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It may sound strange, but why is Merry not used with Easter? Is there a reason why its usage has been so firmly fixed with Christmas?

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I imagine Christians would say that Christmas = birth of Christ = good news and that Easter = crucifixion of Christ = not such good news. But then the resurrection seems to be good news, so it's all a bit confusing.

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  • Easter is DEFINITELY good news.
    – Waggers
    Apr 17 '14 at 15:02
  • You know what Jesus said about Good Friday though. "No, really, what's good about it?"
    – MetaEd
    Apr 17 '14 at 15:55
  • @MετάEd - "I'm gonna paint the town red; it's payday!!!" - Judas
    – kolossus
    Apr 17 '14 at 21:14