Monday, December 05, 2005

The War on Christmas hits home

Fishfrog has recently posted about the supposed "War on Christmas" here and here, so it' s been on my mind. I used to think that the idea of a War on Christmas was stupid. If your religion's big problem is that Target clerks don't mention your holiday as explicitly as you'd like when you buy toilet paper, you don't have much to complain about.

But now I realize that the War on Christmas crowd has a point.

As I said in my last post, I'm a big fan of Christmas songs. Specifically, I'm a fan of traditional Christmas carols, because they are awesome; I generally find modern pop-holiday songs annoying, because they are. While listening to the all-holiday music station for three hours yesterday, I heard only ONE traditional song, Hark the Herald Angels Sing. However, I heard each of the following songs at least twice: Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, Sleigh Ride, Winter Wonderland, and Jingle Bell Rock.

What is going on here? I thought I lived in a Christian country! What good is electing the religious right if I have to listen to ACLU-sanctioned, secular crap like Hilary Duff singing "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" on the public airwaves? I'm being oppressed, and I'm not going to stand for it.


warm fuzzy said...

I, too, am listening to the "original Christmas station" and getting lamo secular holiday music. This is an OUTRAGE!

warm fuzzy said...

Someone at the Christmas Station must read your blog because the songs today have been decidedly better. I only heard "where is Christmas" once adn I have heard Walking in a Winter Wonderland, Let it Snow, and the Barenakedladies/SarahMaclaughlin version of God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman/We Three Kings.

All in all, a good day.