Fox News’ Fantasy: War On Christmas

Guest Columnist

It’s that time of the year when the idiots at Fox News rail against the so-called War On Christmas.

This year the charge is being led by Gretchen Carlson, one of the hosts of Fox & Friends morning show and a former Miss America, who insists that somewhere in America school districts are banning the use of the Christmas colors red and green.
 Never happened.  Just another Fox News fantasy.
What she and her ilk want are alcohol, gifts, trees, nativity scenes, lights and Santa Claus.   In other words, she wants a Roman Catholic party of idyll worshipping.
Well, America is a Protestant country. We are founded on Calvinist/Puritanical principles.  So lets get back to the basics of “real Old Time Religion.
What I am talking about is the Christmas of the Puritans–no Christmas.
First of all we have to drop that name. The idea that modifying a pagan holiday (Winter Solstice) with gussied up trees should represent the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ is blasphemy.
In 1583, the Scotch Presbyterians correctly concluded that there was no Biblical basis for Christmas. Until 1958 December 25 was a workday in Scotland.
But the man who best understood the idyll worshipping of Christmas was Oliver Cromwell. In 1647 he got the British Parliament to ban Christmas. 
He rightfully made celebrating this Papist drunken brawl (wassailing) a crime.
Fortunately, in 1659 our Pilgrims fathers followed suite with Cromwell and banned this Romanist debauchery in Massachusetts.
It stayed that way until the 1840’s when Queen Victoria’s foreign husband, Prince Albert, infected us with his strange German ideas. 
Backing him up was that evil propagandist Charles Dickens and his heretical story A Christmas Carol.  I for one understand that Ebenezer Scrooge was the real Christian. Bob Cratchit and his son Tiny Tim were whiney beggars who wanted to get free food and  paid for not working on December 25. Bah humbug!
Hard work is the real and only way to honor God.
So join with me when I proclaim: “Say no to FOX and say yes to Jesus.

8 Responses to “Fox News’ Fantasy: War On Christmas”

  1. ? says:

    What the hell?

  2. watcher says:

    Grab ur harmonica here comes Hannucha…too much gin and tonica?????

  3. Foxy says:

    Fox News and its “entertainers” continue to use the public airwaves to make up stories and downright lies.

    Maybe it is time for a boycott of their advertisers.

  4. Fact Check says:


    You csn boycott whomever you wish, but you might check your premises first. It took me about two minutes on Google to get the facts. The report was not made up by Fox. It was first reported by WESH-TV, an NBC affiliate, on Nov. 24, based on an inteview with a parent. The parent said the school had banned the colors red and green. The parent was apparently mistaken, but the story was not updated until Nov. 29 when Seminole County school officials said no such policy existed.

  5. Floridan says:

    @Factchecker – But Fox reported this bogus story anyway, didn’t it?

  6. Fact Check says:


    Yes, they did. This opens up a whole different can of worms — that is, the responsibility of a news organization to fact check a news report from another source. I don’t know the answer to that, but it would be almost impossible for any national news organization, be it Fox or NBC or ABC or AP, to verify every story. I don’t know how Fox reported it, but the bare outlines of the story are true. A parent said such and such, that five days later proved to be mistaken. I can’t even say for sure that the person interviewed lied. It could have just been a misunderstanding on his or her part.

    In my previous comment, I was addressing the commenters allegation that Fox made up the story. Well, they did not; no one made up the story.

  7. Daar Mr. Nevins says:

    Could you please stop Sam Fields diatribes against religion which became boring months ago?

  8. Chico Marx says:

    You can’t fool me, there ain’t no sanity clause.