The War On Christmas Has Already Begun (VIDEO)

O'Reilly XmasIt’s about that time again for the “War On Christmas” as Fox News and all of the poor, persecuted religious conservatives like to call it. In case you didn’t know, apparently (according to Fox News) there’s a huge conspiracy by us godless atheist liberals to remove Christ from Christmas.


While the logistics of it aren’t completely figured out by Rupert Murdoch’s screeching minions pundits who often seem to be promoting a book at the time, one thing seems to be abundantly clear: liberals HATE Christmas – and there’s a way to stop them if you just buy this book. What a coincidence that they so handily have a solution to the problem they just told you about. Yes, it’s just like those ads you see on almost every website you go to saying things like, “Doctors HATE her! Mom finds weight-loss secret they don’t want you to know about! CLICK HERE!” – except that it’s politics instead. Gee, thanks Mr. O’Reilly! You saved Christmas from those rascally liberal politically correct atheists once again!

Speaking of which, isn’t it about that time for that famous half-term governor (I refuse to use her actual name unless absolutely necessary) to be out promoting her newest book at Sam’s Club locations and bookstores situated near retirement communities around the country? Did you know that if you buy a copy of her latest book for each God-fearing conservative member of your family and make a donation to Sarah PAC, you can turn back the great evil plot by Muslims, gays and atheists to destroy the great celebration of Christ’s birth? Did you know that every time you pass up a chance to buy gold through Glenn Beck or Allen West’s newest snoozefest “Guardians of the Republic,” white baby Jesus cries and another young Christian boy finds a Richard Simmons exercise video? At least that’s the general vibe you get from listening to these clowns on Fox News and the various conservative/religious shows you run across flipping between channels.

But anyhow, back to the War On Christmas, already in progress. You see, there is a War On Christmas, but it isn’t from the left. In fact, there’s also a War On Thanksgiving, but we haven’t heard one damn peep from the religious right on that. For all of the complaining from conservative Christians who are parroting the Fox News talking points, you’d think there would be an outcry. So why hasn’t Bill O’Reilly or Sean Hannity addressed this attack on a Christian holiday? Because that doesn’t sell.

You’re not going to hear from Fox and other conservative outlets about Best Buy opening at 5pm on Thanksgiving, nor will you hear one peep about how we’re taking the “Thanks out of Thanksgiving.” You see, Thanksgiving isn’t much of a commercial holiday, unless you’re in the grocery business. That’s probably why it’s my favorite holiday, because there isn’t pressure to buy tons of crap for people you really don’t like and go into debt doing it. There’s a ton of food, we watch football and socialize with family members we don’t get to see on a regular basis. Leave politics and religion off the dinner table and it’s a good time – so long as Grandpa Norman doesn’t make the turkey, which ends up probably containing more injected Cajun marinade/cayenne pepper than meat.


The Christmas shopping season is the biggest one of the year, and it seems that each year, they’re putting out the merchandise and trees a little bit earlier. In fact, I was just at Target today buying stuff for my new apartment and they already have an entire section of Christmas stuff up, and we’re still two weeks away from Thanksgiving. And let’s not kid ourselves – many stores already had Christmas crap filling the aisles a month ago. Now, how often do you hear the religious right and Fox News complaining about that? Not the ones who are making a living peddling the notion that Muslims, gays and liberals are here to destroy the Christian, heterosexual conservative American way of life. They’d have you believe that Christmas itself is threatened even though a Maryland school district recently refused to give Muslim students Eid al-Adha off, despite Christian and Jewish students getting religious holidays off. How did the folks at Fox handle it? Yup, this article with the following two paragraphs as an opener:

For some students in the suburbs of Washington, Christmas — or at least recognition of it on their school calendars — has been canceled.

The Montgomery County school board voted Tuesday to eliminate all references to religious holidays on school calendars, beginning in the 2015-16 school year. That includes Christmas and Easter, as well as Jewish holidays like Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah. (Source)

What actually happened? Rather than give Muslim kids that one holiday off, they stripped references from the school calendar to all religious holidays but left the vacation days in place for Christians and Jews. Oy vey. Just remember kids, this is how it works. Pretend there’s a war on your religion while you use that as an excuse to be a general dick to everyone who isn’t of your religious beliefs, and if you’re like the folks over at Fox, you can also cash in. Sounds like a win-win situation for hypocrisy, doesn’t it?

