Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The War On Christmas Started In 1942 With Happy Holidays!

Did you know that the War On Christmas trace its roots to 1942?
Hollywood launched the musical "Holiday Inn" setting Christmas as just another day on the calendar with the Bing Crosby repeatedly saying, not "Merry Christmas", but "Happy Holidays!"
Look at the lyrics and revel in their depravity:

"Happy holidays, happy holidays
While the merry bells keep ringing
May your every wish come true
Happy holiday, happy holiday
May the calendar keep bringing
Happy holidays to you."
There is no mention of Christ, no mention of God or salvation; indeed, the use of the plural shows that Christmas is being lumped together with whatever other holidays the "calendar keeps bringing"!
but wait! the music changes to an ominously sporty jingle ...
"If you're burdened down with trouble
If your nerves are wearin' thin
Park your load down the road
And come to Holiday Inn
 If the traffic noise affects you
Like a squeaky violin
Kick your cares down the stairs
Come to Holiday Inn."
This is just a motel ad! The reason for the season is just to go for a drive and spend some money. Well, at least that is in the proper capitalist spirit, but what comes next?
"If you can't find somebody
Who will set your heart a-whirl
Get in your car and motor to
The home of boy meets girl
 If you're laid-up with a breakdown
Throw away your vitamins
Don't get worse, grab your nurse
And come to Holiday Inn."
OMG! Christmas is for hooking up!?!?!

This would be completely scandalous, except the lyrics explicitly promote heteronormative sexuality. The good news in all this is that the War On Christmas may have started with debauchery, but at least it was straight debauchery!

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