Too Christmas-y? Not Christmas-y Enough?

Which is it? Is the Obama Administration engaged in a war on Christmas? Or are they actually spending too much money on Christmas?

That's the question I began asking myself after this bit of asshattary scrolled across my Twitter timeline today.

The economy may be weak, unemployment strong and the first family soon to vacate the White House for another half-month of vacation in Hawaii.

But the Obamas have gone all out in decorating their house this year, including a nearly quarter-ton gingerbread White House.

They have also installed 37 different Christmas trees. Thirty of the trees are live, or were, including one nearly 19-feet tall from Wisconsin. Seven of the three dozen Christmas trees are artificial or homemade including, of course, one from recyclables. [...]

How simple, politically astute, symbolically helpful and cost-effective it would have been for the Obamas this year to say that in sympathy with so many struggling countrymen, they were curtailing holiday decorations to match the sacrifices of others.

A Christmas tree made out of recyclables?

That settles it, then. Socialism has come to the White House.

Someone should inform Andrew Malcom that the Obama family does not personally own the Christmas trees, nor were the Christmas trees installed for the Obama family's own personal amusement.

A quick search for the number of Christmas trees found in the Bush White House during the 2008 holiday season, a time when the entire country was on the brink, turned up nothing. Probably because no one was counting. Because it doesn't fucking matter.