Christians Upset Google Logo Doesn't Say "Merry Christmas"

Dec 22, 2009 • 8:33 am | comments (61) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics

There are dozens of complaints from Christian Google users with their dissatisfaction over the wording of the Google Holiday logo. In short, the complaint is that Google is saying "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas." Christians are asking why Google is saying "Happy Holidays" when no other holiday overlaps with Christmas this year. Chanukah was earlier this month and the other holidays don't seem to fall out during Christmas, so why not say it as it is?

Here are pictures that illustrate the 'politically correct' holiday message from Google:

Google Holiday Message Logo

Google Holiday Message

You can see the logos at

Here is one of the many complaints in the forum:

For the entirety of Google's history (including this year) they put up a variety of Christmas-themed logos between approximately December 22 and December 25, but they say "happy holidays" and not "Merry Christmas"!!

What other holiday occurs between Dec. 22 and 25?? Why must Google be so politically correct? "Merry Christmas" is one of the most popular greetings in the world! This is ridiculous, why is Google forcing me out of the Christmas spirit?

Forum discussion at several Google Web Search Help threads.

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12/25/2009 04:54 pm

So the whole point of saying Happy Holidays is to include everyone, BUT Google's logo culminates on December 25 which is in fact CHRISTMAS. What do you expect from a company that won't acknowledge September 11 or Veterans day but they make a logo for EC Segar's birthday???


12/25/2009 04:56 pm

BTW Happy Birthday Jesus! and a Merry Christmas to everyone!


12/25/2009 05:05 pm

This year santa couldnt make it across the entire US. The reindeer fart alot since being switched to a vegan hemp seed and flax diet. He ran out of carbon credits over Skokee Il. Since the elves took their mandatory diversity class all the toys are unisex, and there are no toy guns or sports gear.


12/25/2009 05:38 pm

They don't have the Christmas logo because they are humanists. Humanists hate anything religion.Switching over to msn today.


12/25/2009 06:25 pm

MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone! It's a shame that GOOGLE does not acknolwedge Christmas, when it does some artist's birthdays...


12/25/2009 06:29 pm

I prefer not to use google if they can't even honor Christmas. This is ridiculous. Millions celebrate it but this search engine, who gets millions from people, can't even honor the name one simple celebration that means so much to people. Google is on my naughty list!


12/25/2009 07:04 pm

The simple point is that Google acknowledges every other holiday by name. Except when it is the largest holiday in their largest market. It is a complete slap in the face to the people that have made google what it is today. My job is to teach people how to use computers and up until this point Google has been in every lesson I have ever taught. From now on I will tell people that Google is not consistent and it should not be used. I was excited to see a Christmas tree and Angels on, so that will be my new home page. We are not asking for special treatment, just equal treatment.


12/25/2009 07:18 pm

If Google can 'celebrate' earth day I think they should be able to handle a simple Merry Christmas. I mean for real people.

rosemary needham

12/25/2009 07:56 pm

Google did more for Sesame Street's birthday than they did for Jesus's birthday. Merry Christmas.

Jeff Hatfield

12/25/2009 08:50 pm

I guess I'll be dropping all support for google with this irresponsible move. The Holiday is Christmas Google, label as such or just stop doing logos. Google did not celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday as Happy India days or some other lunacy.


12/26/2009 12:54 am

WOW I can't believe they didn't even say Merry Christmas. After all He has done for us the least you could say is happy birthday Jesus.

William Blight

12/27/2009 01:16 am

But Rosemary, people can actually see Sesame Street. Happy Holidays!


12/28/2009 05:36 pm

william blight.....burn in hell'll have some good company. your post is classic ignorance. Its good that you can display for us how stupid you are!!! LMAO...Merry Christmas


12/28/2009 10:34 pm

Deal with it.


12/28/2009 11:35 pm

Isn't it obvious? Google used Jesus's birthday as a marketing tool. Omitting the only reason for the season clearly leads to many (FYI not just Christians) questioning google's motive and thus stirring up curiousity. While it was ingenius, I wouldn't want to burn in hell for a few more hits!


12/28/2009 11:37 pm

Isn't it obvious? Google used Jesus's birthday as a marketing tool. Omitting the only reason for the season clearly leads to many (FYI not just Christians) questioning google's motive and thus stirring up curiousity. While it was ingenius, I wouldn't want to burn in hell for a few more hits!

