We expect a Holly Jolly War Against Christmas
this year. We`ve already noted
an early anti-Christmas atrocity. But here are two early victories:
Melbourne, Australia, has declared itself
the "City of Christmas"
for its annual celebrations. This matters, because the Anglosphere
is a cultural unity and the War Against Christmas rages just as fiercely throughout it (completely discrediting the argument that it`s something to do with America`s much-touted separation of church and state).
And we`ve just received a a catalog from L.L. Bean
labelled "Christmas 2008"
with the cover slogan "Making Christmas...brighter"
. Quite like old times!
L.L. Bean`s website isn`t quite as brave. But congratulate them