The War on Christmas might be finally coming to an end.
For the past few years, saying “Merry Christmas” was frowned upon. It was considered an assault on minorities, a triggering phrase. It started under the Obama administration.
Obamas' Holiday Card Doesn't Mention Christmas for 8th Yearhttps://t.co/wNY4yyzwHE
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 14, 2016
Suddenly, Christmas had negative connotations that were at no point part of the celebration. Activists like the Black Lives Matter movement declared it the white man’s holiday.
If you remember, during his campaign, President Trump promised to bring “Merry Christmas” back. From a rally back in 2016:
He even released a holiday MAGA hat with the phrase embroidered on the back. In just one year, it looks like his promise to end this needless war has come through.
When I started 18 months ago, I told my first crowd in Wisconsin that we are going to come back here some day and we are going to say ‘Merry Christmas’ again. Merry Christmas. So, Merry Christmas everyone. Happy New Year, but Merry Christmas.”
Throughout the holiday season, I noticed many others saying the “taboo” phrase to me with a smile on their face. A definite reversal from just a few years ago.
Was I going crazy? Were people really saying it more?
A recent poll confirms that, yes, people are finally saying Merry Christmas again. More than half of Americans prefer to say Merry Christmas over any other holiday greeting. 65% percent of Americans, to be exact. Meanwhile, “Happy Holidays” received a whopping 28%.
Among Trump supporters, saying “Merry Christmas” is even stronger. 86% of his supporters prefer to say it.
People are proud to be saying Merry Christmas again. I am proud to have led the charge against the assault of our cherished and beautiful phrase. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 25, 2017
Trump’s effort to say the phrase has been praised by Evangelical Christians. According to the group, pushing the phrase shows a dedication to religious freedom.
The War on Christmas was never quite a political move. In fact, Barack Obama said