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  • NBC Asks America for the Meaning of Christmas: 'Jesus' Didn't Make Their Cut

    12/27/2014 4:28:45 PM PST · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | December 26, 2014 | Tim Graham
    NBC Nightly News offered two stories on Christmas in their December 25 newscast, including a show-ender about “what Christmas means to me.” Substitute anchor Tamron Hall offered this introduction: “Finally, on this special night, a question: What does Christmas mean to you? Maybe it’s the presents, the lights, the music, or getting together with family. We put the question to people around the country and discovered once against that Christmas means something a little different to everyone.” Somehow, this perfectly pleasant three-minute segment included lot of talk about family time and presents, and even someone saying “Happy Hanukkah,” but included...
  • Keep Christmas Commercialized!

    12/06/2014 3:02:16 PM PST · by PROCON · 7 replies
    thedailybeast ^ | Dec. 6, 2014 | P. J. O’Rourke
    Christmas has been about excess since Jesus was in the manger. So why stop now? The sanctimonious, the puritans of all stripes, and the killjoys in general raise the issue annually. Knock it off. Christmas has been commercialized since year one of the “Current Era.” Blame it on the Three Kings. They started the gift-giving right in the manger. Casper, Melchior, and Balthazar “presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.” And that’s the way it’s been ever since. In Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, when Scrooge has been visited by Marley’s ghost and undergoes a magnificent change of heart,...
  • Stop the Madness of Un-Thanksgiving

    11/28/2014 9:49:46 AM PST · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    Tradition, Family, & Property Blog ^ | November 28, 2014 | John Horvat II
    Stop the Madness of Un-Thanksgiving John Horvat II 26 November As we gear up for the Thanksgiving holidays, many are preparing to engage in a strange new ritual that is crowding out the traditional turkey and pumpkin pie. The ritual, of course, is the extension of Black Friday shopping into Thanksgiving Day. It is a practice so shocking that we might as well create a new holiday—un-Thanksgiving—since nothing could be more contrary to the intention of the real holiday than its present evolution. This year, media will again report on frenzied shoppers mobbing retail stores in search of super bargains....
  • Catholics and Atheists Wage Billboard War Over Christmas

    12/01/2010 1:17:50 PM PST · by NYer · 32 replies · 2+ views
    DNA Info ^ | November 30, 2010 | Jordan Heller
    Prompted by a billboard calling Christmas a myth, the Catholic League erected a pro-Jesus billboard Tuesday. MANHATTAN — The Catholic League, upset over an anti-Christmas billboard at the New Jersey entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel, threw a "counterpunch" at atheists Tuesday with a billboard of their own on the New York side of the tunnel.The new 26-by-24-foot billboard at Dyer Avenue and West 31st Street features a depiction of Joseph and Mary looking adoringly at baby Jesus, with the message: "You know it's real. This season, celebrate Jesus. Merry Christmas from the Catholic League," according to the Catholic League's website....
  • NASA Heralds Season's Greetings -- NOT Christmas

    12/17/2009 10:32:29 PM PST · by anymouse · 13 replies · 735+ views
    e-mail | 12/18/09
    FYI, The NASA press release below refers to 'holiday' or 'seasons' greetings six times. No mention of Christmas, of course. [comment deleted]! In a bizarre historical turnabout, religious activity on the space station has now become almost entirely dominated by the Russians. They fly icons blessed by priests ( Photos: and Also I haven't seen anything remotely similar from the American side. What have I missed? For the next manned launch this Sunday, also expect Russian Orthodox priests from the newly-built church in Baykonur (news story: to bless the rocket and the crew. File photo:
  • Primary school teacher who told children: 'Santa does not exist' is fired

    12/11/2008 11:13:35 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 64 replies · 1,226+ views ^ | December 11, 2008 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A primary school teacher who left a class of 25 pupils in tears after she told told them Santa Claus did not exist has been fired.. When excited youngsters became rowdy as they talked about Santa, the supply teacher blurted out: 'It's your parents who leave out presents on Christmas Day.' The class of seven-year-olds at Blackshaw Lane Primary School, Royton, near Oldham, Greater Manchester burst into tears and told their parents when they arrived home. Mothers and fathers then complained about the incident and were sent a letter by the school saying the substitute teacher, who only worked at...
  • Poll: 1 in 8 Britons Know Christmas Story in Depth

    12/09/2007 8:48:46 AM PST · by squireofgothos · 31 replies · 93+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 12-08-07 | Maria Mackay
    Commenting on the results of the survey, Theos Director Paul Woolley said: "These findings provide us with a good snapshot of our national relationship with Christianity. They show that the Christmas story, in its classic formulation is still very much in our cultural blood stream, as indeed is the Christian story as a whole. "However, when you probe in any depth, you discover that our knowledge and understanding is rather more shaky.” The poll also found that knowledge of the Christmas story varied with age. The youngest people questioned (aged 18-24) knew the least about the story of the birth...
  • No Christmas For You

