Where 'Merry Christmas' is Said

This NBC news article is based on our analysis of 400 million tweets of the past four holiday seasons and examine how and where “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Holidays” are used in holiday greetings.  The NBC news article is here.

The below map shows rural areas in the South and Rust Belt still say "Merry Christmas" much more than "Happy Holidays" on Twitter. In many cities won by Democrats, "Happy Holidays" is said more frequently, though it is still generally said less than "Merry Christmas."

On average, 86 percent of holiday greeting tweets said "Merry Christmas."