The War on Christmas verses the Spirit of Christmas Series 2013 at AskMarion – WoC 2013

One of the best things we can do as parents, grandparents, members of the religious community and patriots is to share the values and traditions we hold dear as individuals, families, churches and concerned citizens by teaching the histories and details of each to the next generation as well as standing up against those who would try to steal them from us and from future generations.

For several years now, we here at AskMarion have taken up the War on the War on Christmas, running a Christmas, Hanukkah or related article daily from December 1st through the Epiphany on January 6th.  We began this year’s (2013) series yesterday with the start of Advent.

Once upon a time not all that long ago – in fact, anyone over 50 will easily remember it – the word “Christmas” was everywhere during the month of December. Everywhere you looked – in stores, in town squares, in cities, in offices, and of course… in private homes — there were Christmas trees, Christmas decorations, Christmas cards, Christmas gifts, Christmas parties, Christmas vacations and yes… Nativity Scenes. Even non-religious folks and Jews happily joined in with Hanukkah Bushes, Christmas lights in blue and white and an embracement of all the festivities. One of the best Christmas cards I ever got was from my Jewish friend, Cheryl… On the cover:  From Naomi and Abe to Biff and Muffy with related sketches… when people were allowed to have a sense of humor instead of being politically correct. It still makes me smile 40-years later.

Just ask Ben Stein:

“The More We Enjoy Each Other’s Holidays and Traditions, the More Beautiful the World Looks!”

“I am a Jew and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish, and it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautifully lit-up, bejeweled trees ‘Christmas trees’.” …Ben Stein

Confessions for the Holidays by Ben Stein


*The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary, December 18, 2005.

Here at this happy time of year, a few confessions from my beating heart:

I have no freaking clue who Nick and Jessica are.

I see them on the cover of People and Us constantly when I’m buying my dog biscuits. I still don’t know. I often ask the checkers at the grocery stores who they are. They don’t know who Nick and Jessica are, either. Who are they? Will it change my life if I know who they are and why they’ve broken up? Why are they so darned important?

I don’t know who Lindsay Lohan is either, and I don’t care at all about Tom Cruise’s baby.

Am I going to be called before a Senate committee and asked if I’m a subversive? Maybe. But I just have no clue who Nick and Jessica are. Is this what it means to be no longer young? Hmmm, not so bad.

Next confession: I am a Jew and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish, and it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautifully lit-up, bejeweled trees Christmas trees.

I don’t feel threatened. I don’t feel discriminated against. That’s what they are — Christmas trees. It doesn’t bother me a bit when people say ‘Merry Christmas’ to me. I don’t think they’re slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto. In fact, I kind of like it. It shows that we’re all brothers and sisters celebrating this happy time of year.

It doesn’t bother me one bit that there’s a manger scene on display at a key intersection at my beach house in Malibu.

If people want a creche, fine. The menorah a few hundred yards away is fine, too. I do not like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don’t think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can’t find it in the Constitution and I don’t like it being shoved down my throat. Or maybe I can put it another way. Where did the idea come from that we should worship Nick and Jessica and aren’t allowed to worship God as we understand him? I guess that’s a sign that I’m getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where Nick and Jessica came from and where the America we used to know went to.

— by Ben Stein: “Confessions for the Holidays.” CBS News Transcripts. 18 December 2005.

So let’s take a quick look at where many of these traditions that the Atheists and secularists now both fear and fight came from…

Video: CHRISTMAS – History Channel [ Part 1 of 5 ]

Video: CHRISTMAS – History Channel [ Part 2 of 5 ]

Video: CHRISTMAS – History Channel [ Part 3 of 5 ]

Video: CHRISTMAS – History Channel [ Part 4 of 5 ]

Video: CHRISTMAS – History Channel [ Part 5 of 5 ]


How to Build a Christmas Photo Collage Using Wondershare Photo Collage Studio

A great read: Losing Our Religion: The Liberal Media’s Attack on Christianity written by an atheist


ANOTHER FAILED IDEA: Woman gets laughed at after bringing up Obamacare at Thanksgiving…

The Twelve Days of ObamaCare

Advent – The Season of Anticipation and Hope – WoC 2013

The Thanksgiving Illusion

Obama Thanksgiving and Christmas Disgrace

Keeping Pets Safe for Thanksgiving: The “Not So Safe” or No-No Pet Food List

Sarah Palin on Politics and Religion • 11/10/13 With Susan Page

The Cross – Billy Graham’s Message To America

Two great new books for the holidays:Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas’ (Kindle) and The Romney Family Table: Sharing Home-Cooked Recipes & Favorite Traditions (Kindle).