    12/26/2004 3:26:16 AM PST · by MikefromOhio · 12 replies · 968+ views ^ | n/a |
  • Vandal Decapitates Statue Of Jesus

    12/08/2004 7:35:52 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 46 replies · 1,325+ views
    AP ^ | December 8, 2004
    The statue of Jesus in front of Rehoboth Beach Roman Catholic Church has been decapitated. The Rev. Ray Forester said that the vandalism was discovered after Mass on Sunday, but he's not sure when the statue was defaced. The vandal also damaged the faces of two statues of children sitting on Jesus' lap. Forester said the the head of the six-foot statue was hit until it broke off. The statue is made of bronze-coated fiberglass. It is the third time the church has been vandalized in recent weeks. A church sign was damaged and a window was broken. Police say...
  • The Twelve Rules of Christmas

    12/08/2004 3:53:45 PM PST · by RepCath · 22 replies · 1,694+ views
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | 12/6/2004 | John W. Whitehead
    This was not the mother’s first trip to her child’s classroom, where parents regularly volunteered to lead story time. Because it coincided with the holiday season, she thought the ideal story to tell would be the original Christmas story that began nearly 2,000 years ago. But she remembered the memo. Sent weeks earlier, it was a stern reminder by the school principal that children in public schools could not celebrate Christmas. The sensitive kindergarten teacher added in her own handwriting, “It’s that old ‘separation of church and state’ thing.”
  • Jingle Bell Schlock (Dowd hates Christmas)

    12/04/2004 2:10:20 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 196 replies · 13,581+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 12/05/04 | Maureen Dowd
    If I hear "Frosty the Snowman" one more time, I'll rip his frozen face off. It's a scientific fact, or should be, that Christmas music can turn you into a fruitcake. It either sends you into a Pavlovian shopping trance, buying stupid things like the Robosapien, or, if you hear repeated Clockwork-Orange choruses of "Ring, Christmas Bells" drilling into your brain with that slasher-movie staccato, makes you feel as possessed with Christmas spirit as Norman Bates. I've never said this out loud before, but I can't stand Christmas. Everyone in my family loves it except me, and they can't fathom...
  • Post Office Treats Christmas Stamp Like Pornography; Sells It from 'Under the Counter'

    12/08/2004 12:21:57 AM PST · by torqemada · 152 replies · 3,881+ views
    Human Events ^ | Mike Thompson
    Saturday after Thanksgiving is the traditional day to purchase stamps for my annual Christmas card mailing... [snip] So, shortly before noon on that most recent post-turkey day, I sauntered into a neighborhood "U.S. Postal Store," [snip] and headed for the stamps-only section. I quickly found a packed wall of display racks offering a panoply of first-class postage devoted to the various elements of the year-end holiday season, specifically: 1) Christmas, featuring colorful, contemporary designs of Santa Claus with an array of inanimate, secular Yule symbols; 2) Kwanzaa, with not just one but two stamps promoting a totally fabricated "harvest holiday"...
  • CHRISTMAS is NOT under attack!

    12/07/2004 5:22:20 PM PST · by KMC1 · 30 replies · 2,071+ views
    WMCA - New York ^ | 12.7.2004
    CHRISTMAS IS NOT THE TARGET: Much has been written and discussed in talk radio and on the internet this holiday season as to why certain decisions are being made when it comes to certain symbols of Christmas. I have seen or heard stories along these lines on all of the following topics just in the past 24 hours... 1. TARGET vs. Salvation Army 2. Macys banning "Merry Christmas" 3. Bloomingdales banning "Merry Christmas" 4. The Denver Parade of Lights banning "Christmas" floats 5. Maplewood Schools in New Jersey banning all Christmas and Hannukah music from its Winter Concert. 6. Bloomberg proclaiming the NYC no longer...
  • Newsmags' kibosh on Christmas

    12/06/2004 1:45:03 AM PST · by kattracks · 53 replies · 1,649+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 12/06/04 | ADAM LISBERG
    Just in time for Christmas, America's two largest news magazines devote this week's cover stories to debunking the story of Jesus' birth. Among the conclusions in Time and Newsweek: Jesus was born in Nazareth, not Bethlehem; there is little evidence of three kings following a star, and the story of the virgin birth may have been borrowed. "The Nativity saga is neither fully fanciful nor fully factual but a layered narrative of early tradition and enduring theology," Newsweek writes in examining the Sunday-school version of the birth of Christ. This may be unwelcome "news" to most Americans. A Newsweek poll...
  • TARGET Still GRINCHING the Salvation Army...

