Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for December 23, 2018

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    BE THIS GUY  almost 4 years ago

    The truce is over! THE WAR ON CHRISTMAS IS BACK ON!

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    There is another useless day as Christmas?

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    Kim Metzger Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    Thank you, Lord, for Fox News so that we know the War on Christmas exists!

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    Argythree  almost 4 years ago

    If there’s a war on a particular holiday this time of the year, it would seem to be a war on Chanukah. I used to be able to buy Chanukah candles, little dreidels, Chanukah cards and things like that at my local grocery store (Publix). Not this year. Guess they were worried that if they carried that merchandise, someone would accuse them of being anti-Christmas…

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    joegee  almost 4 years ago

    As a dyslexic agnostic, who is not sure if there is a dog or not, I appreciate the day off from work and an excuse to cook a special meal for friends and family. ( rib roast this year.)

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    Alexander the Good Enough  almost 4 years ago

    Merry Saturnalia and a Happy Winter Solstice! (a couple of days late…)

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    Teto85 Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    And a Happy Festivus to all.

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    mddshubby2005  almost 4 years ago

    They should have left the heater off. Then the chattering (teeth) would have lasted the whole night.

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    Yontrop  almost 4 years ago

    Are there really so many people who care about “the war on Christmas”? I personally could have lived without this cartoon.

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    docforbin  almost 4 years ago

    At least when I was growing up in the 1970s people assumed when you said “Happy Holidays” you were covering Christmas, New Year’s Day and at most Hanukkah. I blame both the PC crowd and the cultural conservatives for vilifying what was an innocent term. I’m just happy that so far “Season’s Greetings”:" hasn’t been as vilified yet.

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    2peabody1  almost 4 years ago

    and where exactly does the Bible say we are to observe a pagan winter solstice. And where again is that verse that tells the believing flock when the Blessed Redeemer was born????

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    SeanG.Work  almost 4 years ago

    I’m usually a Happy Holidays guy, but if the holiday you’re celebrating is Christmas, as this clearly is, there’s no harm in graciously accepting a Christmas greeting.

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    Omniman  almost 4 years ago

    Of all the evangelists in the world, atheists are certainly the most annoying.Baptists are trying to do you a favor, (in their eyes), but atheists just want to call you “deluded” or “irrational”.

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    Joseph Shelby Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    I’m wondering if this really exists. In my experience, it is the other way around: people and corporations (including Fox and Trump O’s cards) say Happy Holidays to be inclusive, and the “War on Christmas” types are all saying that it is an affront to Christmas and “we should say what we want to say”, and nobody is telling them they personally can’t say it. Not even in public schools.

    I have never heard of an atheist (aside from the ridiculous MRA types that are taking over its public movement) actually take offense at being told Merry Christmas. They might say Happy Holidays back, but not in the rude manner above. I’ve never heard of a Jew or a Muslim or any other religion react like that above, either.

    This seems a gross exaggeration that forces the issue to make its point and the joke, rather than reflects reality. The reality would have been the other way – the liberal says Happy Holidays, the “war on Christmas” watching type would have responded “don’t you mean Merry Christmas”.

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    wdgnas  almost 4 years ago

    i always say happy holidays. because i may not speak to that person or persons between thanksgiving and new years. also to include other religions. but mainly to piss off the christians who think they are the chosen ones. as if…

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    montessoriteacher  almost 4 years ago

    Only on Fox News is this a controversy. Everywhere else it is something we make fun of, like in this cartoon. I am more worried about federal employees not getting paid during holiday time. If you thought TSA agents were grumpy before, just wait until you encounter them without pay during the peak time for travel throughout the year.

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    thirdguy  almost 4 years ago

    I’m sorry GT. I have been a fan for a long time. But this strip does not work, is not funny, and never should have run.

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    wcorvi  almost 4 years ago

    Put the X back in Xmas!

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    johnschutt  almost 4 years ago

    She sure aged between the first and the third panel.

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    dennisodoyle  almost 4 years ago

    That is sad….corporations have become obsessed about their image and how it might affect sales.

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    diverleo  almost 4 years ago

    Thanks for pointing out the ridiculous idea of being offended by Merry Christmas.

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    Bob Blumenfeld  almost 4 years ago

    There isn’t any war on Christmas, but there is a war on offending non-Christians with an explicitly Christian greeting, no matter how benignly intended.

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    rionmorrison69  almost 4 years ago

    Today is Kisan Diwas. Happy Holiday!

