Man throws tantrum for being told 'Merry Christmas,' gets booted from plane

NEW YORK -- A passenger was escorted off a plane at LaGuardia Airport earlier this week after flipping out because airline employees wished him a "Merry Christmas."

The man first snapped at the gate agent who scanned his boarding pass as he boarded American Airlines Flight 1140 to Dallas, the New York Post reported.

“You shouldn’t say that because not everyone celebrates Christmas,” he reportedly said.

The agent apparently responded, "Well, what should I say then?"

"Don't say, 'Merry Christmas!'" he said as he walked past her, the Post reported.

As he entered the plane, he was wished a "Merry Christmas" again -- this time by a flight attendant. He began shouting and lecturing the flight attendants and even the pilot about what they had said, the Post reported.

The grumpy passenger was escorted off the plane as passengers clapped and cheered.