PBS runs Rick Steve’s Christmas in Europe throughout the Season as well which is a great watch!

We welcome you to join us daily for our  War on the War on Christmas… on Religious Freedom post from now through January 6th 2014

About Ask Marion

I am a babyboomer and empty nester who savors every moment of my past and believes that it is the responsibility of each of us in my generation and Americans in general to make sure that America is as good or even a better place for future generations as it was for us. So far... we haven't done very well!! Favorite Quotes: "The first 50 years are to build and acquire; the second 50 are to leave your legacy"; "Do something that scares you every day!"; "The journey in between what you once were and who you are becoming is where the dance of life really takes place". At age 62 I find myself fighting inoperable uterine Cancer and thanks to the man upstairs and the prayers from so many people including many of my readers from AskMarion and JustOneMorePet... I'm beating it. After losing our business because of the economy and factors related to the re-election of President Obama in 2012 followed by 16-mos of job hunting, my architect-trained husband is working as a trucker and has only been home approximately 5-days a month since I was diagnosed, which has made everything more difficult and often lonely... plus funds are tight. Our family medical deductible is 12K per year for two of us; thank you ObamaCare. But thanks to donations from so many of you, we are making ends meet as I go through treatment while taking care of my father-in-law who is suffering from late stage Alzheimer's and my mother-in-law who suffers from RA and onset dementia as well as hearing loss, for which there are no caretaker funds, as I continue the fight here online to inform and help restore our amazing country. And finally I need to thank a core group of family, friends, and readers... all at a distance, who check in with me regularly. Plus, I must thank my furkids who have not left my side through this fight. You can see them at JustOneMorePet.
This entry was posted in Books, Family and Friends, Freedom, History, Holidays, Knowledge Is Power, Patriotism, Politics, Religion and Faith, Spirituality, Tradition, You Be the Judge and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

54 Responses to The War on Christmas verses the Spirit of Christmas Series 2013 at AskMarion – WoC 2013

  1. Pingback: Where Does the War on Christmas Come From? A Worthwhile Read – WoC 2013 | askmarion

  2. Pingback: The War on Christmas verses the Spirit of Christmas Series 2013 at AskMarion – WoC 2013 |

  3. Pingback: Watcher of Weasels » Watcher’s Council Nominations – Lawless Edition

  4. Pingback: God Rest Ye Merry Merchants – Christmas: An American Holiday and Tradition to Love and Preserve – WoC 2013 | askmarion

  5. Pingback: Watcher’s Council Nominations – Lawless Edition | askmarion

  6. Pingback: Watcher’s Council Nominations – Lawless Edition | Liberty's Spirit

  7. Pingback: Watcher’s Council Nominations – Lawless Edition |

  8. Pingback: Watcher’s Council Nominations – Lawless Edition | Nice Deb

  9. Pingback: Watcher’s Council Nominations – Lawless Edition |

  10. Pingback: Trevor Loudon's New Zeal Blog » Watcher’s Council Nominations – Lawless Edition

  11. Pingback: The Razor » Blog Archive » Council Nominations: December 4, 2013

  12. Pingback: Hanukkah… The Jewish Festival of Lights – WoC 2013 | askmarion

  13. Lee says:

    I’m Jewish. I USED to be an idiot, (and I think that had more to do with toeing the Lefty line than anything), but then it dawned on me that if I am confident in my faith, and my beliefs in my religion, there is no reason to feel “threatened” by Christians being joyful in theirs. I recently had a conversation about the Bible with a very committed Christian–and it was a VERY interesting conversation. I also feel that when people wish me a “Merry Christmas” they are just being nice, friendly. Snarling at them in response is rude and bad manners.

