I’m not letting Trump ruin my, er, Christmas.


Just like he did with the NFL by making it all about politics (you’re a traitor and a “very bad person” if you “take a knee” instead  of standing for the anthem), Trump has made Christmas a political issue.  Football and Christmas:  two traditions that bring people joy and bring them together regardless of ideology, have now been tainted by Trump turning them into divisive political issues, and that’s a damn shame.

What sane person cares if people say Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays?  I sure don’t.  It’s trivial and dumb.  Trump’s belief that there’s a “war on Christmas” is just so stupid and wrong, because there was never a war on Christmas.   For as long as I can remember — and that’s a very long time — people have said “Happy Holidays,” a phrase that’s meant to be inclusive and respectful of people who may celebrate Hanukkah or other December holidays.   It’s not a diss on Christmas or Christians, and it’s not anything new either.   Heck, back in the ’60s, my parents used to send out cards that said “Happy Holidays” or “Seasons Greetings” because they had a lot of Jewish friends and didn’t want to offend them.   No one was offended.  It just wasn’t an issue for anyone.

Trump loves to rail on about political correctness, but he’s a hypocrite because he’s the one getting all bent out of shape about whether people say “Merry Christmas” or not.

Even worse,  now he’s ruined Christmas for a lot of folks by making it political, when it should be anything but.   I’ve heard so many people say they’re afraid to say “Happy Holidays” now because they’re afraid they’ll be perceived by Trump supporters as being rebellious or subversive.  Other people have said they’re afraid to say “Merry Christmas” because they might be mistaken for Trump supporters.

I’m not letting that apricot menace ruin my Christmas.

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas, everyone!


Further reading:

10 Reasons Why Trump’s War on Christmas is Bogus 



About luckyotter

Recovering from BPD and C-PTSD due to narcissistic abuse from childhood. Married to a sociopath for 20 years. Proud INFJ, Enneagram type 4w5. Animal lover, music lover, cat mom, unapologetic geek, fan of the absurd, progressive Catholic, mom to 2, mental illness stigma activist, anti-Trumper. #RESISTANCE
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12 Responses to I’m not letting Trump ruin my, er, Christmas.

  1. S0 interesting to read your thoughts on this-

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  2. nowve666 says:

    The “apricot menace?” I love it! Fox has been banging on about this “war on Christmas” for years. I don’t think Trump even believes it.

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  3. rugby843 says:

    I use both, depending if I said the other before.

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  4. itsmesaraa says:

    Never let anyone ruin Christmas. Especially this *man*..!!!

    Merry Christmas my dear and have a blessed Holiday❤️❤️

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  5. bobcabkings says:

    I completely agree – not letting the Grinch In Chief ruin any holiday. This season is just chock full of holidays and holy days, both religious and secular, ancient and modern. Merry Christmas, Season’s Greetings, Happy New Year, Joyous Solstice, etc., Otter, to you and yours.

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  6. bobcabkings says:

    Reblogged this on cabbagesandkings524 and commented:
    LuckyOtter rejects the fantasy of a War On Christmas.

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  7. I say both, which is what this country’s always done as long as I’ve been alive (a long time).

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