War on Christmas Flashback


I haven’t been paying much attention to right-wing media lately, but Mr. Slowpoke just informed me that the “War on Christmas” is apparently still on. I’ve been so busy traveling and working and preparing to bake a feast and saying “Merry Christmas” to people I know who celebrate Christmas, I didn’t even notice! Anyway, I thought I’d share this cartoon from the Great Christmas Battle of 2005.

(PS: I received an early Christmas present in the form of having a cartoon published on NPR.org yesterday. I think I may have a cartoon in the LA Times this Sunday too!)



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  • http://actionlessactivity.wordpress.com Ethan Johnson

    I’m not sure if you have Menards hardware stores in your area, but they have a holiday jingle that they play over the loudspeakers that tries to cram as many “Merry Christmas”-es in there as possible, leading me to wonder if that was some kind of BillO vaccine. Apparently so, if the WoC is still raging on.

  • Marcus

    It my local supermarket they seemed to be in compromise mode where the automatic announcer started with a rousing “Merry Christmas shoppers!!!” only to then refer to all the advertised products as “holiday hams” or something “great for your holiday meal”, etc.
    My guess is that whoever first recorded it hadn’t gotten the WoC memo and some panicked upper manager added the intro.

Jen Sorensen is a nationally-syndicated political cartoonist whose work has appeared in The Progressive, The Nation, Daily Kos, Austin Chronicle, NPR, Ms., Politico, and many other publications. The recipient of the 2014 Herblock Prize and a 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, she tweets at @JenSorensen.

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