Sorry to do this again, but I liked his description of Christmas. Firedrakelog is kewl - go and read much more.
In what can only be a sign that our War On Christmas is finally getting under their skins, conservatives have officially declared war on Halloween as a Decadent Liberal Holiday:
HANNITY: By the way, Halloween is a liberal holiday, because we’re teaching our children… to beg for something for free.
Halloween… is teaching our kids to be liberals…. Because we’re teaching kids to knock on other people’s doors and ask for a handout.
Hey, at least they’re interacting with their community, and learning the values of individuality and self-expression. Plus it prepares them to be the grassroots activists of tomorrow. Sure, this year they’re knocking on doors and saying “Trick or treat,” but 13-17 years from now it’ll be “Vote or get stuck with President Santorum/Jenna/Tucker Carlson.”
Now contrast Halloween’s vigorous community-based activism with the top-down authoritarianism of Christmas, where children passively wait around for a overweight old white guy in a suit to invade their home while they sleep, gracing it with slave-labor-crafted trinkets… but only if his year-round surveillance confirms that they live up to his exacting moral standards. Now that’s a conservative holiday if ever I heard one. (Did I mention that his suit is RED?)
We cannot let them take our heritage away, people. We cannot let the conservatives take away Halloween’s soul(s). If they have their way, T-P will be replaced with Chick Tracts. Jack O’Lanterns will become Bill O’Lanterns. Bland wishes for a bountiful harvest will replace our traditional greetings like “Happy Halloween” and “Hail Satan!” We have less than a year to prepare for the coming fight, and we cannot afford to fail. So sharpen your pitchforks and candy corns and vampire teeth; our very way of life is at stake.
(Cartoon is The Onion’s latest valiant-but-doomed attempt to parody conservatives)http://www.firedoglake.com/2007/11/02/begun-this-war-on-halloween-has/