Wish Me A Merry Christmas - The Attack on Christmas: In The News

All across our nation, news stories abound telling us how America is removing Christmas from its public culture. Each of the following headings links to a news story, describing various attacks that have been made on Christmas, its symbols, and its language. From Boston to Seattle, and everywhere in between, a controversy over Christmas continues. However, be encouraged, as well! Several of the following articles also tell us about times when Americans stood up for the name of Christmas, and their voices were both heard and honored. At Wish Me A Merry Christmas Campaign, we are honored to provide a venue in which to empower individuals to have their voices be heard, too!

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Kirk Cameron's "Saving Christmas" movie comes out in theaters November 14th - October 15, 2014
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Christmas making a strong comeback: Holidays are getting 'merry' again - December 24, 2011
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Frank Cloyes, Santa Banned From Cancer Center, Then Rehired - November 17, 2011
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Cancer center's Santa gets boot - November 16, 2011
Volunteer wanted to spread cheer
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Obama Administration to Delay New 15-Cent Christmas Tree Tax - November 9, 2011
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Obama Couldn’t Wait: His New Christmas Tree Tax - November 8, 2011
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Harrisburg Nixes Holiday Parade Over Low Cash - October 21, 2011
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War on Christmas - April 29, 2011
Controversy over Atheist group's godless holiday campaign
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Christmas Strongly Religious for Half in U.S. Who Celebrate It - December 24, 2010
Secular traditions more common among Americans than religious traditions
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Christmas Sweater Club Punished At Local High School - December 22, 2010
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NPR's Nina Totenberg Apologizes For Saying "Christmas" - December 20, 2010
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Feds Force Okla. Bank To Remove Crosses, Bible Verse - December 17, 2010
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Baby Jesus ousted from St. George Ferry Terminal - December 10, 2010
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Christmas Carol Complaints Silence S. Illinois University's Clock Tower - December 10, 2010
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Winning the War: 'Merry Christmas' Beating Out 'Happy Holidays' - December 10, 2010
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Wachovia Bank Bans Christmas Tree Displays From Its Branches - December 3, 2010
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Chase orders Southlake bank to remove Christmas tree - December 2, 2010
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Christmas Food Court Flash Mob, Hallelujah Chorus - Must See! - November 17, 2010
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How to save $1 million? Double-sided copies and canceling Christmas cards is all it takes, says city - November 2, 2010
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Winning the War: Old Navy Commercial says "Merry Christmas"

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Winning the War: Loudoun County reverses ban on courthouse displays - December 2, 2009
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Christmas Music Banned In Jersey School District - November 28, 2009
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'No God? No Problem!' Holiday Ads to Hit U.S. Cities - November 24, 2009
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We wish you a merry Christmas (but not in Dundee) - November 13, 2009
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Nancy Pelosi "Endorses" Christmas - November 11, 2009
Pelosi hopeful that the health care bill will be "a Christmas present to America"

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Christmas jeer: Kentucky governor's 'holiday tree' angers critics - October 28, 2009
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First Battle of the 2009 Christmas Season over Nativity Displays; Federal Lawsuit Filed - October 26, 2009
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Texas curriculum plan cuts Christmas from 6th-grade lesson - October 15, 2009
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Fed. Appellate Court Will Hear TMLC’s Challenge to Ban on Christmas Music - October 11, 2009
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Winning the War: Feds lift ban on 'Jesus' on Capitol Christmas tree - October 1, 2009
'Happy Birthday' to be allowed on 2009 recognition of holiday
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Fla. woman claims 'Merry Christmas' got her fired - December 26, 2008
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In the U.S., Christmas Not Just for Christians - December 24, 2008
While 81% identify themselves as Christians, 93% celebrate Christmas
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Retailers tiptoe between Christmas, holidays - December 4, 2008
Stores risk wrath of shoppers no matter where they land in debate
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Pelosi Cites Faith, Prayer in Lighting Capitol Christmas Tree - December 3, 2008
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Ho, ho, nope! FGCU to limit holiday decor - November 25, 2008
College takes away Christmas.
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Florida Gulf Coast University bans Christmas decorations - November 25, 2008
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American Humanist Association launches attack on Christmas - November 12, 2008
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Winter Lights Festival in Oxford 2008 - November 2, 2008
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Denver Allows Pumpkin Sales, But Not Christmas Trees - October 21, 2008
A church can sell pumpkins, but not Christmas Trees.
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Christians under attack - October 21, 2008
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Religious neutrality policy may be altered - October 7, 2008
It's 77 days until Christmas - a time of year when some teachers get a little nervous.
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Red, green lights to be banned? - November 6, 2007
Committee proposal says colored Christmas twinklers too religious
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Seattle Airport Christmas Trees Removed - December 11, 2006
A complaint from a local rabbi causes Seattle Airport to remove Christmas trees.
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Gap Bans "Christmas" - December 7, 2006
Retail chain purposefully makes no mention of "Christmas" in its stores.
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It's OK to Say Merry Christmas - December 20, 2005
A group of conservative Jews recently held a press conference in Washington to say, "It's OK to say Merry Christmas."
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Jewish Group Defends 'Merry Christmas' Greeting - December 01, 2005
A Jewish group that describes its mission as combating anti-Christian bias wants the "politically correct" to know that it's okay to say "Merry Christmas."
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De-Christmasing Christmas - November 30, 2005
A city official in Boston renames annually donated Christmas tree to "Holiday" tree.
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Winning the War: Lowe's Listens - November 29, 2005
Home improvement chain Lowe's dumps 'holiday' tree reference after complaints.
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Winning the War: Capitol Holiday Tree is a Christmas Tree Again - November 29, 2005
House Speaker Dennis Hastert says tree on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, known in recent years as the "Holiday Tree," should be renamed the "Capitol Christmas Tree."
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Merry Christmas is not offensive! - November 23, 2005
Well, December is nearly here, which means the dreaded "C word" is upon us.
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