Winning in the War on Christmas

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Winning in the War on Christmas

[cap­tion id=“attachment_103958” align=“alignright” width=“180”] Chicago’s “hol­i­day tree” in 2011[/caption]

By John Ruberry

The War on Christ­mas, the secular-​progressives’ assault on Christ­mas and yes, reli­gion, is fad­ing away. And Christ­mas is winning.

In today’s video mes­sage to our mil­i­tary, some of whom of course belong to faiths other than Chris­tian­ity, Pres­i­dent Trump beamed, “I just want to wish every­body a very, very Merry Christ­mas, we say Merry Christ­mas, again, very, very proudly. Very very Merry Christmas.”

Nearly two years ago then-​candidate Don­ald Trump mused, “When was the last time you saw ‘Merry Christ­mas?’ You don’t see it any more. They want to be polit­i­cally cor­rect. If I’m pres­i­dent, you’re going to see ‘Merry Christ­mas’ in depart­ment stores, believe me, believe me. You’re going to see it.”

And you know what, I’ve seen “Merry Christ­mas” in depart­ment stores this year. Yes­ter­day at the end of the weekly meet­ing at my job my boss, who is Jew­ish, wished every­one “a very Merry Christmas.”

And I’m hear­ing more “Merry Christ­mases” this year than I’ve heard in years. Believe me. I fig­ured this would hap­pen, as I posted in this space on Christ­mas Day last year.

True, the counter-​attack in the War on Christ­mas goes back at least five years, but Trump is the first promi­nent politi­cian to embrace it, so the pres­i­dent is enti­tled to a vic­tory dance as he rocks around the Christ­mas tree.

[cap­tion id=“attachment_100542” align=“alignleft” width=“175”] Blog­ger out­side of Chicago’s Trump Tower[/caption]

Closer to home, for me that is, comes this Christ­mas tri­umph. In 2011 for the first time there was a “hol­i­day tree” at Chicago’s Daley Plaza. Rahm Emanuel is Chicago’s first Jew­ish mayor – and he’s also the city’s first secular-​progressive one. And it was in his first year in office when the con­cept of a Chicago Christ­mas was axed. But this year it’s a Christ­mas tree again. I’m not sure when the switch­back occurred, but it’s ironic to note that a cou­ple of weeks ago the embat­tled mayor declared Chicago a “Trump-​free zone.”

An hour ago, sub­bing for the usual host on This Week With George Stephanopou­los, Jonathan Karl wished view­ers “a Merry Christ­mas” at the end of the show.

And from Mor­ton Grove, Illi­nois I will do the same this Christ­mas Eve.

Merry Christ­mas to you!

John Ruberry reg­u­larly blogs at Marathon Pun­dit.

Chicago’s “holiday tree” in 2011

By John Ruberry

The War on Christmas, the secular-progressives’ assault on Christmas and yes, religion, is fading away. And Christmas is winning.

In today’s video message to our military, some of whom of course belong to faiths other than Christianity, President Trump beamed, “I just want to wish everybody a very, very Merry Christmas, we say Merry Christmas, again, very, very proudly. Very very Merry Christmas.”

Nearly two years ago then-candidate Donald Trump mused, “When was the last time you saw ‘Merry Christmas?’ You don’t see it any more. They want to be politically correct. If I’m president, you’re going to see ‘Merry Christmas’ in department stores, believe me, believe me. You’re going to see it.”

And you know what, I’ve seen “Merry Christmas” in department stores this year. Yesterday at the end of the weekly meeting at my job my boss, who is Jewish, wished everyone “a very Merry Christmas.”

And I’m hearing more “Merry Christmases” this year than I’ve heard in years. Believe me. I figured this would happen, as I posted in this space on Christmas Day last year.

True, the counter-attack in the War on Christmas goes back at least five years, but Trump is the first prominent politician to embrace it, so the president is entitled to a victory dance as he rocks around the Christmas tree.

Blogger outside of Chicago’s Trump Tower

Closer to home, for me that is, comes this Christmas triumph. In 2011 for the first time there was a “holiday tree” at Chicago’s Daley Plaza. Rahm Emanuel is Chicago’s first Jewish mayor–and he’s also the city’s first secular-progressive one. And it was in his first year in office when the concept of a Chicago Christmas was axed. But this year it’s a Christmas tree again. I’m not sure when the switchback occurred, but it’s ironic to note that a couple of weeks ago the embattled mayor declared Chicago a “Trump-free zone.”

An hour ago, subbing for the usual host on This Week With George Stephanopoulos, Jonathan Karl wished viewers “a Merry Christmas” at the end of the show.

And from Morton Grove, Illinois I will do the same this Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas to you!

John Ruberry regularly blogs at Marathon Pundit.