Season's greetings CFC As part of my penance for Pimpin' Santa Thread, I decided to start a new one looking at the alleged "War on Christmas" phenomenon. If you're not familiar with the issue, some media commentators over the last couple of years have running stories on how secularists and 'political correcters' in powerful places have been trying to take the religion and spirituality out of christmas, removing symbols of christianity, changing traditional greetings and the like. Some have even gone as far as to state that it is part of a larger conspiracy among the left/progressive/etc to remove religion from the American (or Canadian, Australian, etc etc) way of life. Critics of these commentators often say that the issue is overblown, that stories are misrepresented, and that, in short, there is no 'war on christmas' or conspiracy to do away with christianity. So.....why don't we try to take a closer look at this war on christmas and try to separate the facts from the BS...So here's what we do: *If you know of a story about the "war on christmas" (not an opinion piece, but an actual event or newspiece) post it here. News articles are better, but personal annecdotes are accepted as well. *Tell us why this represents either an affront to the spiritual roots of christmas, or if it is simply an overblown story. DEBATE SHALL ENSUE! *Try to make it as current as possible (i.e. from this year's season) but given that it's only Dec 6, you can use stuff from previous years as well... and let's try to keep the trolling and silly comments to a minimum, and just focus on the specifics o the stories presented. mmmmkay?