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Happy (?), er, holidays (?)

’Tis the season. Almost every year there’s a kerfluffle somewhere about a civic display. This year, we have Boston’s holiday tree, which offends some (including the supplier) in an attempt not to offend others.

Samuel Alito had a few things to say about such matters here (on Jersey City’s "’holiday’ displays," which included a Christmas tree, a creche, a menorah, some Kwanzaa ornaments, and some secular figures) and here (on a child’s Thanksgiving poster in a public school).

The talking heads also have much to say, with battling books by John Gibson (The War on Christmas) and Bill Press (How the Republicans Stole Christmas).

Hat tip: the invaluable Religion Clause.

Update: Boston’s tree is a Christmas tree again, but it turns out that lots of places have holiday trees, including, until yesterday, the U.S. Capitol.

Discussions - 2 Comments

Mr. Knippenberg and I both know that Gibsons’ book is much better than that garbage by Bill Press. I gotta wonder why the Dems would even care if Christmas WAS stolen. If you are unlucky and have some PC anti-Christmas people in your family, this "Have Ameri - Christmas!’ t-shirt would be the perfect CHRISTmas gift to give them. They’ll never forget your kindness! The whole site has a lot of good shirts, a lot of good messages like this one. There are a couple items I do’nt aprove of there but overall its’ good stuff!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!...and NEVER FORGET (who would REALLY like to take Christmas away!)

Mack, thanks for the link. Those shirts are HILARIOUS. Keep up the good fight, buddy- CHRISTmas, the holiday invented by Charles Dickens, is certainly in real danger!!!

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