The war on Christmas is over, at least, according to Slate.
While President Obama has decided to send 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan, he has overseen a precipitous de-escalation on another front: the war on Christmas.
The debates that have raged in years past—”Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays”? “Christmas tree” or “holiday tree”?—have largely quieted down in 2009. While it’s impossible to quantify, there are plenty of pseudoscientific indicators to suggest that, yes, the war on Christmas, with or without quotation marks, is over. Or at least in cease-fire.