Every year during the holiday season, it seems like someone has to be a Grinch and try to ruin Christmas for everyone. Either they freak out when a kid brings candy to school with a nice message, or they try to ban a float from a parade. Businesses are the WORST about this. So much so that it can seem like there’s a corporate war on Christmas being waged every winter season.
One of the biggest fighters in the war against Christmas is Starbucks, who has gone so far as to remove all holiday trappings from their cups – even the pieces of the design that don’t really have anything to do with religion. Who wants to drink a festive peppermint mocha out of a plain, old, boring red cup? Not us. Hang your stockings with care, and prepare to see even more proof of the war against Christmas.
It may seem like a joke by now, but people have been trying to get rid of Christmas since the 1600s when Oliver Cromwell (a political leader in England) did his best to abolish the holiday. Obviously, that didn’t work because people are still celebrating, but there are plenty of people around today who probably wish that Cromwell would have gotten his way, and most of them are on this list.Vote up the worst shot fired in the war on Christmas, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section.
Belen, New Mexico's 365 Days a Year Nativity Scene
No Religious Floats Were Allowed in Denver's Christmas Parade
Festivus Pole Blocks Nativity Scene
Atheists Post a "Skip Church" Billboard
During the 2014 Christmas season, atheists across the country paid for billboards to go up in Memphis, Tennessee, Nashville, Tennessee, St. Louis, Missouri, Fort Smith, Arkansas, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, that showed a young girl asking Santa to help her skip church on Christmas morning. Judging by the billboard, she should have asked for Photoshop.