Dec 18 2017

None of These Celebrate Chanukah

None of these celebrate Chanukah. WAR ON CHANUKAH!

The new series features a pair of penguins visiting tropical-weather family

Source: December Global Festivities Marked by Google Doodle | Time

Dec 24 2009

NORAD Santa Tracker Proves War On Christmas Is Nonsense

One of the many, many things proving that the GOP Conservative Hive Mind created the War On Christmas to sell books and inspire outrage among the masses of morons in this great land is the Official NORAD Santa Tracker.

That’s right. It’s official. From NORAD. A government agency.

Now, I should point out that I don’t have a problem with Santa, or Christmas. I grew up believing in Santa Claus, despite the fact that I was Jewish, and can recall specifically the moment when I found out that Christmas was actually a religious holiday. Everyone was going to Midnight Mass, and when I asked why they were going to church, someone explained that Christmas was about the birth of Christ, and so on. I really had no idea. Because Santa Claus is not about religion.

But I digress.

There is a quasi-movement among the GOP Conservative Hive Mind, led by freakos like Bill O’Reilly, that has tried to make it seem as if Christmas is being attacked by… well, it’s not clear who. But whenever someone has the nerve to say “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas”, these guys get their panties in a bunch.

So here’s the thing, guys. (And it’s mostly guys. There are a few women, but it’s mostly menfolk.) There is an Official NORAD Santa Tracker. Most of the United States is closed on Christmas Day. There are umpteen Christmas specials on television, and roughly zero Chanukah specials. (There might be one or two that I missed. But even if there were ten, it wouldn’t come close to the amount of Christmas specials.) So just enjoy the holiday, and stop looking at every attempt to acknowledge that there are other people in the world who might not do what you do or think the way that you think as a threat to your way of life.

War on Christmas? Bullshit.

Oh, and Merry Christmas.

Official NORAD Santa Tracker