Historically, most attacks on Christmas have come from different sects of Christianity itself, such as when Puritans in Boston banned traditional Christmas foods and forced children to still go to school on Dec. 25, 1647, fearing that the pagan influence of , the Roman festival many Christmas traditions originate from, was corrupting their holy day.
There are two Christmases being celebrated around the world each year: the consumerist Christmas dependent on storefront advertisements in mid-November and of U.S. holiday spending, or the holiday celebrating, as Pope Francis said in his 2016 Christmas , “not the power of this world, based on might and wealth,” but “the power of love.”
In a world plagued by Trump-brand steaks, golf courses, hotels, casinos, TV shows, beauty pageants and suits, it seems apparent which holiday President Trump speaks of when he wishes the nation “Merry Christmas.”
If Christmas is in any real jeopardy, the danger comes only from the money-impacted bowels of Trump’s own White House, now home to artificial trees garnished with garish $45 Trump cap and filled with Melania’s that seem to forebode the arrival of Krampus or the more so than any elf or present-toting Kris Kringle.
The biggest danger to the holiday is consumerism and cash-grabs, many of which come from Trump himself.
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