The “War on Christmas”? Bah humbug.

Since this very topic came up in the comments under my last article (the one about the Illuminati), I decided to repost this essay I wrote last year that expresses my sentiments about this issue. In spite of my being closer to Christ than I was a year ago, my opinions on this matter have not changed much.  (The original essay appears at the bottom of this article.)

I’d like to add my latest 2 cents about the so-called “war on Christmas”–the whole dumbfck Starbucks coffee cup drama.  I think it’s a delusion fed to us through (possibly) illuminati-run organizations like Faux News. Christmas, if anything, is more commercialized than ever because it’s become a way for big business to rake in the big bucks every year. It starts with Black Friday and everywhere you turn, it’s “buy buy buy, spend spend spend, smile smile smile”! It’s become a holiday of greed and fake cheer and it makes those who can’t afford much and/or don’t have families to spend Christmas with feel like crap. And that’s their intention–to emphasize the huge gap between the rich and the poor–and of course to make more money. I don’t make a big deal about Christmas anymore because it causes me too much stress. I treat it like Thanksgiving and focus on the food rather than the gifts, and I don’t decorate much. Thankfully this year my daughter is doing Christmas at her house. She gets a lot more into it than I do. Anyway, my point is, the whole Starbucks coffee cup thing is stupid. I mean, come on, if you really want a Christmas tree you can draw one on your cup. Maybe they should provide markers with the cups. I think they did that because they know many Jews and other non-Christians buy their products too so they just colored the cups red for the holidays. It’s no different than Christmas cards saying “seasons greetings” so non-Christians won’t be offended. And that’s nothing new, there were cards like that for as long as Christmas cards have been made but no one used to complain about it. People getting their panties in a bunch over Starbucks think it’s something new and there’s a war on Christmas because Fox News tells them there is. December 25th was originally a pagan holiday anyway. If there is a war on Christmas then it’s the fact that most people don’t remember it’s a solemn holiday to remember Christ’s birth, not a commercial free for all to make big business even richer.

Now, don’t think I’m completely down on Christmas. I want to end this article on a positive note. I stress a lot less about Christmas than I used to. My children both understand that I simply am not going to make a big deal over it the way I used to.  I’m going to bring a few inexpensive gifts and bake my traditional spinach and meat lasagna (Christmas colors in that, and no I am not Italian but I should be!)

I heard something interesting in church today. Our priest was addressing the issues of financial and emotional stress during the holidays, with many people feeling very alone. He said that at those times we begin to feel inadequate or alone, we should remember what Christmas is really all about and know that Jesus loves us no matter how poor, lonely or dejected we feel. And celebrate the coming of the Lord, who can deliver us from those negative thoughts and feelings. The trapping don’t matter, only our relationship with God does.

I felt lighthearted when I left church and felt inspired to do my little bit of Christmas shopping, with the $109 I just got from WordPress for the past 3 months of blogging.   It’s nice to know I can do fun things like buy a few nice gifts with money I got doing something I love.   I came home and put put up my tiny fiber optic table top tree that took about 5 minutes, and it looks just right in my postage stamp living room!  Suddenly I feel much more in the holiday spirit. So I guess I’m as ready as I’ll ever be, and that’s ready enough.



Lucky Otters Haven


Certain Christians who celebrate Christmas (not all Christians do) have lately been bellyaching via blogs, bumper stickers, and various memes that there is a “war on Christmas” going on. Even some conservative Christian politicians have been bloviating about this alleged “war on Christmas.” Where are the tiny violins?

I find it all a bit mystifying because if anything Christmas is more in your face today than it ever was before. The holiday season used to start the day after Thanksgiving; now it starts the day after Halloween, and even Thanksgiving has been insidiously taken over by a day celebrating the spirit of greed called “Black Friday”–which now has edged into “Black Thursday,” meaning many stores are now open on Thanksgiving so people can stock up on cheap TVs and other appliances to give their holiday shopping a head start.

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4 thoughts on “The “War on Christmas”? Bah humbug.

  1. How do you make money from WordPress?

    You just can’t win. You put Merry Christmas on your cup or any seasonal greeting, people find it offensive. Put nothing on it but Christmas colors, it’s still offensive.

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    • IKR? It’s so ridiculous how upset people get over something as silly as that. 🙄

      If you have a certain amount of traffic (I had enough in January this year) there is a program called WordAds that places ads on your site and with each impression (they don’t have to click on the ad) you make money. It’s not a lot– I average about $34-$40 a month now (up from about $12 in January), but it’s pocket money and definitely worth it. I’ve made about $225 this year. You have to set up a Paypal account because that’s how you get paid. WordPress pays when your balance reaches $100 (for me that took about 3 months) and it goes into your account the last day of the month.
      You don’t get to choose the ads they run, it’s based the interests of the people reading your site and also differs in depending on location. You will get both national and local ads, obviously the national ones pay more.
      You can apply to WordAds here:

      If your traffic is high enough (I don’t know how they figure that or what the number is to qualify) you will get an invitation and all you do is accept and then they automically put the ads on your site.
      Oh, and also, before you can do any of this, you have to have your own domain name (one that doesn’t have WordPress in the URL). It costs about $30 a year (or it could be $18, I forgot) Anyway, it’s not much and you can find the services in your dashboard under Upgrades.
      Hope that helps!

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  2. Thanks so much for your post. I’m glad to see I’m not the only one that feels this way about the holidays.

    I personally can’t stand all the fake cheer, or how all of a sudden they care about you.

    I’m glad to see you brought up that it’s areigenally a pagan holiday. In some of my study of Christian religion, I was very surprised to find a lot of it was founded from pagan ways, beliefs, & ceremonies.

    What really amazes me is most people don’t know this, including myself. I have also be accused of being Satan himself, for educating others about it. The look of horror on people’s faces, when you tell them that Christianity has roots in our pagan history, is both humorous & surprising at times.


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