Like Christmas music and decorations, rumblings from the Right about a mythical “war on Christmas” come earlier every year. In the second week of October, we have perhaps the first entrant: the American Family Association—fresh off its success in bombarding newspapers with angry letters demanding they stop running a television ad—is warning its supporters that the web site for a cookie company is not using the word “Christmas.” As usual, this is translated into an effort to “offend Christians” and “ban Christmas”:
Mrs. Fields has become the first company to ban Christmas from their products and promotion for this year. … Mrs. Fields wants the business of Christians who celebrate Christmas, but they don’t mind if they offend Christians. …
Tell the company that since they don’t mind offending Christians, you will not be purchasing their products this Christmas. Ask them to please use Christmas in their promotion next year.
Read more on the ghost of “war on Christmas” past.