Like it or not, Christmas can no longer be separated from politics.
From Sarah Palin to Bill O’Reilly, the warriors have been famous and prolific. But for years any fan of Christmas could rise above the political din. You could “agree” with controversial public figures who embrace Christmas without being really associated with them.
Now comes President Donald Trump.
He is brash, his mouth knows no limit, he tweets incessantly, and he is quickly becoming known as the Great Divider. Oh, and he loves Christmas.
This is the change in the war on Christmas we have warned you about.
Before, you could say “Merry Christmas” and people would just call it your belief — your personal brand of celebration. No harm, no foul.
But, thanks to Donald Trump and the polarized divisions politically in the world if you agree with him on anything you will bear his brand — no matter how it is perceived.
We’ve heard about it already.
Our website is simply titled, “Defend Christmas”.
We’re not about politics.
Yet, since the election of Donald Trump we have seen a huge rush of lawsuits thrown our way. Threats, too.
We don’t endorse Trump. And if you must know, NO, I didn’t vote for the guy (and I would never vote for HER, just to be guilty of full disclosure here).
But that doesn’t matter because our job here is to DEFEND CHRISTMAS.
But it has changed now.
If you are a Christmas defender be prepared for what now comes with it. It is an all new level of anti-Christmas vitriol because it is now, more than ever, a political statement. If you defend Christmas, if you say Merry Christmas, if you celebrate the traditional American Christmas you are going to be labeled as Pro-Trump.
That will make you as big a blowhard, as big a bigot, as big a nightmare as President Donald Trump.
Officially, we say, take it.
Defending Christmas is, in the end, even bigger than The Donald.
But we don’t appreciate it. Bearing what we bear simply because we defend Christmas is bad enough. But now to bear the label of Donald Trump our jobs just became a lot more difficult.