I already blogged about the “War on Christmas” topic last week, but here are a few more headlines that have caught my attention:
- Mangers and ‘Star Wars’ mingle in displays on Loudon courthouse grounds (Washington Post)
- Let Xmas be Christmas? (GetReligion)
- Argentine archbishop slams Santa Claus (AFP)
- The backstory on ‘Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer’ (Orlando Sentinel’s Religion World blog)
In my own reporting, I’ve found a few new angles on the seasonal clash of the holidays: the conservative Christian argument against the Christmas season (before Dec. 24, so as not to water down the Advent period of preparation for Christmas Day) and an upcoming story about whether Americans are celebrating December holidays (Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Solstice, etc.) in more secular ways or with traditional religious observances.
Check back for that story, and share your thoughts — and any other suggested links — in the Comments section below.