• With: Jesse Watters

    This is a RUSH transcript from "The O'Reilly Factor," December 16, 2013. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

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    O'REILLY: In "Back of the Book" segment tonight, "Watters' World," the Christmas edition. As you may know, the federal holiday falls on Wednesday, December 25th this year. All federal employees are off but get paid.

    Also, a new Rasmussen poll says most Americans strongly believe Christmas should be a part of the public school landscape, 75 percent of American adults want that to happen, just 15 percent disagree, 10 percent don't know what Christmas is.

    (LAUGHTER)

    So, we sent Jesse Watters out to talk to the folks about Christmas.

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    JESSE WATTERS, FOX NEWS CORRESPONDENT: Merry Christmas.

    UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE 1: Thank you. Happy Holidays.

    WATTERS: Do you say, "Happy Holidays" or "Merry Christmas."

    UNIDENTIFIED MALE 1: Happy Holidays. I'm Jewish.

    UNIDENTIFIED MALE 2: Happy Kwanzaa is a fan favorite in our household.

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    UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR: I was only having some fun.

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    WATTERS: Why do people say, "Happy Holidays."

    UNIDENTIFIED MALE 3: I don't know. Maybe it has something to do with eastern Valentine.

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    UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR: You've got a point there.

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    WATTERS: As a Jewish guy, does it offend you when people say, "Merry Christmas."

    UNIDENTIFIED MALE 4: Absolutely not.

    WATTERS: Do you think you're offending someone by saying "Merry Christmas."

    (CRICKET CHIRPING)

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    GENE WILDER, ACTOR: I'm sorry but all questions must be submitted in writing.

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    WATTERS: Is Jesus an important figure in your life around this time of year.

    UNIDENTIFIED MALE 5: I'm an atheist, so no.

    WATTERS: You're an atheist. Do you celebrate Christmas.

    UNIDENTIFIED MALE 5: I do.

    WATTERS: I don't know if I can allow that because you can't kind of have both.

    UNIDENTIFIED MALE 5: Oh, yes.

    WATTERS: What does Christmas mean to you.

    UNIDENTIFIED MALE 6: Sharing.

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    (LAUGHTER)

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    WATTERS: Where was Jesus born.

    UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE 2: In Bethlehem.