    12/06/2004 10:19:14 AM PST · by KMC1 · 56 replies · 3,735+ views
    WMCA - New York ^ | 12.06.2004
    TARGET THE GRINCH:And the beat goes on... According to this morning's USA Today, Target Inc.  is sticking to its plan to kick the Salvation Army to the curb throughout this holiday season. For those of you late to this story, Target stores had long allowed the Salvation Army to be the only charity that raised funds outside their stores using their famous red kettles and the cheerful sound of Christmas Bells. This year the good will from the red bulls-eye came to an end.  According to the USA Today the impact will leave the Salvation Army short about 9 million dollars...
  • Union Square kicks out young carolers Grade-school kids get boot for lack of permit from city

    12/05/2004 10:01:45 AM PST · by SmithL · 64 replies · 2,489+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/5/4 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    Two dozen San Francisco schoolkids sporting white turtlenecks and Santa hats got a very un-Christmaslike civics lesson the other day when they showed up at Union Square hoping to delight Christmas shoppers with holiday carols. "They just wanted to set up next to the Christmas tree and sing,'' said Donna Vargas, one of the parents who escorted the fifth- and sixth-graders from San Francisco Day School on Friday's outing. Instead, they got the boot. Seems they didn't have a city permit -- so after a brief run-in with the park's security, the kids were shooed away. "How can children not...
  • A lump of coal in Denver's stocking (for banning the term "Christmas")

    12/02/2004 4:39:30 AM PST · by mhking · 56 replies · 1,903+ views
    Ramblings' Journal ^ | 12.2.04 | Michael King
    Denver's holiday traditions include a Christmas Parade and the lighting of the City and County Building in downtown Denver.Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper recently announced that the phrase "MERRY CHRISTMAS" on the outside of the building will be changed to "HAPPY HOLIDAYS," in yet another politically correct attack on the institution of Christmas. And while they're at it, the city is stopping a church group from participating in the annual "Parade of Lights", and singing Christmas Carols.Parade organizers claim that Christmas Carols may be offensive to some people....a church group who wants to march in the Parade of Lights and sing...
  • Vanity- Buy RED this season-

    12/02/2004 11:28:49 AM PST · by mpackard · 80 replies · 1,669+ views
    12/02/04 | MPackard
    A list from DU--- Cuts both ways, I'd say
  • Christmastime event is no-Christian zone ( 'holy homosexuals' OK for parade)

    12/02/2004 1:11:39 AM PST · by ETERNAL WARMING · 43 replies · 1,642+ views
    WND ^ | December 2, 2004 | Joe Kovacs
    HOLIDAY BLUES Christmastime event is no-Christian zone Santa, 'holy homosexuals' OK for parade, but no floats with direct religious themes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: December 2, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Joe Kovacs © 2004 In the latest skirmish over Christmas in America, a Christian group is not allowed to participate in Denver's annual Parade of Lights, because church members sought to sing yuletide hymns and proclaim a "Merry Christmas" message on their float. However, the event, now in its 30th year, will include homosexual American Indians, Kung Fu artisans, belly dancers and, of course, Santa Claus. "I think there's an...
  • MY CHRISTMAS CRUSADE (Michelle Malkin is organizing against those taking Christ out of Christmas)

    12/02/2004 12:10:30 AM PST · by Stoat · 128 replies · 6,117+ views
    Michelle Malkin's Blog ^ | December 2, 2004 | Michelle Malkin
    MY CHRISTMAS CRUSADE  By Michelle Malkin   ·   December 02, 2004 02:36 AM The persecution never ends. Denver has launched war against a church group that wanted to march in the city's Christmas parade "Parade of Lights." (I hate, hate, hate that p.c. euphemism.)From the Denver Post: Parade Organizers Say Christmas Carols May Be Offensive To Others Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper recently announced that next year the phrase "Merry Christmas" will be removed from the city building and replaced with "Happy Holidays." And now a church group who wants to march in the Parade of Lights and sing Christmas carols...
  • Macy's stores boycotted for replacing 'Christmas'

    11/30/2004 10:07:49 PM PST · by ETERNAL WARMING · 67 replies · 7,385+ views
    WND ^ | Posted: December 1, 2004 | staff
    HOLIDAY BLUES Macy's stores boycotted for replacing 'Christmas' Effort punishes 'Miracle on 34th Street' icon, claims chain offending millions of customers -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: December 1, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 Immortalized in a 1947 Christmas movie classic, Macy's is now the focus of a boycott campaign protesting the department-store chain's replacement of "Merry Christmas" with politically correct greetings. 1947 Christmas classic "Miracle on 34th Street" featured Macy's department store A group called the Committee to Save Merry Christmas says Macy's and its umbrella Federated Department Stores have ignored several requests that "Merry Christmas" signs be returned and that...
  • combats Christmas 'censorship'

    12/10/2003 11:54:23 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 198+ views ^ | Thursday, December 11, 2003 combats Christmas 'censorship'Virginia couple fight companies using politically correct term 'holiday' Posted: December 11, 20031:00 a.m. Eastern By Ron Strom© 2003 A new website has been launched to combat what the creators see as a growing intolerance for the term "Christmas" in American culture. "Christmas is an endangered holiday in public spaces," said co-founder Kirk McElwain. "The site lists companies and organizations that engage in egregious revisionism and promotes awareness of this growing phenomenon known as Christmas intolerance."'s mission statement says it hopes to "expose [offending organizations] to the millions of consumers whose heritage is being expunged from...