Memo to Fox News: Here’s the real War on Christmas

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

While channel-surfing this morning, I happened upon QVC, one of the shopping channels, and noticed that the program was titled “Countdown to Christmas.”

Countdown to Christmas?


Temperatures here in the Heartland are expected to reach into the 90s today. It’s August 25th, not December 25th. That’s  still four months away. Yes, we’ve come to expect — albeit regrettably — that Christmas season now starts even before Halloween. But August? Give us a break.

Why isn’t Fox News on this case? The demagogues over there are good at moaning about imaginary manifestations of a War on Christmas, but I don’t hear them complaining about Christmas in August. Whatever happened to all that rhetoric about “the reason for the season”?