War on Christmas

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Merry Unitarian Christmas

Have Yourself a Merry Unitarian Christmas: Numerous articles and blogs have noted the strong case to doubt Christmas’ authentically “Christian” origins. Christ probably wasn’t born on Dec. 25. The Puritans banned the holiday because it wasn’t authentically Christian. And many of its rituals trace to the pagan celebration of the Winter Solstice or Saturnalia. The…

I swear, by the time Christmas gets here I’m gonna be on a clock tower with a high powered rifle if this crap keeps up. The Worldnutdaily has this report on Sam’s Club and their horribly offensive “holiday” advertising. The American Family Association threw a hissy fit because Sam’s Club’s in-house magazine had an ad…

Avoid the Christmas Whining Rush

People complain about the stores putting on Christmas music too early, but now we can complain about the bitching and complaining starting early. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the first idiotic whining about the “war on Christmas” for the year. Naturally, it comes from the American Family Association and is reported by Agape Press.…

ACLU Admits to War on Christmas

It appears that the ACLU has finally seen the handwriting on the wall. Under the withering attack of the crack investigative reporters at the Worldnutdaily and StopTheACLU, they’ve finally just come out and admitted that they are engaged in a war on Christmas. Indeed, it appears to be worse than anyone thought: Thanks to FOX…

The War on Christmas and the Rebel Pose

I and some of my readers have mused at what motivates all of this “War on Christmas” nonsense. I think there are several answers. For the Jerry Falwells, Matthew Stavers and Bill O’Reillys of the world, the answer, I have no doubt, is pure demagoguery – they make money by exploiting these absurd emotional issues…

Russ Douthat on the War on Christmas

Russ Douthat of The Atlantic is guest blogging at Andrew Sullivan’s place and has an interesting post about the “War on Christmas”. He writes: the only thing more annoying than the killjoys who want to keep creches off town greens is listening to Bill O’Reilly or John Gibson rant about how it’s all part of…

Great “War on Christmas” Editorial

The Houston Chronicle has a terrific editorial on the War on Christmas, cutting right to the chase and calling it what it is – “a marketing ploy as plain as a mall full of Xboxes.” Ain’t that the truth.

The Coming Christian Holocaust?

Wow. You just have to see this unbelievable screed in the Worldnutdaily by Erik Rush. He actually says that those who deny the trumped up “War on Christmas” are just like those who deny the holocaust. Seriously, he does. With a straight face, presumably. There are, as the reader may well know, individuals who believe…

I’m not the only one who has been poking holes in this absurd “war on Christmas” meme and I thought I’d point you to some other folks doing the same thing. Robert Parry has an essay at Consortium News that I think nails the fact that the crusade to convince Christians that they are under…

Jackie Mason Gets a Gig

This kills me. Reported, naturally, in the Worldnutdaily, the incredibly annoying and painfully unfunny Jackie Mason is joining up with a group called “Jews Against Anti-Christian Defamation” and will be riding down 5th Avenue in New York to protest the entirely mythical “War on Christmas”. And he’ll be surrounded by a delightful cast of wingnuts…