The War on Xmas


Happy Holidays. Yeah, I just said that… I’ve never understood why people get in
such a twist over the whole Happy Holidays thing. It’s inclusive, right? No matter who you are it applies to you this
time of year. Even if you’re an atheist, they still celebrate
New Year’s and the Winter Solstice or whatever. But there are people out there who think it’s
exclusive somehow, like it’s trying to erase Christmas or something which is impossible
since it’s been pretty much everywhere since August. Also, let’s not forget that the etymology
of holiday is literally holy day, but whatever. Every year, we go through the same argument. According to people like O’reilly there’s
a War on Christmas. The War on Christmas Centralizes. Over the years we’ve taken on the role of
protecting the federal holiday of Christmas. As you know there are some Americans who are
offended by any reference to Jesus Christ. And that’s what the USA celebrates on December
25, the birth of the baby Jesus. Right we’ll get back to that in a moment
but to other people like Kirk Cameron, it means that we need to put the Christ back
in Christmas. That’s real that’s a real movie. Which brings us to the other battlefront in
this war – Xmas. Since the rise of Evangelism in the US, Xmas
is portrayed as some corporate way to take the Christ out of Christmas or some lazy millennial
abbreviation like lol. IDK my BFF Jill. But the truth is, spelling Christmas out like
this is a fairly recent development in history. Eagle eyed viewers of my last video might
have noticed that when Columbus wrote the word christianos, it was spelled like this. Ex-pianos. Because those aren’t the letters XP, they’re
the greek letters Chi and Rho. From the Roman Empire through Columbus and
beyond, the letters Chi Rho were short hand for Christ. Whether you’re talking about Christians
or even Christoforo. Later, just the letter X came to mean Christ,
as in-. I’m so sorry you had to see that. Anyway, this is Christmas. Thanks to Mark and Aven over at the Endless
Knot for providing me with that resource and putting up with my endless questions. So while Christmas is the acceptable long
form English version of the holiday, Xmas is – and was for most of history – the
acceptable shorthand abbreviation of the holiday. In the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle Christmas was
spelled like this, I’m not even going to try to pronounce that. So, if you really want to put the Christ back
into Christmas, I guess we could start by putting the P back in XPmas. Although that kind of sounds like some double
experience holiday weekend … we’ll work on it. I guess technically it should be Chi-Rho-mas
but that just sounds… wait… Chi-rho. Does that have anything to do with the city? No. Geez, you didn’t have to be so mean about
it. Anyway, like Oreilly said, Christmas is supposed
to be the day that celebrates the birth of Christ, but as I’ve talked about at length
before, we actually don’t know the exact day Jesus was born. There are guesses of course, ranging from… … Yeah I need to do something with my hair,
let me know what you think I should do down below. Anyway, that might have just been an annoying
joke to you, but since the FCC just voted to dismantle Net Neutrality, it’s actually
a very real possibility. It won’t happen tomorrow or even a month
from now, they’ll introduce it slowly, maybe in a year or two. Tired of lag and disconnects while playing
PubG? Upgrade to the Comcast Christ-finityGamer
package for only 5.99 a month and never experience latency issues again. Make sure you catch Stranger Things season
3 the way it’s meant to be seen – in full 4k! Add 4KStreamers to your Verizon internet bundle. If you don’t think they’ll eventually
make some sort of adult package too, you’re delusional. It’ll creep in like microtransactions, at
first it won’t seem all that intrusive. They’ll be counting on the fact that we’re
so accustomed to extra fees that we’ll just accept it. Ask Patreon how well that went for them. In a few years, the internet will be just
as bundled and overpriced as cable TV and we’ll all reminisce about how the awesome
the internet used to be. I don’t want to do that, and I hope you
don’t either. If you’ve made it to this point in the video,
that bandwidth joke was 30 seconds. From the start of that until now, you could
have written to all three of your congress people. Text ‘resist’ to 50409 and follow the
instructions. Tell them that you support net neutrality
and title 2 provisions. Within a few minutes you’ll have written
a letter to everyone. You can do this for any issue, not just net
neutrality, and it’s completely free. Seriously in the time I’ve been talking
you could have done it twice. And the next time someone tells you to put
the Christ back in Christmas, tell them to put the P back in XPmas, because now, you
know better. You haven’t done it yet have you? Do it, seriously. And leave a comment below once you do. Don’t worry, I’m working on a follow up
to my last video which will be out soon, but I just had to get this out there. Don’t forget to abbreviate that subscribe
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Comments
  1. It doesn't matter if December 25th is the actual date of the birth; we still celebrate the event on December 25th. See also: every "observed" federal holiday.

  2. The day of the holiday was just Christians putting a holiday on the day of a pagan holiday it was just what the holiday was about that changed and would later morph into what we see as Christmas

  3. I was so confused by the bandwidth message. It kind of scared me. I thought I had been watching too much youtube lately and was about to be spanked. haha

  4. Isn't Xmas all about Santa Claus bringing presents by a flying sleigh and reindeer, landing on the roof, sliding down the chimney with said presents, eating cookies then disappearing?

