3. Is There a War on Christmas?
The notion of a “War on Christmas” doesn’t hold up against the ever-growing prominence of the holiday. Each year, Christmas cheer seems to arrive earlier, with sales kicking off well before the last jack-o’-lantern has wilted. Today’s Christmas isn’t so different from the yesteryears, except for a broader recognition that the holiday season embraces diverse celebrations beyond Christmas itself.
Retailers aren’t shying away from the word “Christmas,” and cities, while often opting for inclusive greetings like “happy holidays,” continue to embrace traditional festivities. Christmas tree lightings, public caroling, and Santa Claus appearances remain staples of community holiday events, keeping the spirit of Christmas alive and well.