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    With the economy still in a hangover I doubt that a few flimsy decorations will inspire shoppers to shop in the land of "Made In China" goods. [QUOTE]Xmas is the time when you sit in front of a dead tree and hope that some obese senior citizen will bring presents … Read More

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    I never understood the 'war on xmas' stuff - how is "Happy Holidays" an evil thing? Christmas is Dec. 25th - that is the day to wish someone a Merry Christmas. Do you wish someone 'happy Thanksgiving for weeks before the day? The winter solstice is such a good time … Read More

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Wal-Mart may be losing the holiday spirit but Joe Arpaio will be sharing christmas decor and music from around the world with ~8000 citizens of AZ :)

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That is Wal-Mart this year -- no Christmas music and no Christmas tree at the front doors. Its really sad that Wal-Mart isn't in the Christmas spirit this year.

Sadly, Christmas is no longer politically correct in the United States. Must be fair to the people who don't celebrate Christmas. Although I don't know how someone gets offended by a tree with lights and decorations porttraying an obese man in a red costume, but that's the way the world is today.

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With the economy still in a hangover I doubt that a few flimsy decorations will inspire shoppers to shop in the land of "Made In China" goods.

Xmas is the time when you sit in front of a dead tree and hope that some obese senior citizen will bring presents down the chimney.

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I never understood the 'war on xmas' stuff - how is "Happy Holidays" an evil thing? Christmas is Dec. 25th - that is the day to wish someone a Merry Christmas. Do you wish someone 'happy Thanksgiving for weeks before the day? The winter solstice is such a good time for a holiday that almost all religions have a 'special' day during that time of the year. Rather than try to remember all those different holidays, it seems to me that Happy Holidays works pretty well.

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I never understood the 'war on xmas' stuff - how is "Happy Holidays" an evil thing? Christmas is Dec. 25th - that is the day to wish someone a Merry Christmas. Do you wish someone 'happy Thanksgiving for weeks before the day? The winter solstice is such a good time for a holiday that almost all religions have a 'special' day during that time of the year. Rather than try to remember all those different holidays, it seems to me that Happy Holidays works pretty well.

hey, man. the war on xmas has little to do with the date. It is about forcing everyone else to celebrate a certain way (trees+lights+furry red fat guy) when not everyone wants to be bombarded with that way of thinking.

Hey, there are a lot of 'Christians' that don't celebrate xmas, because they believe it is based on incorrect and/or corrupt assumptions. (like biblically the date of Jesus birth is not dec25, for eg).

You don't see the Jews pushing Hanakah in everyone's faces, they just go about it quietly. you know it is there, but it isn't shoved down your throat.

Besides, the only peple that push xmas are commercially oriented anyway - big business. xmas is big $$. New zealand (4 million people) spent 2.6 billion$ on dec 24 alone, with 134 transactions per second (eftpos only, not including cash, credit etc). most of those shoppers look stressed, not happy.

So the war on xmas is really a war on commercialisim. Go Jo public!!

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I think we are talking about 2 different wars - I was talking about B.O'R.'s war on xmas

Sorry if I am mistaken, but it seems to me that Bill O'Rielly is actually quite neutral in his views in that segment. possibly even slightly xmas-pro rather than con.

He is stating that the Liberalist parties are trying to hush down all aspects of religion in general - Xmas being a highly visible one - because if no one is listening to the 'christians'/other conservative religions, then passing laws that allow things like drug use, abortion, etc will be easier.

I am in New Zealand, So I am not hugely familiar with America's political system. Or Bill O'Rielly. But isn't that what he is saying?

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