So This Is Christmas
If you buy into the annual "War on Christmas" argument, a 65% supermajority of the population is being persecuted by secular culture warriors who want to destroy the best holiday on the calendar. Probably for socialism. It's true that there was a war on Christmas at one point both here and in Europe. Far from liberal PC-police, however, those who waged the war were the moral and intellectual predecessors of many people who imagine it now — the Puritans. Today, the words "Merry Christmas" are exchanged openly even in America's most almondy-milky cities, but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of odd and archaic laws, ordinances, and statutes that regulate the holiday season.