Remember when you were a child and were having a silly fight with your siblings or friends and the best part was when the other person became so sensitive to the smallest slight that all that it took to get them riled up about something was to make the slightest gesture (like a look) without even having to actually do anything substantial?
Well we seem to have reached that stage in the war on Christmas. We have made the pious defenders of the baby Jesus so uptight that you only have to do something really minor and silly like put up a beer Festivus pole or write a facetious article to trigger a major freak out and comedians are having a field day with the resulting nonsense.
Jon Stewart of The Daily Show had two segments on it.
(These clips aired on December 12, 2013. To get suggestions on how to view clips of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report outside the US, please see this earlier post. If the videos autoplay, please see here for a diagnosis and possible solutions.)
Stephen Colbert also got in his licks with two clips.
(This clip aired on December 11, 2013.)
(This clip aired on December 12, 2013.)
Even Jimmy Kimmel got into the act (via heather .)