EDITOR’S NOTE: This week, we’re taking a look at some of O’Reilly’s best Christmas-themed columns over the years. Last year we revisited the story of Jesus of Nazareth and his importance to the world. Plus: a little background about Christmas and Christmas Eve, including President Trump who recognizes today as a federal holiday. Make sure you’re subscribed to O’Reilly’s weekly email newsletter – click here to subscribe.
From 20 December 2020:
Incredibly, some bosses actually ordered employees not to say “Merry Christmas”. It would be “Happy Holidays” or something.
Enter me, your humble correspondent, who found that piece of fascism very offensive. Also, a blatant violation of the First Amendment. If I mean Merry Christmas by handing out burgers to the drive-through window, I’ll say it damn well.
Born into a community living family in the small town of Nazareth, Jesus was trained as a stonemason by his father. However, his parents soon knew their boy’s intellectual attitude was off the charts. His eloquence was on display in the local temple as he was not shy about challenging the Jewish clergy.
Eventually, the Nazarene became a cult figure who could draw thousands to hear him speak. This meant that he was a threat to the establishment and, in short, Jesus was brutally executed by the Roman authorities.
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