Christmas  (Page 2)

Palestinians exploit Christmas for anti-Trump protests

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 24, 2017 at 9:30am 12/24/2017 at 9:30am
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The Palestinian leadership has responded furiously to President Trump’s December 6th official recognition of the obvious reality that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.

Over the past several weeks, there’ve been heated denunciations, some of which trafficked in ugly antisemitic tropes and canards; the usual Hamas-incited “days of rage”; calls for demonstrations...

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Israel sees surge in Christian pilgrims this Christmas

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 9:00pm 12/23/2017 at 9:00pm

Despite the on-going geopolitical drama related the impending move of the American embassy to Jerusalem, Israel is seeing a surge in the number of Christians visiting the holy sites this year.

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BU Prof Claims ‘Jingle Bells’ is Rooted in Racism

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 10:30am 12/17/2017 at 10:30am

The left sure knows how to ring in that holiday cheer, don’t they?

FOX News reports:

‘Jingle Bells’ rooted in racism, Boston University professor says

“Jingle Bells,” one of the most well-known Christmas carols in the world, is now being called racist.

A Boston University theater professor claims the Christmas carol has a “problematic history”...

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U. Minnesota Memo: Wrapped Gifts, Trees, Santa Inappropriate

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10:30am 12/16/2017 at 10:30am

So basically, anything that will even remotely remind people that it’s Christmas time is inappropriate. Got it.

The College Fix reports:

University memo: wrapped gifts, Santa, Christmas trees ‘not appropriate’

A memo provided to some University of Minnesota community members at a recent event dedicated to discussing how to make the holiday season on...

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Colleges Struggle to Make Christmas Politically Correct

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 8, 2017 at 10:30am 12/8/2017 at 10:30am

Having successfully ruined the holidays of Halloween and Thanksgiving, academia is now moving on to Christmas.

Campus Reform reports:

Universities strive for ‘Christmas’-free campuses

As another Christmas quickly approaches, colleges across the country are issuing their annual guidelines on how to make the season as inclusive as possible.

At the University of California, Irvine, for...

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College Student to Dress as Christmas Tree Over Twitter Challenge

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 10:30am 12/7/2017 at 10:30am

This is actually a funny story. The student said she’d dress as a Christmas tree if she got over 1,000 re-tweets and Twitter obliged.

The Daily Caller reports:

Brave Student Takes On Very Public Christmas Tree Challenge

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This Christmas

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 26, 2016 at 3:30pm 12/26/2016 at 3:30pm

With a newborn and a seven-year-old, quiet is a rarity. But everyone is sleeping soundly after our first Christmas as one, big family.

This year has been one of the best, if not THE best year of my life. Getting married, gaining a step-daughter, growing a tiny human — it’s all more...

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Merry Christmas vs. Happy Holidays

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 25, 2016 at 3:00pm 12/25/2016 at 3:00pm

Once President-elect Trump vowed to end the war on Christmas and stated that we’re going to say “Merry Christmas” again, a nationwide silent cheer went up as Americans across the country felt the weight of the religious suppression that permeates and fuels political correctness lifted in a very real way.

Americans who...

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VIDEO: Hillsdale College Choir Sings ‘O Holy Night’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 25, 2016 at 2:00pm 12/25/2016 at 2:00pm
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This performance is actually from last year but the song is timeless.

Hillsdale is one of the few American colleges where no one worries about political correctness when it comes to celebrating Christmas.

This is a truly beautiful performance. Enjoy!

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The Ultimate Christmas Flash Mob Video!

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 25, 2016 at 8:30am 12/25/2016 at 8:30am

We featured this video last year and liked it so much, we’re doing it again.

Christmas flash mobs have become very popular over the last few years but so far none have matched the outstanding effort put forth by the

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Celebrating Christmas at the Reagan and Nixon Presidential Libraries

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 25, 2016 at 7:00am 12/25/2016 at 7:00am

I want to wish Legal Insurrection readers a very Merry Christmas (as well as Happy Chanukah, which begins December 24).

My family decided to begin this holiday season with a trip to the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in...

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Christmas in German POW camp Stalag Luft 1

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 24, 2016 at 8:45pm 12/24/2016 at 8:45pm
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The posts I most enjoy writing about are the ones I didn’t plan, but somehow found.

I’ve written about Christmas Eve in World War II before, including in 2014, Christmas 1944: The Battle of the Bulge. and a follow up with reader memories in 2015, Christmas Eve in the Ardennes 1944.

In searching for another...

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Following Santa Claus With NORAD, a 61 Year Tradition

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 24, 2016 at 7:00pm 12/24/2016 at 7:00pm

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has already started to track Santa Claus as he travels the world tonight to bring presents to kids around the world. It has become a tradition for 61 years, which has evolved with technology, allowing parents to show children the exact location of...

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Brace Yourself for the Eggnog Shortage

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 24, 2016 at 2:30pm 12/24/2016 at 2:30pm
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Kemberlee has already warned of the whipped cream shortage this year, and it appears that eggnog is also on the yummy endangered list.

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Obamas Send Last “Holiday” Card from White House

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 24, 2016 at 2:00pm 12/24/2016 at 2:00pm
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Tis indeed the season to be jolly . . . the Obamas last Christmas in the White House is a marvelous gift.

For the eighth—and blessedly last—straight year, the Obamas have sent out “holiday” cards.”

The New York Post reports:

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UC Riverside Bends Over Backwards to Not Mention Christmas at Holiday Party

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 24, 2016 at 12:00pm 12/24/2016 at 12:00pm

Doesn’t it sometimes seem like the politically correct left is actually afraid of Christmas?

The College Fix reports:

University painstakingly avoids any mention of ‘Christmas’ with cowboy-themed ‘Holiday Hoedown’

Sometimes it seems the word “Christmas” is like poison to universities. This latest example is no exception.

The University of California Riverside recently hosted a “Staff...

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Watch Students at UVA Sign Petition to Ban Christmas

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 10:00am 12/20/2016 at 10:00am
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Two operatives from Campus Reform recently visited the campus of the University of Virginia and asked students to sign a petition to ban Christmas for being “non-inclusive.” Unsurprisingly, they were able to find people to sign it.

From their website:

VIDEO: UVA students sign petition to ban Christmas

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