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Just Say "Merry Christmas!" (Chuck Norris: Bring Back Politically Incorrect Holiday Alert)
Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 11/27/2006 | Chuck Norris

Posted on 11/26/2006 11:10:59 PM PST by goldstategop

With one of the largest retail weekends immediately behind us, and a huge season of shopping upon us, I have a bone to pick with some Christmas retailers and reductionists.

Shop until 'Christmas' drops

The National Retail Federation, the largest retail trade association, is projecting only a 5 percent increase in Christmas season sales over last year, to the tune of $457.4 billion. That compares with last year's 6.1 percent increase.

It appears as well that the majority of that increase (61 million people) will do their shopping on the Internet (up from 51.7 million last year).

What alarms me most, however, are not any economic forecasts, but the progressive disappearance of retail Christmas terminology.

What ever happened to ''Christmas?''

In the pursuit of being politically correct, I believe we have sold out to a neutered nativity — taking no sides to the slow elimination of ''Christmas'' in retail and culture.

Just say 'Merry Christmas!'

Of course I'm not against December commerce, just the overcompensation of sensitivity that leads to Christmas compromise.

I enjoy giving and receiving Christmas gifts as much as anyone else, though I prefer those presents that build up mind, body and spirit, like the educational gifts found at Shop.WND.com or the fitness and other items found at our online store (the proceeds of which go to benefit our Kick Start program).

I want to challenge corporate management, private businesses, and the American public to keep the word ''Christmas'' in their displays and advertisements, rather than replacing it with any generic ''holiday'' language.

Don't be afraid to inform businesses who keep ''Christmas'' alive that you are appreciative and will encourage others to patronize their businesses. Notify those who do not that you will not. (That includes Internet companies — the fastest growing shopping mall.)

If we don't stop the decline of Christmas language now, imagine what the yuletide will be like in a few years: full of ''holiday'' trees, ''holiday'' gifts, ''holiday'' wreaths, ''holiday'' dinners, ''holiday'' music, and ''holiday'' church services. Come to think of it: we're almost there!

It's time to just say ''Merry Christmas!'' Or there will be nothing merry about it for our children and grandchildren.

What mom modeled and so should we

Growing up in Oklahoma, Kansas and then California, our family was pretty poor by American standards.

We had so little money that I didn't have real toys to play with, so I used clothespins and an active imagination.

The clothespins served as toy soldiers or cowboys. I made the big clothespins the bad guys and the little ones the good guys. Of course the larger they were, the harder they fell! (Imagery that would later serve my Martial Arts career.)

Despite our economic and domestic adversities, mom did the best she could with us three boys.

I can still remember her coming home exhausted from her job at the laundry and saying that we were blessed. We didn't have much, but what we did have, we sure appreciated. And what we had most was each other, and the Lord.

Even though we had a hard life, mom maintained a strong faith in God. She instilled that faith in her sons and kept us in church.

Christmas in our hearts, not under the tree

Friends, we all must model and teach children that the heart of Christmas isn't found under a tree. It's discovered in our hearts.

We must also teach them that they were called to do more than consume resources; they were gifted to be a blessing and resource to others.

No wonder the Bible says it is better to give than to receive.

So call me old-fashioned

Some might call me old-fashioned, but I still believe in a white Christmas, chestnuts roasting on an open fire, and family and friends giving thanks to God.

Most of all, I still believe what mom taught me: the heart of Christmas is found in a stable not in a store.

No business can take away that fact from any of us.

(One of the best ways you and your family can be refreshed about the true meaning of Christmas this season is by seeing the new family-friendly movie, ''The Nativity Story,'' opening in 3,000 theaters nationwide this Friday, Dec. 1. I recommend it highly!


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antipc; christmas; chucknorris; holidays; nativitystory; worldnetdaily
"Merry Christmas?" It has nothing to do with winter commerce. Chuck Norris wants us to be aware of this and to bring back into public commemoration this politically incorrect holiday.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

1 posted on 11/26/2006 11:11:03 PM PST by goldstategop
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To: goldstategop

Chuck Norris BUMP!


2 posted on 11/26/2006 11:13:55 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: goldstategop
Thank you, Chuck Norris.

You know, I haven't heard one so-called Christmas commercial yet that didn't use either crappy music or crappy lyrics to traditional songs.

3 posted on 11/26/2006 11:15:38 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: goldstategop
BUMP

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

4 posted on 11/26/2006 11:15:41 PM PST by Maeve ( Our Lady of Ephesus, pray for us.)
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To: goldstategop
Most of all, I still believe what mom taught me: the heart of Christmas is found in a stable not in a store.

