The War on Christmas: How the Liberal Plot to Ban the Sacred Christian Holiday is Worse Than You Thought

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Yes, Virginia, there is a war on Christmas. It's the secularization of America's favorite holiday and the ever-stronger push toward a neutered “holiday” season so that non-Christians won't be even the slightest bit offended.

Traditionalists get upset when they're told—more and more these days—that celebrating Christmas in any public way is a violation of church and state separation. That is certainly not what the founders intended when they wrote, “Congress shall make no law ...

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Yes, Virginia, there is a war on Christmas. It's the secularization of America's favorite holiday and the ever-stronger push toward a neutered “holiday” season so that non-Christians won't be even the slightest bit offended.

Traditionalists get upset when they're told—more and more these days—that celebrating Christmas in any public way is a violation of church and state separation. That is certainly not what the founders intended when they wrote, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”

John Gibson, a popular anchor for the Fox News Channel, has been digging up evidence about the liberal activists, lawyers, politicians, educators, and media people who are leading the war on Christmas. And he reveals that the situation is worse than you can imagine. For instance:

• In Illinois, state government workers were forbidden from saying the words “Merry Christmas” while at work
• In Rhode Island, local officials banned Christians from participating in a public project to decorate the lawn of City Hall
• A New Jersey school banned even instrumental versions of traditional Christmas carols
• Arizona school officials ruled it unconstitutional for a student to make any reference to the religious history of Christmas in a class project

Millions of Americans are starting to fight back against the secularist forces and against local officials who would rather surrender than be seen as politically incorrect. Gibson shows readers how they can help save Christmas from being twisted beyond recognition, with even the slightest reference to Jesus completely disappearing.

The annual debate will be hotter than ever in 2005, and this book will be perfect for everyone who's pro-Christmas.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781595230164
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/20/2005
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.16 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.88 (d)

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John Gibson is the host of The Big Story on Fox News Channel, which airs daily at 5:00 p.m. and is currently the sixth highest rated show in all of cable news. Before joining Fox News Channel, he was an anchor and reporter for MSNBC, CNBC, and NBC News. His first book was Hating America.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2007

    What happen to the spirit of Good

    This is a real eye opener. What ever happen to the spirit of giving? Doing good, helping those who are in need? Every year we see our morals and ethnics deteriorate by those same people who want to remove Christainty from our society. God has given us the hope and promise of a better place to live. So what's wrong with this? Shouldn't we have the right to do good? YES! and we have the obigations to do good by our fellow human beings. It's a fact that most violence in America is from people that do not believe in God or have a christainty background. However, God still loves them no matter what, and people still continue to chisel away our firm beliefs in God. This terranny must be fought fierly for the good of the people, not for a select few that want to impose their will on the majority of the people. America's foundation is based on God, our ancestry came to this country to escape from religious prosecution. Today we are fighting again for that right. Americans must stand strong on this issue. What's next, give our freedom and liberties away too, where does this end?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2006

    Religious Freedom

    To quote the review - 'Secular liberals say they're just protecting the constitutional rights of non-Christians who don't want to see or hear about Christmas. But what about the constitutional rights of millions of Americans who simply want to celebrate their traditional holiday - without insulting anyone else but also without having to hide behind closed doors?' End quote. Isn't this one of the reasons that the religiously persecuted people came to our shores. What about 'our' (we, the believers in God, the Father and Jesus Christ) rights? Where is the outcry for defending the rights of the majority of Christians in this country, to be able to worship our God as we see appropriate, openly and without persecution.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2005

    im embarresed for the right wing

    this is unreal.. thinking that the liberals are BANNING christmas.. 'pottersville people' huh... im furious about the right wing adolescent accusations..Oh and by the way the white house sent out millions of 'happy holiday' cards

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2005

    Unbelievable

    This book is ridiculous--isn't America built on the principle that 'all men are created equal'? That means that Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, and atheists all have the right to co-exist without Christmas being forced upon them. America is not a theocracy. Please do not support this author and his ignorant, ridiculous book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2006

    What a load of GARBAGE!

    The right wing has become totally unhinged. This is nothing but a manufactured story meant to cover up the incompetence, cronyism, and corruption of the Republican party. It is now January and I think Christmas survived just fine. Swimmingly, in fact. How come all the Faux News anchors write books attacking liberals? Sounds 'fair and balanced' to me. On the plus side, we won't have to hear about this made up 'war' until next November! John Gibson should be ashamed of himself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2005

    More Conspiracy Theories from the Religious Right

    This book is another brilliant example of how Conservatives are trying to divide the country, not unite it. The Christmas season begins the day after Hallowe'en and ends well after the New Year. Radio Stations bombard us with annoying renditions of 'Santa Baby', testing even the jolliest of elves' patience. Department Store Santas set up shop before Hallowe'en. Christmas Decorations are put up on houses when it's still Fall. Christmas is not being eliminated from American Society. Christmas saturates American Society.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2005

