “I do profess faith in God the Father, and in Jesus Christ His only Son, and in the Holy Ghost, one God, blessed for evermore; and I do acknowledge the holy scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be given by divine inspiration.”

Also, President Ulysses Grant made Christmas a Federal holiday in 1870. And, America celebrates with a national Christmas tree.

It is time to make a resolution to boldly say “Merry Christmas” and see how many people smile back with the same reply. And because of Jesus’ sacrifice for our sins, we always have hope, love and life. Merry Christmas!

About Steve Krotoski — Steve Krotoski is prayer host of, a Christian ministry connecting Christians in prayer for America. Pray Daily America features a daily prayer email, internet prayer videos and a prayerbook, as well as brings Christ to media. Steve is author of The Kingdom: Experiencing Heaven on Earth, available at The book and audio book show how to walk closely with God and how to understand the Kingdom of God.

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