I've always been fascinated by people that get bent out of shape about Xmas being called but "Christmas", working themselves into a lather about how the religion is being leeched out of it and that's bad. It's funny how they ignore the whole "freedom of religion" thing, blatantly shoving their own down the throats of everyone else, and even funnier how they have no clue that their holiday isn't Christian, but was just the Church's way of getting the pagans they beat up on to agree to Christian overload-ship. Don't forget that almost all these "holiday traditions" are stolen from the Celts and Romans, and that the birth of the Big JC was NOT in the middle of fucking winter. You know, just sayin'.
"War On Christmas" indeed. About as effective as a "War on Drugs", a "War On Poverty" or a "War On Terrorism". Here's a thought: enjoy the holiday season for what it is supposed to be, a celebration of peace and goodwill, a time of rebirth and renewal. You know, like the old Lowenbrau commercial, "here's to good friends, tonight is kinda special." You do your thing and have your religious ceremony, and let the rest of us do our thing, OK? Is that so fucking hard?
Man, the Bill of Rights should have had a slight disclaimer: freedom of religion should have also specified freedom FROM religion. See? I'm no Scrooge or Grinch, I love this season. What I hate is the people who insist on making it something it's not.