    Silly

    This is what happens when a Fox News 'reporter' is left with too much idle time on his hands. Perhaps a paper route would help.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2005

    Unbeleevably Good Buuk

    Thanks to John Gibson for bringing this war to light. My neighbur has complained for years about my CHRISTMAS lawn ornaments showing santa claus climbing down the baby Jesus's chimney. Glory to God! Finaly Mr Gibson validates what I have long suspected: Amurica is ignurant of the real history of Christmas. Ever since God touched the virgin Mary in that special way liberal naysayers have tried to stop us from celebrating the true message of the lord, insisting instead on reediculous ideas like 'acceptance of others' and 'joy to all.' Thanks again to Mr Gibson for showing us the true meaning of Christmas and how soon we'll even be feeding disgusting homeless people on the day of the lord, who have fallen out of favor with His word.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2005

    Frightening Implications

    In the name of political correctness, tolerance, and diversity, all things Christian are being shoved to the curb. This book shows how our once most sacred holidays, even some of its more secular aspects, are being openly attacked by what can only be called secular fascism by the most meager percentage of the population. This country was established in such a way as to prevent the 'tyranny of the majority', but what we have now is 'tyranny of the minority', and that's at least as wrong. This book is an eye-opener, and a must-read for anyone concerned about the direction this nation is taking towards it's most cherished traditionsm foundations, and beliefs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2005

    Merry Christmas . . . Damn it!

    In 1659, Puritans in Boston passed a law that would fine anyone caught celebrating Christmas. Since they could not find the holiday in the Bible, Puritans concluded Christmas was an ungodly invention. This basic assumption remained with evangelical Protestants through the early-to-mid nineteenth century. Urbanization and Victorian culture helped change this attitude. It is for good reason that Christmas did not become a Federal holiday until 1870. History has nothing to do with the so-called 'War on Christmas.' What is at stake is a conservative Christian crusade for religious correctness. Happy Holidays is way too inclusive. As one editorial writer said, it's 'Merry Christmas . . . Damn it!'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2005

    This book is eye opening

    I was shocked and appalled to learn how I unknowingly participated in the deterioration because of the constant bombardment from the left about how it is ¿unfair¿ to celebrate Christmas. This book helped me to take a step back from the hidden agenda the media on. I thought I was doing the right thing to be ¿sensitive to others¿, how I was brainwashed to believe. I now know ¿the right thing¿ is to celebrate my religion and holiday as freely as I choose. Merry Christmas to you all!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2005

    Again not one valid argument from the 'intellectual left' writer above me.

    Good Book! One problem however: whether or not the department stores and radio stations bombard us with Christmas has no valid bearing on whether it is under attack or not by the liberals. This is a common fallacy called a RED HERRING intended to divert attention from the original arguement and start a new arguemnt. Please be consistent. If you are going to disagree with the author don't argue back by attacking Christmas and proving his point.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2005

    It used to just be the John Birch Society

    Only fringe groups used to peddle this drivel. Back when the Jesuits were raising me, the only thing I heard priests say over and over was, 'Christmas is over-commercialized. It's a religious and family holiday commemorating the birth of Christ. It's not an excuse to pig out on food and presents.' Now, according to the new right, forcing retailers to baptize you as you come into their store is a 'Christian tradition.' It's nothing of the sort. This is humbug, and dangerous humbug at that. Jesus is all about peace and love, not an angry effort to force retailers to sell only to the 'right kind' of Christians.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2005

    What If You're Jewish?

    Here we go again...the right seems to think that there's only one religious holiday in December. I'm a retailer, and I try to use 'Happy Holidays' as a salutation because I have Christian customers and Jewish customers and Muslim customers, etc. Not everyone celebrates Christmas! Get over it, John Gibson. Learn to share.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2005

    Traditions trampled

    Christmas is the tip of the iceburg in the war on our long standing American traditions that are being trampled by less than 5% of the American population. This isn't the world, this is American and it's traditions.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2005

    Interesting Thought Struck Me

    It fascinates me that the cover art on this book is that most pagan of symbols: The 'Christmas' Tree. The author seems to forget that Christmas isn't a sacred Christian holiday, but a usurption of old pagan solstice rites, and that almost every expression of it is founded on those rites. Would he stand up for the right to hang a pentacle on city hall? Or a symbol of The Green Man?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2005

    Corporate America has joined in

    The Liberals continue to divide the country and force their ideology down the throat of anyone who disagrees with them. The cry of the elitist is the following: 'We know what is best for the country. So fall in line or else we will file suit and make you.' John tells it like it is and provides the supporting documentation. The freedom to express one's religion has even invaded into the work place. Corporate America has joined in with their 'diversity', 'civil treatment' and 'hostile work environment'. Be warned.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2005

    Eye opener.

    This book highlights how Christmas has changed over the years and how a true Christian Christmas is no longer celebrated. Most stores put up holiday decorations and wish you a happy holidays and as the previous reviewer points out they start the so called celebration in October. But its anything but Christmas we are celebrating. The books makes you think about what you see and listen too.

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