Perfect!
Personally, I love hanging out with the family and watching old Christmas movies for the fiftieth time. Relaxing. The mania with loading up on presents can wreck the Holiday season. (Holiday = "Holy Day")

5 posted on 11/26/2006 11:16:30 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: goldstategop

When the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night he checks his closet for Chuck Norris.


6 posted on 11/26/2006 11:17:01 PM PST by Nomorjer Kinov (If the opposite of "pro" is "con" , what is the opposite of progress?)
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To: Nomorjer Kinov
My favorite Chuck Norris joke:

When an episode of Walker Texas Ranger was aired in France, the French surrendered to Chuck Norris just to be on the safe side."

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

7 posted on 11/26/2006 11:25:13 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

When Chuck Norris runs the doesn't propel himself forward, he rotates the Earth beneath his feet... :D


8 posted on 11/26/2006 11:27:54 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Echo Talon
Grrrr...

When Chuck Norris runs he doesn't propel himself forward, he rotates the Earth beneath his feet... :D

9 posted on 11/26/2006 11:29:03 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Echo Talon
Beware the Ides Of Chuck Norris:

If you can see Chuck Norris, he can see you. If you can't see Chuck Norris you may be only seconds away from death.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

10 posted on 11/26/2006 11:29:47 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Great article. I still have some of my colthespin "dragsters". The round springy things served as the wheels. Crayon "paint" and racing stipes too!


11 posted on 11/26/2006 11:31:26 PM PST by geopyg (Don't wish for peace, pray for Victory.)
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To: goldstategop

Say "Bloody Mary", "Biggie Smalls", and "Chuck Norris" three times. Mary is Bloody and Biggie is small because Chuck Norris got to them first before he roundhouse kicks you in the bathroom.

Saying Happy Holidays will earn you three roundhouse kicks. Merry Christmas will earn you a half kick, which gives you a 12.796% chance of survival.


12 posted on 11/26/2006 11:31:43 PM PST by Killborn (Pres. Bush isn't Pres. Reagan. Then again, Pres. Regan isn't Pres. Washington. God bless them all.)
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To: goldstategop

hehe... :) Those "facts" crack me up!


13 posted on 11/26/2006 11:33:37 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: goldstategop; All

I have a story to tell about Norris told to me by my girlfriend.

Norris was in Iraq a couple weeks ago, where my girlfriend's brother is currently serving in the military.

There was a threat of snipers and an ambush, and Norris was being driven through the area rather quickly. However, the troops in this young man's unit waved to him and clearly expressed they liked him.

Over the verbal displeasure of those driving him through the area, Chuck demanded the car stop. He was going to get out of the car and meet those soldiers.

And he did. He walked out of the vehicle and talked to those soldiers for a few minutes in a reportedly rather dangerous area.

That is all I really know of the story, but my gf's brother was really excited getting to meet Norris since he is from Texas and grew up watching Walker. Chuck was incredibly nice to these soldiers.

In a time when some of the people going over to Iraq probably are just trying to get headlines, Chuck clearly is going for those soldiers, and he will even stoop when advised not to do so in order to meet with them.

He is a great American.

And a great man.


14 posted on 11/26/2006 11:43:46 PM PST by rwfromkansas (http://xanga.com/rwfromkansas)
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To: goldstategop

And this was a great article.


"No, thank you, Chuck Norris."

Man, that still has me in stiches every time I think of that line from the movie Dodgeball....


15 posted on 11/26/2006 11:45:59 PM PST by rwfromkansas (http://xanga.com/rwfromkansas)
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To: sageb1

Hey, don't use the word "crappy" at Christmas time!!
Where's your love and good cheer? :P


16 posted on 11/26/2006 11:47:43 PM PST by derllak
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To: goldstategop

Chuck Norris is an authority on Christmas; he once threw a roundhouse kick that was so fast, he went back in time and witnessed the Nativity.


17 posted on 11/27/2006 1:20:23 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: rwfromkansas

When Chuck Norris sends in his taxes, he sends blank forms and includes only a picture of himself, crouched and ready to attack. Chuck Norris has not had to pay taxes, ever.


18 posted on 11/27/2006 1:35:32 AM PST by Centurion2000 (If the Romans had nukes, Carthage would still be glowing.)
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To: goldstategop
Here's a Christmas alert!!

A fairly new Restaurant named "BJ's Brew house ( www.bjsbrewhouse.com ) is referring all Christmas stuff as "Holiday" IE. "Have your HOLIDAY party here!" i know this because i work for the company as was disgusted to find out about this..