However, not to worry. Our friends over at The Political Garbage Chute went to investigate how the War On Christmas is going, and it seems like Christmas is winning. James, take it away.




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  • ShibumiMC

    Let’s get the Christ out of Christmas. It’s really a nice family holiday and should be celebrated as such. Period.

    • Jillz

      No, actually, it’s not just a really nice family holiday, it is a Christian holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. The answer isn’t to change Christmas; the answer is to allow all religions equal freedom to celebrate their own holidays.

      The “Christian” right thinks there is a war on Christmas because people of other religions might use the phrase “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas”. It doesn’t seem to occur to them that the only “war” happening is the one they are manufacturing through their intolerance of OTHER religions, not because of attacks on Christmas. Are they so insecure in their faith that they require such validation from non-believers?

      Religion should definitely be kept out of politics, but you can’t take it out of religious holidays – without it (religion) there wouldn’t BE a Christmas!

      Peace to you and your family this holiday season! 🙂

      • ShibumiMC

        We shall celebrate a happy holiday. Without religion. Why? because we are dedicated to peace and good will to all people.

      • marc

        actually the origins of both chirstmas and easter r not even christian there pagan. it was done to help pagans convert to christianty

      • Jillz

        The origins are Pagan, but the current holiday, as we know it, is Christian. If you do the “average Joe” (or “reasonable persons”) test on it, I’m pretty sure that most persons asked would say that Christmas is a holiday that celebrates the birth of the Christian Messiah.

        My point is that it doesn’t really matter: let the Christians celebrate Christmas as they choose; and the rest of us celebrate it as we choose. There is no need to take action to change Christmas. And if fundamentalist “Christians” choose to ruin their holiday with more histrionics about imagined intolerance toward them, so be it! The rest of us can all still enjoy the holiday anyway! 😛

      • Samantha Harrison

        Actually, It has been noted in many places that Jesus may not have been born on December 25th. It’s January 6th is a prediction as well as June and September. The celebration of his birth was moved to December 25th to coincide with the Pagan Holiday.

      • Jillz

        I know, I thought His birth was actually in March! Regardless of the origin of the holiday though, as we know it today it is still a Christian holiday as it celebrates the birth of their Messiah (whenever that actually happened). The winter solstice (“Yule”) occurs around the same time (around December 21).

  • Jim Valley

    The War On Christmas seems to come earlier and earlier each year.

  • Joyce Brand Wilson

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!

    • Jillz

      Happy Holidays to you as well 🙂

  • PAC

    Because Jesus is all about shopping and spending money…

    What with so many stores counting on people shopping instead of being with their families….t seems to me more like a War on Thanksgiving.

  • saganhill

    This holiday is not about jesus. It’s a pagan holiday that the religious nuts stole to sell their cure for sin and convert people into other religious nuts.

    • Bruce Molyneux

      talk about nuts lol

      • Guest

        I. When was Jesus born?A. Popular myth puts his birth on December 25th in the year 1 C.E.

        B. The New Testament gives no date or year for Jesus’ birth. The earliest gospel – St. Mark’s, written about 65 CE – begins with the baptism of an adult Jesus. This suggests that the earliest Christians lacked interest in or knowledge of Jesus’ birthdate.

        C. The year of Jesus birth was determined by Dionysius Exiguus, a Scythian monk, “abbot of a Roman monastery. His calculation went as follows:

        a. In the Roman, pre-Christian era, years were counted from ab urbe condita (“the founding of the City” [Rome]). Thus 1 AUC signifies the year Rome was founded, 5 AUC signifies the 5th year of Rome’s reign, etc.

        b. Dionysius received a tradition that the Roman emperor Augustus reigned 43 years, and was followed by the emperor Tiberius.

        c. Luke 3:1,23 indicates that when Jesus turned 30 years old, it was the 15th year of Tiberius reign.

        d. If Jesus was 30 years old in Tiberius’ reign, then he lived 15 years under Augustus (placing Jesus birth in Augustus’ 28th year of reign).

        e. Augustus took power in 727 AUC. Therefore, Dionysius put Jesus birth in 754 AUC.

        f. However, Luke 1:5 places Jesus’ birth in the days of Herod, and Herod died in 750 AUC – four years before the year in which Dionysius places Jesus birth.

