Or, why there is no war on Christmas and has never been one...
One of the biggest myths perpetrated over the past decade or so is the idea of a "War on Christmas." A histrionic yuletide debate over whether the United States is a country that represents Christmas. The push to view changes to the annual celebration as a "liberal" attack on Christmas and the religious celebration.
It's being perpetuated more now with the arson of the Christmas tree at Fox News. No, that's not a war on Christmas, just Fox News. Perhaps with their coverage over the past few years it was Antreefa?
This myth gained popularity in 2005 when radio host John Gibson published a book ("The War on Christmas: How the Liberal Plot to Ban the Sacred Christian Holiday is Worse Than You Thought") alleging liberal antagonism toward the holiday. Even Mr. Gibson is surprised by the response his book got and feels the modern claims of the "War on Christmas" go farther than his book ever imagined. His book focused on things that rarely happen any more - educators and local officials banning nonreligious symbols like Santa Claus or a Christmas tree out of a mistaken belief that displaying them violates the First Amendment.
One of the most oft cited campaigns waged against Christmas is the switch to "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas." The use of the Holidays phrase is claimed to be part of the removal of Christ from the holiday. A downplaying of the religious aspect.
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