Announcing VDARE.COM`s War Against Christmas 2005 Competition!

WAR
AGAINST CHRISTMAS 2005 COMPETITION
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See also: War
Against Christmas
2004


2003
,


2002
,


2001
,


2000

Yes! VDARE.COM`s War Against Christmas Competition,
looking for the most outrageous attempt to abolish
Christmas, is being held this year as usual. I was just
slow finishing this article, with the gratifying result
we`re getting impatient email and blogs (here
and

here
and


here
).

Please send entries

here
;
specify if you do NOT want your name and email
publishing. And note one victory already:
our friendly bookstore Amazon.com, which last year was


refusing

to offer a Christmas logo or to explain why not, now
provides one! (See left column—go in through a VDARE.COM
link when you send Christmas gifts and we get a
commission at no cost to you!). Thoughtful
email from VDARE.COM readers no doubt helped Amazon see
the Christmas lights

Our winner will receive champagne, an inscribed copy of


Alien Nation
and
the thanks of a grateful civilization.

As
I


recount

every year, I got


John O`Sullivan

to start a


War Against Christmas
Competition

in the mid-1990s, when he was Editor of National
Review
. The last Competition ran in 1997, at which
time William F. Buckley for his own

discreditable

reasons had already fired O`Sullivan, but not yet leaked
the cover story that he was “resigning to write a
book.”
  The War Against Christmas Competition was
promptly dropped,

along with the cause of
immigration reform
.  In 2000, NR
itself actually published a “Holiday Edition.”

This neatly made
the point that the War Against Christmas is umbilically
linked to the

War Against the West
,
of which
nation-breaking
mass immigration is a part…and that established political leaders
cannot be trusted to fight it.

We`ve come a long way
since then. The early news this year has been of
Khristmaskampf rollbacks: House Speaker Dennis Hastert
has told federal officials that the U.S. Capitol should
go back to calling its “Holiday Tree” a
“Christmas Tree”
; [No
More `Holiday` Trees At Capitol
 November
29, 2005,Washington Times, By Gary Emerling]
First Lady Laura Bush actually

used
the
C-Tree word when referring to the conifer in the White
House (although when queried by the press she started
babbling about Hanukkah); after a threatened boycott,
Wal-Mart

ended
the


ludicrous (but telling)
situation
whereby its website search
engine produced 200 mentions of


Hanukkah
, 77
mentions of

Kwanzaa
, but
only a “Holiday” page if “Christmas” was
entered; even the MSM has acknowledged the rollback
trend (Some
retailers give the word `Christmas a nod
,
By Theresa Howard, USA Today, December 1, 2005)


Why avoid using `Merry
Christmas`?
by Beth Joyner
Waldron, Christian Science Monitor, December 1,
2005).

It`s important to
note that this rollback trend can be seen throughout the


Anglosphere
,
like the War Against Christmas itself (i.e. the
Khristmaskampf has nothing to do with any alleged
constitutional “separation of Church and state”
which doesn`t apply in

England
, or


Australia
.). 

For example,
the town council of Oxford, Nova Scotia, Canada, has

voted
that
Christmas should be the only name officially to describe
the “holiday season”. The province sends a
Christmas tree to Boston to commemorate the help the
city gave after the

1917 Halifax ship explosion.

This year, great distress was caused by the

news
that
Boston had unilaterally renamed it a “Holiday Tree”.
When
it left Nova Scotia, it was a Christmas tree
,”
said the Premier of Nova Scotia.

Boston`s betrayal is
a reminder that the Khristmaskampf continues full bore.
It can be seen in the Bush White House`s frantic
zigzagging, well

chronicled

by WorldNetDaily.com: this last Friday,
Presidential press
secretary Scott McClellan responded to a question about
why the president`s traditional Christmas party for
journalists had been renamed a "Holiday Reception"
by saying “this is a time to welcome


people of all faiths
.

IN other words,
Christmas does not welcome people etc. And that is the
point about the Khristmaskampf, “Happy Holidays”
etc.—it is, as Chronicles` Editor Tom Fleming put
it in a classic

essay
,
“insulting and Christophobic.”

This year, battle will
be joined.

So deck VDARE.COM
with War Against Christmas Competition entries!

One final thought—“Elaine”
writes:


“Is it legal for an
employer to tell its employees they cannot say `Merry
Christmas` to their customers? I understand from a
friend here in Santa Rosa, Ca that an employee at the


Mervyns
was
berated for saying it to a customer. My friend heard the
manager say it was corporate policy no one was to say
`Merry Christmas` in their stores.”

[ask

Mervyn`s about this]

A notable number of
lawyers have written in about our War Against Christmas
Competition. I invite their comments.

But meanwhile, the
solution seems obvious: say “Merry Christmas”


in Spanish
. That way, if Mervyns utters a
mutter, the EEOC will

prosecute
.

A blessed and Merry
Christmas to all our readers.

P.S.
Help save Christmas -

email this out!

Peter Brimelow, editor of

VDARE.COM
and author of the much-denounced



Alien Nation: Common Sense About America`s Immigration
Disaster
(Random House –
1995) and


The Worm in the Apple
(HarperCollins – 2003)