There are no two words more triggering to a zealous leftist than “Merry Christmas.” The cheery phrase signifies a belief in redemption and higher power outside of government. Celebrated with hearty displays of joyous capitalism. It’s the most problematic time of the year.
Donald and Melania Trump mounted an angel on the tree-shaped cake by including “Merry Christmas” in the official White House Christmas card. A tradition not had since before Barack and Michelle Obama decked their halls with boughs of secularism.
“Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year” read the 2017 card signed by Donald, Melania and their son, Barron Trump.
No “Happy Holidays” here!
— Nikki Schwab (@NikkiSchwab) November 27, 2017
Trump has long rejected the politically correct trend of bucking the friendly “Merry Christmas” with the generic “Happy Holidays.” After the 2016 election, but before taking office, Trump vowed to a Michigan crowd, “We’re going to start saying “Merry Christmas again!”
More recently, President Trump repeated his pledge at last October’s Voter Values Summit saying: “They don’t use the word ‘Christmas” because it’s not politically correct.
“We’re going to start saying “Merry Christmas again.”
Is the battle between “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Holidays” one worth losing friends and family? Probably not. But saying “Happy Holidays” in lieu of Merry Christmas is irksome. Christmas is the holiday being celebrated, no?
The Trumps’ stance on Christmas is diametrically opposed to Obama, whose card had all the merriment of a certification for completing driver’s ed.
“May your holidays shine with the light of the season.” What season? Why is it lit up? Why is it shining? Oh right. Jesus.
Before some snooty know-it-all comments “But Christmas time is pagan, see my sanctimonious Facebook post for more details” stop it. Nobody likes you. Also, you need to do a little more research beyond what you heard on NPR.
Trump bringing Christmas to the White House isn’t life changing, but it sure is a refreshing change of pace. Let’s hope Melania and company can keep that place classy with more Silent Night less Jingle Bell Rock. Don’t let Trump near a Santa suit. Just don’t.
Get into the Christmas spirit by watching Steven waterboarded. It’s okay, you can watch it twice.