The enduring spirit and optimism of the American people

Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

The generosity of the people of this nation is an everyday event, having been made even more powerful by the astounding success of our president, his team and supported by the enduring spirit and optimism of the American people. While Congress is gazing at its navel, fixated as usual on themselves, we remain focused on what really matters — our families, friends, neighbors and the strangers who need us. This is who we are, and don’t let anyone convince you otherwise. President Trump reminds us, “our best days are yet to come.” Believe it. We’ve just started getting our nation back on her feet. Everything is possible! Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah, everyone!

The Angelic Message: Hang in There!

William Murchison, The American Spectator

I do not know the repertory of the heavenly host beyond what St. Luke reports: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” But I submit there had to have been more, possibly snipped by an editor’s scissors to get rid of excess type. There must have been an anthem anticipating the skitterings and flitterings of the human audience for which the Christmas Event came to pass: an anthem like “Hang in there. Stay with us. This won’t be easy. But look Who’s in charge.”

Christmas 2018: Not the Worst of Times

Patrick J. Buchanan, Townhall

America has endured, in the lifetime of its older generations, far worse Christmases than this. An unacknowledged cause of establishment frustration and rage at Trump's pullout from Syria and Afghanistan is the growing realization that the post-Cold War new world order it has sought and still seeks to create is likely never to be. Indeed, it is now visibly slipping away. The American people refuse to subscribe to its global agenda. They will not pay the price in blood, treasure and distraction from our own troubles here at home. Trump's victory was America's way of saying, "Goodbye to all that!"

Our Christmas Blessing and the Real Religion of Peace

In these times of persecution and sacrifice we here at CHQ wish you the blessings of Christmas and the certainty of the peace of Jesus Christ.

The Islamic Terrorists Wage Real War on Christmas

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Secularists have no moral right to be indifferent on the religious assault on Christians, much less treat Islam as the persecuted religion. Christians are deemed sinful if they don't love their fellow man without qualifiers; radical Muslims are deemed holy if they kill you if you're anything but one of them. How many more must be slaughtered for secularists to realize they are fighting the wrong religion?

The death throes of political correctness

Editors, Washington Examiner

As Trump repeatedly did and said things that would have ended anyone else's political career, he won rather than lost admiration. Why? Because by example, not just by precept, he rejected, day in and day out, every convention and custom demanded by an overbearing, supercilious and detested cultural elite. He became the champion of the common man because he made himself the enemy of their enemy.

Christmas with the Presidents, from Washington to Reagan

Lee Edwards, CNS News

Christmas is a time to remember the ancient proverb, “It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” And this year, it is a prime opportunity to give thanks for a “tree of candles”—the White House Christmas tree—and what it has meant to Americans through the years.

Washington Irving’s Christmas: The way it should be

Rich Lowry, National Review

Washington Irving, the literary genius who gave us “Rip van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” helped define it. Not only did Irving write about a pipe-smoking, wagon-riding, gift-dispensing St. Nicholas, he delineated a Christmas celebration of irresistible charm and enduring appeal.

Washington’s Christmas Poem: ‘Assist Me to Sing the Morn, On Which the Savior of Mankind Was Born’

Ali Meyer, CNS News

The book, “George Washington the Christian,” by William J. Johnson highlights Washington’s religious foundation, his prayers, his religious habits, and his actions taken as a Christian soldier. One of the stories that Johnson recounts of a 13-year-old Washington includes some verses that he copied on Christmas Day.

At Christmas 2015, causes for conservative joy

Timothy P. Carney, Washington Examiner

It's easy for a conservative to despair at the state of things today. But Christmas is a season of hope, and if one looks back at 2015, it's not hard to find glimmers of cheer for conservatives.

Christmas Challenge To Leftists: Stop Appropriating Christian Culture

Emily Jashinsky, Daily Caller

I’m issuing a challenge to my liberal friends—if you don’t believe Jesus Christ is your Savior, don’t skip work on December 25. Don’t put up a Christmas tree. Don’t listen to Christmas music. Don’t watch It’s A Wonderful Life.

Our Christmas Blessing and the Real Religion of Peace

The Christian message and the story of Christ's journey on Earth begin and end with the word "peace." In these troubled times when Christians are being tested and when part of that test is parsing the truth from the multitude of lies about the moral equivalence between Christ’s message of peace and the violence and depravity of another “religion of peace,” we urge you take to heart the certainty of the message of peace Christ bestowed upon us.

You Can’t Say “Christmas” In Shakespeare’s English

Eliminating the word “Christmas” from the marketing of a concert of Christian festive or sacred music is an absurdity which annoys and insults Christians, whose music after all is being appropriated without regard for its sacred message. Next year, at this “hallowed” and “gracious” time, we urge our friends at the Folger not to banish the Savior from the music that celebrates his birth.

The Most Important Gift You Can Give This Christmas Is You

The gift God asks of us at Christmas is to make a sacrifice of ourselves and to turn away from sin and give ourselves to Jesus Christ.

Christians Targeted in Iraq on Christmas Day

John Hayward, Human Events

Widespread persecution of Christians continues, with sporadic attention from global media.

The Gift of Christmas is Fulfilled at Easter

Now is the time to open your heart to the gift of God’s only begotten Son – follow the star that shines over Bethlehem and leads to a humble manger and, if you believe in him, to a Cross, the Resurrection, forgiveness of your sins and life everlasting.

Army Officers Told Not to Say 'Christmas'?

Billy Hallowell, The Blaze

There’s a debate unfolding at Camp Shelby, a military base in Mississippi, after a soldier claimed that officers were commanded not to use the word “Christmas” over fears it might be seen as offensive.

House Denounces War on Christmas

Tony Lee, Breitbart

A bipartisan, non-binding House resolution, introduced by Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO), would "strongly" disapprove "of attempts to ban references to Christmas." 

Rand Paul Airs Grievances for Festivus

Peter Sullivan, The Hill

Rand Paul got into the spirit of the parody holiday Festivus on Monday, airing a list of grievances on Twitter that ranged from the national debt to the Senate cafeteria.

Congress Eyes Christmas Tree Tax

Cheryl K. Chumley, The Washington Times

“A 15-cent tax may not seem like much,” said Daren Bakst of the Heritage Foundation. “However, taxes are a death by a thousand cuts. One of those cuts shouldn’t come from the Christmas tree. One way to actually hurt the image of the Christmas tree is to make it a symbol of taxation during the holiday season.”