Bradford Billingsworth

12/30/2009 12:07 am

Good grief Charlie Brown. You Christian people are committing the sin of idolatry by stating that Google has ruined you Christmas. You evidently are not focused on your God. You should be out doing missionary work converting the unwashed to recognize you narrow Christmas. Put your eyes on the baby Jesus and stop looking with sinful lust at the Google logo. Go Google we support you celebrating all nations and cultures this Holiday Season.


01/01/2010 07:29 am

It is simple.... the co-founders of Google are Jewish. Are Christian businessmen required to say Happy Chanukah. No. Now as Christians we can make a stand and not use Google. But as to why the holiday message was written as so, the answer was only a Google away. LOL LOL


01/01/2010 05:34 pm are wasting your time complaining on this forum! If you were offended, as was I, that Google could not at least acknowledge the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, then use the power of email and Christian chat rooms to encourage one another to switch to Google has no regrets for their blatant disrepectfulness to the largest faith in the world, so instead of complaining to them, simply switch search engines. Action speaks much louder than words, esp. when it comes to a company's bottom line.

Rick Garner

01/02/2010 07:26 am

Reverse Discrimination of Christmas:


01/05/2010 10:01 am

I shall be interested to note whether the rollover prhase 'Happy Ramadan' or 'Happy Diwali' is present this year - as it has been every other year and yet they won't put 'Merry Christmas' up even on the 25th December. If so this is blatant religious discrimination.


01/08/2010 03:01 pm

In response to the comment that you posted, Yule (The Winter Solstice) can occur between December 22 and December 25.


01/08/2010 08:14 pm

jimbob, jan, rusty, are imbecile morons who believe that they are cool saying nasty things about someone else's beliefs. Someone said they have "half a brain". I say these slime have "no brains". These a**holes need to get a life busting veins on their foreheads while Christians have a point! Their ignorant brains leak through their mouths. LOSERS!


01/18/2010 07:47 pm

Why were Christians even using Google on Christmas anyays? PHONIES!!!


01/26/2010 03:07 am

Personally, I was disappointed. However, I decided to ignore it. It's just a hover over word thing, right? I mean, yeah, it sucks, but it's one sentence. Just, as long as you're still in the holiday spirit! Christmas is a time to be happy, not complaining about an icon. So summary: Enjoy your presents!

White American

12/05/2010 07:16 am

Google and many other businesses are owned by jews. Don't fool yourselves. I am probably gonna be called anti semetic for saying this. There is no way they like anything Christian, American or White. Merry Christmas....


12/08/2010 03:23 pm

Why do conservative Americans complain about political correctness, but get upset when something near and dear to themselves is not phrased "exactly" the way they want. Take your own advice and lighten up.


12/20/2010 06:19 pm

Thanks for being such sweet person kyle


12/24/2010 04:23 am

You are an idiot.


12/24/2010 04:38 am

Google has every right to do what they wish. They are a commercial business and it would generate a lot more complaints if they did say merry christmas.


12/24/2010 08:37 am

those complainers can stick it up their AAASSSSS!!!! NO ONE FUCKING CARES!!!, GOGGLE CAN DO WHATEVER THE FUCK THEY WANT!!


12/24/2010 12:49 pm

I'm not sure why Google feels the need to wish everyone a 'Happy Hanukkah' but doesn't have the balls to say 'Merry Christmas'?

Barry Schwartz

12/24/2010 12:50 pm

FYI, they did not have a Chanukah logo this year or last.


12/24/2010 01:19 pm

Its Happy Christmas : )


12/24/2010 06:41 pm

Come on Google what is that you are so afraid of !? Many of your users are Christians to ignore our day but to recongize everyone elses. What is up!? You need to treat all people's beliefs equally.

Jason Domitrovic

03/24/2011 06:31 pm

Google will recognize Harry Houdini's 137th Birthday by making their logo look like him etc but they will not recognize Jesus's Birthday on December, 25 each year by just saying "Merry Christmas". They could even just right Happy Birthday Jesus. It's sad that the man who loved more than anyone and who gave more than anyone is not recognized.


11/23/2011 05:43 am

I will never be politically correct because I am not a politician, therefore I am "American Correct", and I love it!


12/15/2011 11:12 pm

Merry Christmas Merry Christmas Merry Christmas from Kentucky


12/22/2011 10:26 pm

I'm not even a Christian and I find Google's mealy-mouthed faint-heartedness deplorable.