Please inform Corporate that you will not be dining at ANY of the restaurants until they decide to include the word "Christmas". they can be reached at the address above.. and corporate DOES look at every email. BJ'S is still a fairly small Corporation ( NYSE BJRI) with stores in Ca, OR, WA, NV, TX, HA, CO.

~D
19 posted on 11/27/2006 1:53:10 AM PST by dcrider182 (we may be a super power.. but if we don't have the ability to use it.. are we still a world power?)
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To: dcrider182
A fairly new Restaurant named "BJ's Brew house ( www.bjsbrewhouse.com ) is referring all Christmas stuff as "Holiday" IE. "Have your HOLIDAY party here!" i know this because i work for the company as was disgusted to find out about this..

Creeping political correctness extends its tentacles ever further still this year I see ....PC is banned in my house but there is definetly a growing backlash against it over here amongst the public!!

I blame the guy who mad that record "Happy holidays", what was his name, you here the song every Christmas??

Was he responsible for the start of everything PC?

20 posted on 11/27/2006 2:20:57 AM PST by snowman_returns (WARNING!...the new lefty's are worse than the old leftys..........much worse!!)
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To: goldstategop

Okay, I'm a little hesitant to inject a female point of view in this testosterone discussion, but let me add somethng I have noticed in the way of creeping PC.

I love to buy Christmas magazines that feature Christmas season decorating ideas. These are magazines like Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Martha Stewart's Living, etc., etc. At any rate I noticed a few years ago that notions that Christmas had any religious significance was quickly disappearing from decorating ideas. In fact I started specifically looking at magazines for religious decorations--a nativity set in the background, an angel on a tree, any little thing that bespoke the religious origin of Christmas--in the ideas articles, in advertisements, in backgrounds of photographs of the people being interviewed. So far this year it continues to be an almost total shutout. For example, I found only one religious symbol in Martha Stewart's 260-page December issue. It was a menorah in a picture accompanying Hannakuh recipes. Nothing whatsoever Christian in all the other pages.

That is the pattern these days and it is simply not a coincidence. You have to work pretty hard at specifically excluding religious symbols of any kind in order to have that complete a shutout on Christmas decorating or cooking or entertaining. Sad that the real meaning of Christmas is deemed so dangerous these days.


21 posted on 11/27/2006 3:18:10 AM PST by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things.)
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To: goldstategop

My favorite:

Chuck Norris once ate three 72 oz. steaks in one hour. He spent the first 45 minutes having sex with his waitress.


22 posted on 11/27/2006 3:19:37 AM PST by squidward
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To: goldstategop

I've always liked Chuck.


23 posted on 11/27/2006 3:22:28 AM PST by exnavy (God means love, not hate.)
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To: LongElegantLegs

Chuck Norris ping.


24 posted on 11/27/2006 3:28:41 AM PST by Vor Lady
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To: goldstategop

Merry Christmas, it's all about Jesus. Amen.


25 posted on 11/27/2006 3:42:47 AM PST by gakrak ("A wise man's heart is his right hand, But a fool's heart is at his left" Eccl 10:2)
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To: All

When my granddaughter was little she was a huge Chuck Norris fan. She wrote him a letter and was SO surprised to receive a signed photo and a certificate of some kind in the mail. She still has that thing! LOL


26 posted on 11/27/2006 3:45:52 AM PST by Melinda in TN
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To: rwfromkansas

Chuck's the Man!


27 posted on 11/27/2006 4:33:41 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner ("Si vis pacem para bellum")
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To: goldstategop

There is no chin under Chuck Norris' Beard. There is only another fist.

Chuck Norris’ hand is the only hand that can beat a Royal Flush.

Chuck Norris can lead a horse to water AND make it drink.

From http://www.chucknorrisfacts.com/


28 posted on 11/27/2006 5:17:37 AM PST by Graymatter
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To: goldstategop

I think if we were to check into this one, it is probably not a joke but a true incident. I'm just sayin'....


29 posted on 11/27/2006 5:30:00 AM PST by twonie (Just because there are fewer of us don't mean we are wrong.)
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To: goldstategop

Stop by on December 25, Mr. Norris, and I'll wish you a Merry Christmas!


30 posted on 11/27/2006 5:42:50 AM PST by Tax-chick (My remark was stupid, and I'm a slave of the patriarchy. So?)
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To: goldstategop

bump for later


31 posted on 11/27/2006 5:57:40 AM PST by joe fonebone (Israel, taking out the world's trash since 1948.)
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To: goldstategop

Hope Filled Advent!


32 posted on 11/27/2006 6:41:06 AM PST by NC28203
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