        D. Joseph A. Fitzmyer – Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at the Catholic University of America, member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, and former president of the Catholic Biblical Association – writing in the Catholic Church’s official commentary on the New Testament[1], writes about the date of Jesus’ birth, “Though the year [of Jesus birth is not reckoned with certainty, the birth did not occur in AD 1. The Christian era, supposed to have its starting point in the year of Jesus birth, is based on a miscalculation introduced ca. 533 by Dionysius Exiguus.”

        E. The DePascha Computus, an anonymous document believed to have been written in North Africa around 243 CE, placed Jesus birth on March 28. Clement, a bishop of Alexandria (d. ca. 215 CE), thought Jesus was born on November 18. Based on historical records, Fitzmyer guesses that Jesus birth occurred on September 11, 3 BCE.

      • saganhill

        How Did Christmas Come to Be Celebrated on December 25? A. Roman pagans first introduced the holiday of Saturnalia, a week long period of lawlessness celebrated between December 17-25. During this period, Roman courts were closed, and Roman law dictated that no one could be punished for damaging property or injuring people during the weeklong celebration. The festival began when Roman authorities chose “an enemy of the Roman people” to represent the “Lord of Misrule.” Each Roman community selected a victim whom they forced to indulge in food and other physical pleasures throughout the week. At the festival’s conclusion, December 25th, Roman authorities believed they were destroying the forces of darkness by brutally murdering this innocent man or woman.

        B. The ancient Greek writer poet and historian Lucian (in his dialogue entitled Saturnalia) describes the festival’s observance in his time. In addition to human sacrifice, he mentions these customs: widespread intoxication; going from house to house while singing naked; rape and other sexual license; and consuming human-shaped biscuits (still produced in some English and most German bakeries during the Christmas season).

        C. In the 4th century CE, Christianity imported the Saturnalia festival hoping to take the pagan masses in with it. Christian leaders succeeded in converting to Christianity large numbers of pagans by promising them that they could continue to celebrate the Saturnalia as Christians.[2]

        D. The problem was that there was nothing intrinsically Christian about Saturnalia. To remedy this, these Christian leaders named Saturnalia’s concluding day, December 25th, to be Jesus’ birthday.

        E. Christians had little success, however, refining the practices of Saturnalia. As Stephen Nissenbaum, professor history at the University of Massachussetts, Amherst, writes, “In return for ensuring massive observance of the anniversary of the Savior’s birth by assigning it to this resonant date, the Church for its part tacitly agreed to allow the holiday to be celebrated more or less the way it had always been.” The earliest Christmas holidays were celebrated by drinking, sexual indulgence, singing naked in the streets (a precursor of modern caroling), etc.

        F. The Reverend Increase Mather of Boston observed in 1687 that “the early Christians who first observed the Nativity on December 25 did not do so thinking that Christ was born in that Month, but because the Heathens’ Saturnalia was at that time kept in Rome, and they were willing to have those Pagan Holidays metamorphosed into Christian ones.”[3] Because of its known pagan origin, Christmas was banned by the Puritans and its observance was illegal in Massachusetts between 1659 and 1681.[4] However, Christmas was and still is celebrated by most Christians.

        G. Some of the most depraved customs of the Saturnalia carnival were intentionally revived by the Catholic Church in 1466 when Pope Paul II, for the amusement of his Roman citizens, forced Jews to race naked through the streets of the city. An eyewitness account reports, “Before they were to run, the Jews were richly fed, so as to make the race more difficult for them and at the same time more amusing for spectators. They ran… amid Rome’s taunting shrieks and peals of laughter, while the Holy Father stood upon a richly ornamented balcony and laughed heartily.”

    • Tess Dommer

      Of course your post is pinheaded. Wise Up.

      • saganhill

        You’re an idiot.

        I. When was Jesus born?A. Popular myth puts his birth on December 25th in the year 1 C.E.

        B. The New Testament gives no date or year for Jesus’ birth. The earliest gospel – St. Mark’s, written about 65 CE – begins with the baptism of an adult Jesus. This suggests that the earliest Christians lacked interest in or knowledge of Jesus’ birthdate.

