For years we have fielded questions and suggestions about the supposed war on Christmas that has captivated many in conspiracy circles. We even posted a very popular article during the Obama years about this subject when the word on the street was that President Obama was going to cancel Christmas and declare America a Muslim country (yeah, it sounds bonkers now, but you had to be there). Well, our stance has always been that there was no real war on Christmas, at least no concerted deep state effort to take most Americans’ most cherished holiday away.
Well, maybe we were wrong about that. Enter COVID-19.
The coronavirus pandemic took over the year 2020 and never looked back. This virus that came out of nowhere in China to permeate the globe has an astonishingly low death rate and yet has managed to influence the world like nothing we have seen before. There is no area of life that it has not touched. You name it. Popular culture. Fashion. And oh yes, politics. COVID-19 is the only reason the election was even interesting, as a full-steam-ahead economy seemed to guarantee Donald Trump an easy victory before the pandemic took hold. Now, after a spring and summer of lockdowns, restrictions, and constantly being told to do the same three things even though it has fazed the virus for a minute, things are now reaching a fever pitch.
We have governors ordering families to restrict the number of people at gatherings for Thanksgiving. Families are forced to cull the guest list down and pick between loved ones. At least one governor is now suggesting that masks should be worn in side the home. And on CNN just the other day, Dr. Fauci agreed with the talking head that Christmas was going to be impossible.
Thanksgiving will be the warmup. There are new bolder restrictions being handed down, but after the inevitable spike that will be blamed on Thanksgiving, the big one is coming. COVID-19 is bringing the war on Christmas right into your home, right into your neighborhood. This is no longer a long-term ambition of some. This year, Christmas may very well be canceled. What’s more, it might actually be against the law to celebrate it.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving and your four or five guests that are legally allowed to attend. Wear your masks even in between bites. Cherish those weird moments, because Christmas may be on the chopping block this year.