  5. The War of Xmas is Xmas eating the other holidays. It took over New Year's, is encroaching on Thanksgiving, and Halloween looks nervous.

  6. Does Bill-O even know that the Puritans who started the USA frowned quite strongly upon celebrating Xmas? I doubt it, he seems like a guy who makes a point of not knowing things.

  7. Like NO ONE is fucking offended by the birth of jesus. That's not the damn issue, BILL. God, this whole thing is a strawman.

  8. Happy "holidays"? What's so "holy" abut it? Pretty soon, the only thing that we'll be able to say to other people is "hello" and "good bye" and just keep it moving.

  9. Text resist to… ah you need a smart phone for that. sigh Is it so much to ask to have website based versions of smart phone stuff?

    Not only is it not known when Jesus was born, but it's not known if he ever existed. Plenty of evidence to suggest that there was no such person. Also Christmas as it is now has as much or more pagan roots. AFAIK the whole "it was Jesus birthday" was basically a partially successful attempt to take over a nonreligious day of celebration. In fact AFAIK the date is all about the winter solstice which is roughly around the 25th, it moves around a bit thanks to issues with how the calendar works and its origins predate modern accuracy.

  10. If Christ was so important, then Christians should have done more to save Windows XP from becoming obsolete. Checkmate Christians.

  11. Yes but what I never understand is why it's so bad to say Merry Christmas when Christians celebrate Christmas for the birth of Christ, but non Christians still celebrate the Santa Claus Christmas so how is it offensive if most everyone celebrates in some form?

  12. It's a completely media fabricated war created just to get their audience outraged. No one actually gives a shit unless they were media manipulated into being outraged. What does Fox news want? For the US to commit billions of dollars and thousands of troops to fight the war? They just sent 100 billion in weapons to the Saudis, is that going to benefit the war on Christmas?

  13. So you know, and someone has already probably said it, Xpistos is the Greek for Christ, with x have later been understood to equal ch (x=ch), and the p, or 'ro', is actually an r (p=r). Thus, Xpristos = Christ.

  14. I got your slam of Youtube, very clever, but I did want to hear the rest of the story; how the date (12/25) was picked to compete with the Pagan Winter Orgy, how there is no real evidence of the birth of someone called "Jesus"… Oh, well, another time.

  15. Christmas is a made up holiday to replace yuletide that was celebrated for thousands of years before Christians ever existed. The Christians just appropriated this and many other holidays and sacred days because if you were already doing it, it wasn't such a big change. One more point, they also '' appropriated a ton of holy cites and put up churches in those places because people were used to going to them. I think you can see the theme here.

  16. The war on Christmas is really a reaction to multiculturalism. It's just easier to frame as a war on Christmas. And I'm pretty sure that most people who consider themselves liberal and open-minded would be severely challenged if there was a sudden and dramatic shift in the cultural landscape where they live and work. We want our culture to be the dominant culture.

  17. Here we are a year later, and your bullshit predictions still haven’t come to pass. Not like they were happening in the years before NN anyways

  18. Damn, you got me, when the YouTube premium logo came on I actually thought it was real for a second. Scary how I’m even considering that being real now that the fcc has voted to repeal net neutrality or whatever

  19. Jesus Christ! I've just learned why in russian it's Христофор (khristofor) & Христос (khristos). Thanks!

  20. Your sense of humor goes so far over my head that I end up feeling stupid because I don't get the jokes. I think I am going to stop watching your channel for this reason.

  21. I dont really see any problem with saying "happy holidays". However, lately, people have been switching out "Christmas" with "holiday" in things exclusively for Christmas. People have even started saying "holiday tree". I get that it is an inclusive expression to represent all holidays, but it's like the market is trying to just block the word "Christmas" while leaving other holidays like Hanukkah alone.

  22. People, just cause someone wishes u happy holidays does not mean Christmas is dead. you realize other holidays happen around now right? Dawali and Hannukah happen around this time of year, ramadan sometimes happens and new years and thanksgiving which are celebrated by all Americans also occur around now. No one is trying to destroy christmas, the grinch does not exist. I wish people on the right would worry more about real issues like the fact 1 in 4 children can't eat everyday. Just like one legged lesbian daycare centers, this is a fake issue that distracts from real world problems. I miss when the left and right were debating whether raising or lowering taxes would help the citizens. Now it's just the oppression olympics, as people who dont know what real oppression is fight for the title of most oppressed person alive. War on christmas, war on women, war on black ppl, war on trannies, you make me wish aliens would come down and have a war on us

  23. First time I wrote my senator. Thank you for your support, and thank you to everyone that voiced their opinion to their elected officials.

  24. >conservative talks about p***ies getting offended by the use of Merry Christmas
    >Conservative gets offended by people saying happy holidays

  25. I culturally appropriate Christmas every December. Great excuse to eat well and make other people happy. 😉 I am atheist.

