Surprise! The War on Christmas Goes Back 67 years to Bing Crosby
Over the past five years, it’s become fashionable among fundamentalist Christians to complain in December that the “War on Christmas” has “stolen” their holiday. Why, people are saying “Happy Holidays” to one another! Isn’t that awful?
I think it’s wonderful! This year we need Christ in Christmas more than ever, no matter how hard the “happy holidays” industry wants to steal our Christmas! Two fervently prayerful thumbs up! Julie Kay Smithson near London, Ohio.
Philip Nulman: “Season’s Greetings” and “Happy Holidays,” Bill, does not offend Christians.
Bill O’Reilly: Yes, it does. It absolutely does. And I know that for a fact.
The new push to ban “Christmas” and replace it with “Happy Holidays,” “Season’s Greetings,” etc. is gaining ground…
Oh, yes, that “new push” to use the phrase “Happy Holidays.” Well, how new is it? Is 67 years ago “new”? Since I was a kid, I’ve heard the tune “Happy Holidays” played on the radio. It was featured in the 1942 Bing Crosby film Holiday Inn:
Happy holiday, happy holiday
May the calendar keep bringing
Happy holidays to you
Oh, that evil, evil Bing. Even from the grave, his War on Christmas continues! Hide the children!