You'd really think this stuff would start to get old for Bill-O after a while, but apparently not, since he has once again declared it's time for his annual tradition of hyping his phony, drummed up "war on Christmas." O'Reilly doesn't have much use for covering actual wars, but he sure loves playing the victim card for the poor, downtrodden picked on Christians.
Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ but it’s also a federal holiday. Signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1870, the law acknowledges the United States’ Judeo-Christian tradition.
Bill O’Reilly commented in his Talking Points Memo, “Everything was swell up until about 10 years ago when creeping secularism and pressure from groups like the ACLU began attacking the Christmas holiday. They demanded the word Christmas be removed from advertising and public displays.”
Many people caved in to their demands, creating what O’Reilly has dubbed as the “Happy Holidays” syndrome.
With Hanukkah ending this Thursday, there are no more holidays between then and Christmas.
O’Reilly criticized a Macy’s advertisement with a Santa Clause who can help shoppers with their “holiday wish list.”
“What holiday is Santa celebrating? Winter Solstice? The birthday of a reindeer?” O’Reilly asked.