12/22/2011 11:01 pm

happy chrstmas to google


12/23/2011 08:39 pm

Rusty, I'd like to see the look on YOUR FACE when HE REALLY DOES come outta that Eastern Sky!  Fact is, even the History Channel acknowledges Jesus as having been/being a real historical figure, & yes, HE DID promise to return again (AND HE WILL!!!)!  What will YOU SAY THEN, when confronted WITH A VERY REAL Jesus?!!! Huh?!!  Laters!


12/23/2011 10:57 pm

Merry Christmas Google!!


12/24/2011 03:27 am

I can understand their response to the objection of just a few select groups, but if they only knew who Jesus truly is they wouldn't have a problem with it. Merry Christmas Google and to the world.                                                                                                                                             George 


12/24/2011 11:10 pm

typical, more proof most media is controlled & manipulated by a certain religion no one has the balls to name... thanks for helping me finalise my boycotting google decision


12/25/2011 12:12 pm

Google must be run by atheists who like so many idiots are trying to erases Christmas, yet steal it's traditions of gift giving, Christmas trees, Christmas stockings, cookie exchange makes me sick. But I will continue to say Merry Christmas to friends and students of mine.


12/25/2011 01:51 pm

Merry Christmas to everyone from the UK.  Im hindu and love christmas....if u jew or muslims dont like it u can go F urselves!! Peace !!

Randall Donison

12/26/2011 07:34 am

Why doesn't Google say anything about Christmas on their logo?  Merry Christmas!!!

dont understand

05/30/2012 07:26 pm

sooo.... why is everyone freaking out when a free internet service does something that only shows up when you hover your mouse over it?


12/24/2012 05:19 am

I agree google should say merry christmas. I just find it strange that you belittle earth day. I mean which planet are you on

Van Berry Miller

12/24/2012 06:52 am

I've got news for you: Jesus IS JEWISH!!! In fact, his real Jewish name is Yeshua (At least, that's what his Jewish mother Miriam[aka Mary] called Him!). Deal with it!

Van Berry Miller

12/24/2012 06:57 am

There's just one problem: Earth Day is a pagan holiday which celebrates Gaia (aka Mother Earth. And, I've got news for you: The Earth IS NOT your Mother!!! Jesus Christ is King of Kings & Lord of Lords & THERE IS NO OTHER!!!) Peace!

Van Berry Miller

12/24/2012 06:59 am

Anything you say, Mr. Scrooge! :D

Van Berry Miller

12/24/2012 07:16 am

Oh really?!!! Then why is Christ's empty tomb in Jerusalem, Israel? You can hop on a plane & go visit it anytime you wish! I can guarantee if you go there, that you'll see the pages of the Bible COME ALIVE as YOU ACTUALLY SEE the places that it talks about within it's pages where Jesus walked & talked, was tortured & crucified, & actually rose from the dead 3 days later! Another thing: If He's so imaginary, then explain why a friend of mine & my brother's named Reggie (Who still lives at the Downtown, Birmingham Apartment building where my bro' & I moved from when we moved into a house here in Center Point, Alabama back on March 28th of this year) who was confined to an electric wheelchair, unable to walk, got healed when my brother prayed for Christ to heal him & the next thing we know, we see him at Sam's Club in Homewood, Alabama, walkin' up a storm!!! True story!!! EXPLAIN THAT, HUH?!!! There are MANY OTHER stories & documented cases/healings like his (Just ask any hospital/Emergency Room doctor or nurse & they'll tell ya that they've seen/have documented cases on file of healings whereby people've been prayed for & gotten healed that cannot be explained any other way than God!) Put THAT in your pipe & smoke it!!! Sounds PRETTY REAL to me!!! Laters!

Warren Farraway

12/24/2012 08:28 am

I'm an atheist and I'm upset with your kow-towing "Happy Holiday". Merry Christmas GOOGLE !!!!


12/26/2012 02:40 pm

Cause Jewish people complain louder. Sorry whine louder


03/01/2013 11:58 am

Love thy neighbor... think on that for a while ding dong... Mr Christianity. People like this spoil religions.


03/01/2013 12:01 pm

Why are Christian people usually the most shallow thinkers??


12/24/2013 05:57 pm

If Google is going to mention other holiday, then they should recognize what this holiday is - the celebration of birth of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You know what is a simple solution? We Christians just boycott services and companies that don't have the cahoona's to recognize our faith because they are afraid of the backlash, but will recognize other faiths or ideals because they don't incur such wrath from the public.


12/25/2013 02:19 pm

Google SUCKS!


02/07/2014 06:21 pm

They made a gay rainbow doodle, but won't celebrate Christmas? Google is F$ck up..


02/07/2014 06:22 pm

Switch to Bing search people

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