I don't buy into the "War on Christmas" crap any more than I support the thin-skins who get ruffled when people wish them a Merry Christmas during the month of December. Live and let live has always been a motto I subscribed to.
However, I had to chuckle when I read an editorial in yesterday's Chicago Tribune titled "Ha, ha, ha. Merry Christmas!"
Mostly the editorial board is responding to a story I read a week or so ago about a company that supplied shopping malls with Santas recommending that the pseudo-Santa's refrain from huffing a hearty "Ho, Ho, Ho" because it might offend women.
It was a silly recommendation born out of a oversensitive mindset focused on being as inoffensive as possible in an extremely litigious age. I think the Trib, and others, are right to call the company on it. I also like the Trib's take on the attempts to stifle the Santa's Ho's and the whole Christmas controversy situation.