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Hello,

Happy New Year to all.

I have been wondering if "seasons greetings" without an apostrophe  instead of "season's greeting" with an apostrophe is becoming common.

I have often seen the title of the book, street signs, sings in the shop window without an apostrophe.

I found several books in Amazon without  an apostrophe.

One of them is a "Seasons Greetings: poems about seasonal depression.

The author writes as follows in the description of the book, using "Season's".

Season's Greetings is a collection of poetry bringing to life the highs and lows of seasonal affective disorder (or more commonly known as, Seasonal Depression).

"Seasons Greetings" is not grammatically correct , is it?

Apple

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"Seasons Greetings" is not grammatically correct , is it?

Apple

Hello, Apple—You are right that Season's Greetings ("Greetings of the Season") takes an apostrophe. The reference is singular (cf. 'Tis the season to be jolly).

On COCA, the version with the apostrophe has 51 results, and the version without the apostrophe has 16. Many people haven't forgotten the apostrophe.

Happy New Year!

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