For much of Christmas Eve night, the tubes were abuzz about another case of Donald Trump peddling alternative facts on Twitter. He claimed–once again–that he has ended Barack Obama’s eight-year war on Christmas. Never mind that there is ample video evidence of Barack and Michelle saying “Merry Christmas.” But believe it or not, that wasn’t […]
On the morning of November 27th, First Lady Melania Trump — or more likely, a surrogate — tweeted the following: The decorations are up! @WhiteHouse is ready to celebrate! Wishing you a Merry Christmas & joyous holiday season! pic.twitter.com/d6ZuyeFvrw — Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) November 27, 2017 To be fair, it’s a nice video. And to […]
Remember all those times Donald Trump promised that if he was elected president, he’d make sure everyone said Merry Christmas instead of Happy Holidays? Well, now that he’s the latest resident at the White House, Trump and First Lady Melania have gone BIG for their first Christmas in Washington, D.C. On Monday, Mrs. Trump showed […]
Religious people may think that atheists and non-believers are fighting some kind of “War on Christmas,” but we really aren’t. Many of us enjoy spending time with friends and family anyway. Here are some tips on how to handle religious differences, from author David G. McAfee: 1. Ignore The People Who Say “Don’t Talk About […]
“Silent night, Holy night, all is calm, all is bright…” We all know the words. Even if you aren’t a Christian, you can sing the song. For most, it’s the Christmas-card-perfect ideal of what Christmas is and means. Advent includes the four Sundays leading up to Christmas. It is a time of expectation and anticipation, […]
For years now, we have dealt with the “War on Christmas.” Some RWNJs are claiming that they are being persecuted because they say “Merry Christmas.” Many people think that we should say “Happy Holidays” instead. We can say whichever greeting or nicety we want to. There are many holidays that people celebrate in November and […]
In the classic 1965 Peanuts Christmas Special, Charlie Brown is tired of Christmas being too commercial, so he decides to put on a Christmas pageant. During the special, the character Linus recites a passage from the Bible. That Bible quote has sparked a debate over religious liberty at a middle school in Texas. A middle school […]
Nat King Cole’s “The Christmas Song,” or “Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire” as we know it better, got an excellent political spin this year by singer/songwriter Fiona Apple. President-elect Donald Trump gets the honor of being the muse and inspiration for Apple’s amazing rendition and you just can’t help picturing her standing next to […]
Advent is not Christmas, and the 12 Days of Christmas are not December 13th to the 25th. Here are the basics you need to know to understand and participate in Advent: 1. The idea of a season of Advent probably started in the late 4th century, as we have several sermons from that period which […]
The holidays have snuck up on us so quickly that I didn’t even realize how close to the festivities we actually were until I took a gander through some of the fabulous 2016 White House decorations with President Obama and his First Lady. The events first started when First Lady Michelle Obama accepted her last […]
The last official White House Christmas tree of the Obama administration, arrived on Friday and was received by the ever gracious First Lady, Michelle Obama. A 19-foot Balsam-Veitch Fir grown in Oconto, Wisconsin at the Whispering Pines Tree Farm was delivered by horse and carriage to the White House and presented by Dave and Mary […]
As if this election season wasn’t crazy enough, President-elect Donald Trump is still hawking campaign merchandise. He’s already snagged the election, we don’t need more of his merchandise. The description on the product page reads: “Get in the Christmas spirit with your very own Make America Great Again Red Cap Collectible Ornament. Made of brass and […]
Southland Christian Church’s short film about Christmas blew up Facebook.
O’Reilly and his ilk did not create the “War on Christmas” from nothing. They are merely the newest incarnation of a horrifying American tradition.
Sean Hayes brings the sugar-induced hilarity in this holiday video.
Dealing with crazy relatives, crazy work schedules, and even crazier holiday shopping makes for a pretty stressful holiday season – especially for travelers. Airlines at least try to make the best of things for passengers, but no matter how festive they might feel, the usual holiday hell and Bah Humbug takes over, wiping the holiday cheer […]
What a way to start the holidays! Law enforcement officers in Monroe County, Georgia recently received an anonymous donation of $5000. The only instruction given with the donation was to give out the money in $100 bills in place of tickets in the case of minor driving infractions. So County Sheriff John Cary Basitt handed […]
One woman’s kind gesture has demonstrated that the holiday season really does bring out the best in people. At a McDonald’s drive thru in Florida Torie Keene embraced the holiday spirit by paying for the meal of the car behind her. This gesture of goodwill then sparked a chain of 250 people who all happily […]
John Oliver is currently taking a small break from his show Last Week Tonight, but much to the delight of his faithful fans, he released a short clip with some advise on re-gifting this holiday season. Every single holiday season, we all get at least one gift, where we sit back and think ‘what the f*ck!‘ […]