  26. I live in a multicultural environment, and I say Happy Holidays. I've made the mistake enough that no one is going to change it at this point

  27. I say happy holidays, if someone gets offended by it I tell them… " I am sorry, I meant to say… Fuck off you miserable Jesus freak".

  28. Liberal again, they support the fake issue of "net neutrality". Knowing Better is a liberal being exposed everyday. I know better. You are not a "moderate", the wishy washy can't take a real stand person….

  29. I will never understand why atheists shouldn't celebrate christmas. I do, and every single other one I know does too. Also, I can understand that one doesn't wish merry christmas to people having no contact with christmas, but who goes to a totally different country for christmas? For people who are at home and meet people with no contact with christmas… Well both sides should suck it up, don't be thin skinned, and translate the wish into their own celebration towards years end, or into merry holidays – in their head. And those people should think about integrating their neighbors better.
    If the situation changes to everybody saying "Merry holidays" then that's ok, too. But I don't want problems, just because I say what I always said, in situations where people should know that christmas isn't a religious holiday for most people who celebrate it.
    And for the last possibility: If one is in another country at christmas, well… integrate into society around you, and there are no problems.

  30. It is chi rho so get off this x crzp. Every time I write Xmas I am to lazy include the rho. So get off my back and go back yo your 4×10^3 tv.

  31. The same people who killed Easter and have badly wounded Thanksgiving are the ones waging war on Christmas. Big Business.

    Now Easter is just another shopping day with nothing special about it but the sales, and Thanksgiving is headed that way. Christmas is up next.

  32. Amazing video !
    Sadly your net neutrality joke will not work for most Indians like me since in India anti- net neutrality is illegal.

  33. This vid was weird. I thought it was going to be all about Christmas stuff but it ended up being a brief vid on the etymology of the word (which is weird. I don't think that's what ppl mean when they say "put the Christ back in Christmas" so this just felt like a straw man argument. Though don't get me wrong I never understood why religious ppl celebrate Christmas like it has anything to do with Jesus anyway bc it doesn't. At all. It's a pagan holiday adopted by Christianity (which they have done a lot actually). Also that last bit of net neutrality just felt out of place, especially now lol.

  34. @Knowing Better: Actually an Atheist wouldn't celebrate the Winter Solstice because being an Atheist implies they don't believe in a Supreme Being(s). Pagan would have been a better term to use.

  35. I'm struggling to see the connection between the war on xmas topic (first three minutes of the video) and the net neutrality topic (last two minutes).

  36. Saying Happy Holidays excludes holidays during the rest of the year. If you say "Happy Holidays" to refer to the holidays in December, you are implying that Memorial Day and 4th of July are not really holidays.

  37. Christmas in Australia starts in October when all the shops get in their Chinese made Christmas decorations and do their best to get the people to spend BIG. It's their most lucrative time of the year. Come Christmas day it's festival of food and flatulence. You never eat as much on any day the rest of the year like you do at Christmas. The Christmas Turkey ritual. It's only cooked once a year and you've forgotten how you managed it last year so it comes out dry and tough as leather. Turkey has no taste of it's own and the only real reason for cooking it is so you have something to lick the cranberry sauce off. So why not cook chicken for Christmas. You cook that at anytime of the year so why not Christmas and chicken has flavour. You eat mountains of vegetables that have had the living crap boiled out of them then there's Christmas cake and pudding. In the UK they eat mountains of Brussels Sprouts giving them copious quantities of the most smelly bowel gas which lasts well past boxing day. There's the orgy of present buying where the most important thing is to make sure the giver has kept the shop receipt so you can go to the shop and change the garbage you've been given for something you really want and at the end you know it's only three hundred and sixty four days until you'll have to go through it all again.
    The lucky ones are the ones who have to go to work on Christmas day so they miss out on all this gastronomic hell. When they get home the older members of the family are in the lounge room fast asleep snoring and farting.

  38. Christmas/xmas is actually a pagan holiday that the Catholic Cult wanted to incorporate into there practices to encourage pagans to convert. Also, "Jesus" was not the messiahs real name.

  39. The issue is more along the lines of selective inclusion. We don't say Happy Holidays for Ramadan or Hannukah, and saying "Happy Holidays" to a Muslim instead of "Ramadan Mubarak" isn't promoted.
    It's only promoted for this one, specific holiday, and one that is predominantly celebrated by Christians.

  40. During EID, we say EID MUBARAK. Now if you want to change that to Happy Holiday, surely I will be offended.
    I am sure saying Marry Christmas offend atheist! But I have never met one.

  41. Cherimas

    (I don't live in north America or Europe so I can't really support the net neutrality thing)

  42. lol at the youtube premium thing. i forgot i had it. its like 12 dollars a month. no ads. fucking great

  43. I’ve never seen anyone get offended over “Merry Christmas.” However, I’ve seen boomers lose their shit over “happy holidays.”

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