    Merry Christmas!

  14. Pingback: St. Nickolas Day – WoC 2013 | askmarion

  15. Pingback: Watcher’s Council Nominations – Lawless Edition | Virginia Right!

  16. Pingback: The Council Has Spoken!! This Weeks’ Watcher’s Council Results 12.06.13 | askmarion

  17. Pingback: European Markets or Christkindlmarkts Capture the Christmas Spirit – WoC 2013 | askmarion

  18. Pingback: Nativity Scenes and Glories – The Reason For the Season – WoC 2013 | askmarion

  19. Pingback: The Wrap at Ask Marion 12.01.13 Thru 12.08.13 | askmarion

  20. Pingback: Christmas Lights – WoC 2013 | askmarion

  21. Pingback: Santa Photos… Often Yesterday’s Oooops Are Tomorrow’s Treasures! – WoC 2013 | askmarion

  22. Pingback: Best Christmas Season Movie Classics – WoC 2013 | askmarion

  23. Pingback: Adopt a Pet This Christmas… Or Give Someone a New Forever Friend – WoC 2013 | askmarion

  24. Pingback: Adopt a Pet This Christmas… Or Give Someone a New Forever Friend – WoC 2013 « JustOneMorePet

  25. Pingback: Sending Holiday Season Regards to our Conservative Warriors | askmarion

  26. Pingback: Carolling… or Caroling and Christmas Music – WoC 2013 | askmarion

  27. Pingback: In Defense of the Truth and Megyn Kelly – WoC 2013 | askmarion

  28. Pingback: Still Think There Is No War on Christmas – WoC 2013 | askmarion

  29. Pingback: American Traditions – WoC 2013 | askmarion

  30. Pingback: Remembering Military and Veterans at Christmastime – W0C 2013 | askmarion

  31. Pingback: The Best Christmas Gifts – WoC 2013 | askmarion

  32. Pingback: Christmas Baking – WoC 2013 | askmarion

  33. Pingback: Christmas for Pet People – Woc 2013 | askmarion

  34. Pingback: Christmas for Pet People – Woc 2013 « JustOneMorePet

  35. Pingback: The Best Part of the Christmas Season – Love, Charity, and Kindness | askmarion

  36. Pingback: Last Minute, Budget and Gifts of Thoughtfulness – WoC 2013 | askmarion

  37. Pingback: Presidential Christmas Addresses… WoC 2013 | askmarion

  38. Pingback: Simpler Times, A Groetzmeier Christmas – WoC 2013 | askmarion

  39. Pingback: Forum: What Do You Think The Meaning Of Christmas Is? What Does It Mean To You? | askmarion

  40. Pingback: Members of Congress Win Right to Say ‘Merry Christmas’ Without Ethics Violation – WoC 2013 | askmarion

  41. Pingback: Merry Christmas From Ask Marion | askmarion

  42. Pingback: Merry Christmas From Just One More Pet « JustOneMorePet

  43. Pingback: The 2nd Day of Christmas–St. Stephen’s Day, Boxing Day and Wenceslaus | askmarion

  44. Pingback: Kwanzaa – WoC 2013 | askmarion

  45. Pingback: Muslim Groups Are Reportedly Circulating This Illustration of Santa Getting Punched in the Face – WoC 2013 | askmarion

  46. Pingback: Lloyd Marcus Says Thanks Duck Dynasty for the Christmas Gift – WoC 2013 | askmarion

  47. Pingback: Everyone Has at Least One Book in Them, Between Christmas and New Years is a Good Time to Start Yours – WoC 2013 | askmarion

  48. Pingback: New Years Eve – WoC 2013 | askmarion

  49. Pingback: New Year – WoC 2013 | askmarion

  50. Pingback: The Twelve Days of Christmas – WoC 2013 | askmarion

  51. Pingback: War on Christmas is really part of war on-going religion | askmarion

  52. Pingback: The Atheist War on Christmas and Religious Freedom – WoC 2013/14 | askmarion

  53. Pingback: The Season and Meaning of Epiphany – WoC 2013/14 | askmarion

  54. Pingback: Merry Christmas 2014 From Just One More Pet « JustOneMorePet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s