Election 2016

The War on Christmas Arrives Early

Why is Donald Trump running for president?

Among several other reasons, Trump is running for president because the White House Christmas tree was renamed to a "holiday tree" according to his son Eric.

“He opens up the paper each morning and sees our nation’s leaders giving a hundred billion dollars to Iran, or he opens the paper and some new school district has just eliminated the ability for its students to say the pledge of allegiance, or some fire department in some town is ordered by the mayor to no longer fly the American flag on the back of a fire truck,” Trump told James Robison in an interview posted this week.

Or he sees the tree on the White House lawn has been renamed ‘Holiday tree’ instead of ‘Christmas tree,’” continued Trump.

The good news for the Trumps is that the White House Christmas tree is still officially referred to as a "Christmas tree." Our long national nightmare is over because it never actually began.

Not that it really matters, because it's just a fucking tree.

Given that Christmas decorations and merchandise will begin to appear in public before the election is over, I'd say there's a very high chance the War on Christmas will feature prominently in the final weeks of the Trump scampaign.

It wouldn't be the first time. You may recall that Trump called for a boycott of Starbucks last fall because their coffee cups weren't Christmas-y enough.

Where will the front lines of the War on Christmas be fought this year?