The Christmas season is officially upon us.
The holiday decorations are up in malls and homes. Shoppers are out in full force, ready to bite and maim anyone who stands in their way. And soldiers are enlisting again for the all-important annual tradition, the war on Christmas.
There’s no doubt that that the war for Christmas continues. Bill O’Reilly may have fired the first shot in this year’s battle with an opinion segment a week before Thanksgiving. Over the next few weeks, the good cheer of the season will be peppered with stories of oppressive governments and secular retailers and godless neighborhood associations facing off against valiant defenders of Jesus’ birthday celebration. It’s up to the few, the proud, the Christians to save Christmas.
And as the battle heats up again, I realized that when it comes to this annual tradition, I’m a card carrying Christmas pacifist. I might even hike to Canada this year to dodge my Christmas duty. I just don’t care. Let them take Christmas.