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    gantech  almost 4 years ago

    If I know somebody celebrates Christmas, I say “Merry Christmas”. If I know they celebrate Chanukah (or however one chooses to spell it), I say “Happy Chanukah” out of respect to them. If I don’t know what they celebrate, I say “Happy Holidays” and let things sort themselves out. It’s really not a problem unless we make it one. How about “Peace on Earth”? I think everyone can relate to that.

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    BeniHanna6 Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    A-hole with the big nose could have just said goodbye and left but Noooooooo………..

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    Lee  almost 4 years ago

    Whenever I wear a green shirt I worry that people will think I am at war with brown shirts.

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    Anybody besides me think the one guy looks a lot like “Meathead” from All in the Family? (The other guy doesn’t look like Archie Bunker, tho, only sounds like him.)

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    braindead Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    No one seems to realize that the entire “Happy Holidays” thing was commanded from corporate headquarters.

    Some time in the nineties, all corporate Christmas parties, including those of Fox “news” were decreed to be Holiday parties.

    In the name of ‘diversity’.


    And, in an totally unrelated coincidence, that was the same time the number H-1b visas exploded and corporations began replacing masses of tech workers with low paid substitutes from various Asian countries.


    Disclaimer: Analysis skills of any Trump Disciple will not be affected in any way by this post.

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    mleugs  almost 4 years ago

    Why is Trudeau perpetuating this mythical “War on Christmas”? I’ve never met a non-Christian person who was offended by “Merry Christmas”. They might offer a different holiday greeting, but wouldn’t criticize people just for celebrating Christmas. I’m calling BS on this comic!

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    tabby  almost 4 years ago

    I have never ever met ANYONE who complained about someone saying Merry Christmas to them. And that includes my non-Christian friends. The ONLY people I’ve heard complaining are those who get their panties in a twist about someone saying Happy Holidays to them.

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    Adiraiju  almost 4 years ago

    Yakkety-yak, don’t talk back…

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    Ka`ōnōhi`ula`okahōkūmiomio`ehiku  almost 4 years ago

    Seems like everyone missed that the so-called Christian is acting very non-Christian by throwing his guest out of his house. WWJD?

    Gotta love CINOs (Christians in name only), who claim to follow Jesus but don’t follow his teachings.

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    montessoriteacher  almost 4 years ago

    It is funny to me to hear right-wingers complain about GT being divisive. Of course, there are plenty of righties who could be considered divisive. Unfortunately, I think divisive is a very mild adjective for their side. Again, if you don’t like GT, I would urge you to not waste your time reading him. GT has always had a point of view and it is not a right-wing point of view. He has the right to have his own view and to express it. I don’t challenge the right of right-wingers to have a different point of view or to express themselves. I am not interested in checking out the right-wing cartoonists, but I know they have the right to exist.

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    Edward Rozanski Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    Trump’s ‘Merry Christmas’ pledge fails to manifest at his own businesses

    Despite railing against political correctness, the word ‘Christmas’ is curiously absent from Trump’s stores, restaurants and hotels

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    kaffekup   almost 4 years ago

    “Let it be heard, and known throughout the land,

    “That every clerk says ‘Merry Christmas’, or gets canned!”

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    Night-Gaunt49  almost 4 years ago

    “Political Correctness” is also misrepresented by the Reich Wing. Their side promotes bullying and being crass to people. PC is all about cordiality and social etiquette. Not censorship.

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    superposition  almost 4 years ago

    What is the Constitutional and/or Christian basis for the insistence that Americans of all religions must use Merry Christmas as the one and only salutation during the Saturnalia and winter solstice season?

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    Andylit Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    That is just profoundly sad.

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    syzygy47  almost 4 years ago

    What I’ve seen (from clips) is that, although Fox (and other right leaning media) talks about a war on Christmas, they themselves, and in their advertisements, use the Happy Holidays pretty much exclusively. S’funny, on the kids YTV, they ducked it completely by running a Merry Everything campaign.

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    Bernie270  almost 4 years ago

    If you know their creed, probably better to say “Happy Chanukah”. hmmm: something to work on.

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    falcon_370f  almost 4 years ago

    Every time I wish my callers “Merry Christmas!” I hope that I don’t get fired for not being politically correct. No matter, I will. Continue to say Merry Christmas to everyone unless I actually know better. I have Jewish friends, and I say Happy Chanukah to them.

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    andyboda  almost 4 years ago

    Given that our new Fox Bimbo/U.N.Ambassador is getting ready to make her entrance, don’t you think that it’s high time that Phred made a return appearance as commentator on what happens in the General Assembly when she starts spouting the company line?

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    buzzkillington  almost 4 years ago

    In honour of my personal hero and role model who was born on December 25th, I just wish people a Happy Jimmy Buffett’s Birthday and be done with it!

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