CHRISTINE ROMANS: Lou, Macy's is adamant it's not trying to offend anyone, just the opposite. It's doing just what other businesses do, retail and otherwise. It's trying very hard not to exclude anyone. That's why "Season's Greetings, Happy Holidays" is better.
LOU DOBBS: Well, they've just excluded everyone who is celebrating Christmas, which is, after all, the foundation of the so-called season in which they make most of their profits.
ROMANS: Moving definitely toward not offending anyone.
DOBBS: You know, when you think about it, "Happy Holidays" -- what other holidays are we celebrating right now? We're celebrating Christmas, right?
ROMANS: And they say Hanukkah, Kwanzaa --
ROMANS: -- also the end of Ramadan and a host of other holidays between Thanksgiving and New Year's.
DOBBS: But as we celebrate each one of those -- and each of us in this very diverse society does celebrate -- my Jewish friends say to me "Happy Hanukkah," I say to them "Merry Christmas," none of us is offended. I don't understand the reluctance to use Christmas.
ROMANS: They say "Happy Holidays" covers it all.
DOBBS: They do? Well, they're wrong. And merry Christmas. Thanks, Christine.