Every year about this time there seems to be a ‘War on Christmas’ for Bill O’Reily. He’ll fill viewer’s heads with obscure stories about a town that is not allowed to display Christmas’ scenes. He’ll also report about a huge department store that advises their employees to use happy holidays greeting instead of the usual Merry Christmas’ one. Bill’s expert staffers (as he calls them) will keep a sharp eye on the White House looking for another reason to dub them the opponent in the so –called ‘War on Christmas.’
The blame is usually placed on the secular liberals who don’t want any Christmas display on public property. That myth has been around for longtime.
Bill O’Reilly is not a serious journalist; he’s an opportunist who carved out this niche for himself. His followers are already angry because their political beliefs are not resonating with most Americans, so anything less than 100% of participation in promoting Christmas’ becomes a war.
I’m going to continue to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year as a matter of habit and not just because it may or may not be politically correct. I think most people feel this way, but I do know some bitter people who seem to fall for any conspiracy such as the ‘War on Christmas.’