The war on Christmas is not over yet



The Nativity is what the “holiday” season is really about.

Mac Connors, Crier Staff

Christmas is among the most recognized holidays in America and perhaps the world. However, in recent decades, more and more people have been demanding its removal from the national canon of holidays. They have been responsible for Christmas trees being removed from schools and mangers being stripped from city halls. They dare not even say the name Christmas, and replace it with that epithet: x-mas. Christmas has become to these people what a crucifix is to a vampire and they will not rest until they have abolished it completely. In the words of William Shakespeare, “Hell is empty and the devils are here.” 

The attacks on Christmas began in the 17th Century, with the establishment of the Plymouth Colony by the Puritans. The Puritans, who were very much opposed to any traditions of the Catholic Church, abolished any festival or holiday associated with it and tried to block the memory of the Catholic faith from everybody’s minds. This began with one of the biggest sacralities of the Catholic liturgical year; Christmas. Public celebrations, as had once been commonplace throughout all of the known western world, were banned and people caught celebrating were punished harshly. In an account of the colony, Of Plymouth Plantation, written by Governor William Bradford, he admitted to confiscating children’s toys on Christmas day, “so he went to them, and took away their implements, and told them that was against his conscience, that they should play and others work. If they made the keeping of it matter of devotion, let them keep their houses, but there should be no gaming or revelling in the streets.” This example of strong sentiment against Christmas has not weakened, but grew in the following centuries after Governor Grinch and his Plymouth Colony.

The next major attack on Christmas came along with one of the single most evil attacks on civil society known to man; the French Revolution. The Revolution, which sought to upend civil society, was the first embodiment of what Marx would later term “the ruthless criticism of all that exists.” The Revolution abolished any semblance of tradition from holidays of the Catholic Church to the months of the year. While the Catholic Church was barred from practice, a new group called the Cult of Reason rose to prominence. They actively called for the abolition of Christmas and did not stop short of denying the existence of God. While in a previous halcyon age, the French could enjoy three king’s cake, they now had to eat “equality cake,” which sounds as though it had been dreamed up by one of today’s PhD-educated race hustlers. The entirety of Christmas was abolished and not publicly acknowledged again until the end of the revolutionary age; yet the attack on the birth of Christ did not stop there.

In the 20th Century, a slew of attacks on Christmas came from the evil fruitions of those revolutionary ideals that started in France through the nation of the Soviet Union. Under the soviet regime, the only religion allowed in the state was atheism, which no one dared to contradict, out of fear for their lives. With this new religion, Christmas was banned and public celebration of the holiday was met with swift repercussions. In 1935, the government enacted a semantic change, which sought to erase Christmas from people’s minds altogether, by renaming Christmas trees “New Year’s trees.” This newfound tradition continued for many years, until the abolition of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, which brought back the revival of Christmas. Although Russia suffered a massive suppression of Christmas, they were not alone. After the rise of the evil Nazi regime in Germany in 1933, the propoganda ministry began a vicious campaign of manipulating Christmas to fulfill their ideological goals. They took the melodies of traditional Christmas songs and rewrote the lyrics to support the racist ideology of the Nazi state. In Nazi Germany, as well as the Soviet Union, the most important aspect of the holiday, the birth of Christ, was erased and left for dead. But as with most evil, it does not stand stagnant, but spreads rapidly, and in the late 20th Century, it finally hit the United States.

In 1984, the Supreme Court ruled in the case Lynch v. Donnelly that a nativity scene in the town of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, did not violate the Establishment Clause of the Constitution. Their justification for upholding the nativity scene was not that religion can be publicly practiced, which is guaranteed by the Constitution, but it was that it was legal since it had “legitimate secular purposes.” The only reason that the nativity scene was allowed to stand was because it was adjacent to a snowman or a statue of Santa Claus. On its own, according to the Supreme Court’s ruling, it had no right to stand in the public square. What has occurred in the following decades is the total abolition of the Christmas holiday from collective memory. Signs of “Merry Christmas” are now superimposed with “Happy Holidays,” which discredit the individual worth of each holiday and clump them together in favor of a multicultural and secular sounding season. And there is no reason to believe that the attack on Christmas will end there. 

If the citizens of the United States do not stand up to this ruination of Christmas, then we truly possess no standards as a nation. If we can allow one of our most sacred holidays to be stripped from our recognition and practice, then where does the destruction end? It will not end until every traditional element of this country is destroyed and battered and until everyone repeats the same platitudes of “Happy Holidays” like lambs being led to slaughter. This is the time to act; stop saying “Happy Holidays” and wish people a Merry Christmas. Do not let those in the throne of power tell you otherwise. If we are to live under multiculturalism, then we are to die under multiculturalism. God Bless you all and Merry Christmas!