Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Might Christmas make the list?

NewsBusters has a statistical profile that charts the steady cultural evisceration of Christmas and the religion that has celebrated it at least since the time of St. Francis.

Writes NewsBusters' Tom Blumer:
The red boxes demonstrate that the relative frequency of references to the phrase "Christmas shopping season" vs. "holiday shopping season" is down almost 60% (58.6% to be exact).
If the chart is not legible go here.

Meanwhile, however, the vacuum is beginning to be filled -- even on this side of the Atlantic.

Just above the Thanksgiving Day banner is Best Buy's Happy Eid al-Adha tag, acknowledging the Muslim celebration of Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Isaac.

As Robert Spencer remarked: "Suddenly Best Buy has found a holiday it can actually mention by name without fear of censure from the Politically Correct Police."

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