Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays

During the holiday rush, I didn't update this blog, and then January was busy with traveling and work and life. But, just prior to Christmas Paul Djupe and I posted this fun piece at FiveThirtyEight about the regional differences in preferring that retailers say Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays: "Where to Say 'Merry Christmas' vs. 'Happy Holidays'." Some of the results are surprising, especially for the South. The team at FiveThirtyEight did a great job, creating this cool map that was shared widely around Twitter.