Stewart Bombs Fox's 'War on Christmas'
'Christmas is so big, it's eating other holidays'
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Dec 4, 2012 8:06 AM CST
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(Newser) – It's that most wonderful time of year when Fox News starts drumming up the case for a "War on Christmas," and Jon Stewart isn't putting up with it anymore. Host Gretchen Carlson asked on air whether she was "nuts" to think the war was real, and on last night's Daily Show, Stewart was happy to set her straight: "Yes, you're f--king nuts." Sure, Fox can scrounge for isolated moments of anti-Christmas spirit, but "the rest of us can't swing a dead elf without knocking over an inflatable snow globe or a giant blinking candy cane," Stewart bellows.

And Christmas, which used to last just one day, "like birthdays do," is only growing: This year, Black Friday expanded into Black Thursday, "or as we used to call it, Thanksgiving. Christmas is so big now, it's eating other holidays," Stewart proclaims. "Watch your ass, Halloween, you're next!"

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Dec 15, 2013 2:18 PM CST
I thought there were 12 days of Christmas, from the 25th to the epiphany on the 6th. If you add the advent which begins the 4th Sunday before the 25th, then it becomes a month long celebration.
Dec 5, 2012 3:46 PM CST
Is the issue a "War on Christmas" or is the issue that it is now harder for those who celebrate Christmas to force their beliefs on others who are not invested in this holiday? Just asking.
Dec 4, 2012 8:39 PM CST
For Mr. Stewart and others to address mostly the excessive commercial factor involved (Santa Claus; elves; recordings; Dickens; candy canes; etc.), while fair and valid, misses the point. Indeed, for those who understand the meaning of Christmas morning, it is occasion to commemorate the birth of Jesus and - for any so inclined - to reflect upon His message of Faith and redemption without derision from others. Simple enough.