Is it time for the war on Christmas already?

It seems like every year, I keep forgetting to start the war on Christmas and before I realize it, there are only a few days left for me to destroy the holiday. But then I realized that there are some Christians who specialize in finding some event somewhere that enables them to conjure up how the godless are oppressing them and express righteous indignation over it.

And lo! It has now come to pass that without any effort from me or my fellow heathens, we have managed to get these Christians to wage the war on Christmas all by themselves, leaving the rest of us with more time to enjoy the holidays with our friends and family

The Daily Show describes how the war is going this year.

So let the war commence!

(This clip aired on December 3, 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.)


  1. AnotherAnonymouse says

    Hey, Mano; this year I outdid myself! Yesterday at work, I was accused of persecuting one of my customers (I’m in IT support) because…I made absolutely no mention whatsoever of any type of holiday! The convo went along these lines:

    Me: “…and it looks like this solves your problem. Is there anything else I can do for you?”
    Customer: “Oh, we have a problem. We have a BIG problem!”
    Me: “I’m confused. Your system is working.”
    Customer: “You didn’t say “Merry Christmas!”
    Me: “Uhm, uh, what?”
    Customer: “I celebrate CHRISTMAS! Not Happy Holidays”
    Me: “Sir, I’ve been fixing your computer problem over the phone. We weren’t discussing anything else”
    Customer: “Who’s your supervisor?!? I’m reporting you.”

    And thus, I got a note in my file for customer dis-service…for doing my job, and nothing but my job.

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