        C. The year of Jesus birth was determined by Dionysius Exiguus, a Scythian monk, “abbot of a Roman monastery. His calculation went as follows:

        a. In the Roman, pre-Christian era, years were counted from ab urbe condita (“the founding of the City” [Rome]). Thus 1 AUC signifies the year Rome was founded, 5 AUC signifies the 5th year of Rome’s reign, etc.

        b. Dionysius received a tradition that the Roman emperor Augustus reigned 43 years, and was followed by the emperor Tiberius.

        c. Luke 3:1,23 indicates that when Jesus turned 30 years old, it was the 15th year of Tiberius reign.

        d. If Jesus was 30 years old in Tiberius’ reign, then he lived 15 years under Augustus (placing Jesus birth in Augustus’ 28th year of reign).

        e. Augustus took power in 727 AUC. Therefore, Dionysius put Jesus birth in 754 AUC.

        f. However, Luke 1:5 places Jesus’ birth in the days of Herod, and Herod died in 750 AUC – four years before the year in which Dionysius places Jesus birth.

        D. Joseph A. Fitzmyer – Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at the Catholic University of America, member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, and former president of the Catholic Biblical Association – writing in the Catholic Church’s official commentary on the New Testament[1], writes about the date of Jesus’ birth, “Though the year [of Jesus birth is not reckoned with certainty, the birth did not occur in AD 1. The Christian era, supposed to have its starting point in the year of Jesus birth, is based on a miscalculation introduced ca. 533 by Dionysius Exiguus.”

        E. The DePascha Computus, an anonymous document believed to have been written in North Africa around 243 CE, placed Jesus birth on March 28. Clement, a bishop of Alexandria (d. ca. 215 CE), thought Jesus was born on November 18. Based on historical records, Fitzmyer guesses that Jesus birth occurred on September 11, 3 BCE.

  • Gurina Kaye Psait

    Merry X-Mas!!

  • FD Brian

    If there is a war on Christmas it has already been won by retailers.

    • John Masters

      I agree, if the krazy kristian kooks really cared about Christmas as part of their religious beliefs, rather than being pissed at stores for not calling it Christmas, they would demand that retailers get out of Christmas all together. So, we know, this is a BS argument.

      • You’ve demonstrated yourself to be a despicable partisan bigot. Thanks for saving me the trouble.

      • Tess Dommer

        These left Wing Anti GOD, Communist pinheads are proving that the war on Christmas is alive and well. You see they are unhappy with their lives and so like the bullies and liars they are they come out in droves this time of year to attack Christians and their religious beliefs. As God has commanded LOVE the SINNER hate the SIN. Liberals are just angry, bitter, lonely, hateful, racist, bigoted, self centered, narcissistic underachieving idiots. They lack self confidence and lay the blame on others for their pitiful lives instead of being responsible and accountable for the decisions they make. They NEED the GOVERNMENT to do their thinking and providing for them. What a sad waste of life.

  • Re Hoath

    Christmas was originally a pagan holiday and the christians changed it. It’s time to change it back! There is no evidence that jesus ever existed and there is no reason that everyone else has to consider it christian.

  • TripleMoon

    I think I won’t participate in Christmas this year. I’m tired of this made up outrage. Let Christians celebrate it the way they see fit. I’m not Christian, but have participated in the holiday because it’s fun. Not any more. This year I’ll keep my $$ in my pocket. Maybe all non Christians should do the same thing. We’ll see how retailers like that.

  • MJ Madrid

    The “war on X-mas” is just another Conservative non-issue. It’s hilarious to hear them complain, on one hand, that X-mas has become too commercial and, on the other hand, that stores and malls aren’t observing it blatantly.

    Of course theirs is the party of conundrums. They are the “Right to Life” party while also being the party to endorse war, torture and the death penalty. They claim to want LESS government, but want to legislate marriage, sex and women’s bodies.

    The best thing about the “war on X-mas” is that Bill O’Reilly himself complains most about it. O’Reilly is self-described as a “devout” Catholic, but only because he counts on his fans to FORGET the lawsuit for sexual harrassment that he settled out of court (for an undisclosed sum).

  • Bruce Molyneux

    evil men are the perverter of all things for their agendas, including religion. much of the population is stupid enough to eat the perverter’s shit sandwiches rather than think for themselves