Wednesday, November 15, 2006



Ugh, it's that time of year again. The holiday season is upon us, so you know what that means, right? Time to don your body armor and load your weapons - it's the War on Christmas time of year! Again.

In the story that no one gave two shits about last year, save tired polemics looking to sell books, it's time for everyone to get all up in arms because a greeter at a given department store says "Happy Holidays" as opposed to "Merry Christmas." And, like last year, Bill-O is leading the charge. On his program last night, he trumpeted his crusade to make the holiday shoppers safe from the benign yet completely offensive Happy Holidays phrase as some retailers this year have decided to go back to Merry Christmas.

I'm trying to write this with my usual clever and witty remarks, but I feel as though my brain is literally melting for having to even address this inane bit of nonsense that was pointless last year and it frustrates me to no end that it's being regurgitated yet again in '06. Memo to Bill - this was not a battle in the culture war, this is not a "problem" as you put it [video found at Think Progress]. This is useless filler designed for you to sell a few more copies of your silly little book. Get over yourself, you fearless culture warrior. You've taken what is basically a 20-second Seinfeld joke ("Did ya ever notice how greeters used to say Merry Christmas, but now say Happy Holidays? What is the deal?") and made it into the most pointless argument this side of a discussion on the pre-nup between Britney and K-Fed.

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