December 07, 2017

General Motors avoids “C-word” in “Holiday Tree” Christmas ad

David MenziesMission Specialist

Inclusivity and diversity are trendy buzzwords these days, but it seems an exception is made when it comes to Christianity.

Christmas is the holy day whose name we dare not speak. It’s out at schools and many workplaces, and has almost totally been expunged from advertising and marketing materials.

In a commercial currently making the rounds, a GM spokesman provides tips on securing a “holiday” tree to a vehicle.

Watching that advertisement set me off on a mission to find out why GM found it necessary to take a proper term, such as “Christmas tree”, and rebrand it with a descriptor I’ve never heard anyone utter in real life, “holiday tree.”

The responses I received in my efforts to understand, left me more confused.

Who are these people we are aiming to protect from being offended by words related to Christmastime? In my experience, the vast majority of non-Christians aren’t insulted by calling Christmas stuff like Christmas trees, Christmas trees!

As we continue to take the Christmas out of Christmas, once again I pose the question: Who is behind this, and why is it being done in the first place?

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commented 2017-12-08 19:38:45 -0500
Dan, the troll does leave a shit stain after every post…I imagine her co-workers want to shower after spending the day with her!
commented 2017-12-08 19:35:03 -0500
Gross, what’s that horrid smell?
It must be that shit-stain-troll, back stinkin’ the place up again…where’s the cockaroach poison when you need it?
commented 2017-12-08 14:50:42 -0500
Dan Mancuso commented 17 hours ago
“Who is behind this and why is it being done in the first place?”
Good question for a journalist to ask, Menzoid.
Ultimately the persecution and prosecution of Christians in the West is an attack against the Christian moral principles our sovereign Western nations were all founded on. "

If your definition of “persecution” is that they’re not calling a Christmas tree, a Christmas tree, then your life must be pretty good. Invoke meme, “first world problems”. Christmas trees aren’t even originally a Christian symbol!
commented 2017-12-08 14:42:25 -0500
Who cares if they call it a holiday tree? It’s a tree, it’s a holiday. It’s not the most conventional description, but it’s not an incorrect one.
commented 2017-12-08 14:31:55 -0500
I wish I could boycott, err personcott, GM, but I haven’t bought their crap in decades. Holiday is short for Holy days. How are they going to get around that one?
commented 2017-12-08 13:56:45 -0500
Merry Christmas everyone ! Great job David , love your show.. keep up the fight !
commented 2017-12-08 13:53:25 -0500
From1998 to 2015 I bought over 30 GM vehicles, In the fall of 2015 I purchase my first ford and love it . When I hear this stupidity from a business it make me sick .. I’am glad I made that switch .
commented 2017-12-08 12:29:49 -0500
GM can go suck an egg. they never made a decent vehicle anyway.

We put up our “Christmas tree”, we also put up our" Christmas decorations" too. I put up the outside “Christmas” decorations just last week.

If I have offended anyone by mentioning Christmas and you don’t like it, you can kiss my azz.

Merry Christmas to all…!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BTW – Let’s hope The Clown Prince , Justin Mohammed Trudeaup chokes on a plum pudding over the holidays.
commented 2017-12-08 08:51:31 -0500
Boycott GM !
Merry Christmas to all .
commented 2017-12-08 07:57:09 -0500
Now the feminists are attacking Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Lost Toys. It seems Rudolph’s buck daddy is abusive to Rudolph and Rudolph’s Mommy. What absolute nonsense.
At the same time they are attacking the spirit of Christmas ,they are advancing this muktisexual agenda where boys and girls aren’t boys and girls anymore.
A very sick society we live in!!!!
commented 2017-12-08 03:22:02 -0500
On a more profound note, it doesn’t take a great brain to realize that cities with broken black communities like Detroit or Chicago have suffered from generations of supposed “community leaders” and “spiritual leaders”playing the “victim card” card over and over again, rather than inspiring their “flock” to get up and rise up and get off their victimhood backs and prevail… That is the essence of the problem: – “Stop Bitchin’, Get Going” leaders are way, way too much in the minority…
commented 2017-12-08 03:13:17 -0500
General Motors?… Detroit?… Social conscience?… Burning buildings?… Rap?… Crooked politicians for now generations?… Oh Yeah!…; but CHRISTMAS ??… Perish the thought…
commented 2017-12-07 22:05:30 -0500
“Who is behind this and why is it being done in the first place?”
Good question for a journalist to ask, Menzoid.
Ultimately the persecution and prosecution of Christians in the West is an attack against the Christian moral principles our sovereign Western nations were all founded on. This ‘disappearing’ of Christmas, merely one plank tied into a platform of organized and driven, destruction, from within.
As to whom, it would be interesting to see all the communications GM has received from all the lefties offended by the word Christmas…if there are in fact any communications.
If the Soros’ of the world have enough pelf for hiring street thugs to do their evil bidding, there must be some kind of easily purchased leverage to force or entice the CEO set…it’s not like there’s not a lot of evidence of it.
commented 2017-12-07 19:52:17 -0500
Is there a shariah tree?
commented 2017-12-07 18:41:01 -0500
So the logical question when the regressive left declares happy holiday, is “Holiday for what reason?” Or, “Why is it a holiday?” Or, How did this Holiday become a holiday?”

Then point out that the word, holiday, is an English run-on of the words, Holy Day, and to be consistent the left should not be wishing Happy Holy Day because it might offend the un-Holy…particularly SJW’s.

Even more fun is to point out that islam has no problem with the Nativity, because Christ is recognized as the penultimate prophet. Hence the regressive left is insulting islam and islamophobic.
commented 2017-12-07 18:01:30 -0500
You asked who’s behind this anti-Christmas newspeak:
Self-loathing, globalist, virtue signaling, anti-Christian, alt-left, SJW white folk.
commented 2017-12-07 17:50:59 -0500
I haven’t been interested in doing business with Government Motors since they became Obama’s minions. I’m not surprised that they’ve gone full politically correct. I find more & more businesses are going back to “Merry Christmas” in the past few years.
commented 2017-12-07 16:56:31 -0500
OK that’s it no more GM trucks.
commented 2017-12-07 16:28:21 -0500
I don’t think it wise to drive their cars if their brains don’t work.
commented 2017-12-07 16:27:32 -0500
… No one has even started in on how the label “Holidays” is wrong and offensive.
… Personally, I work in the service industry- grocery clerk- and I have the one day off. It is no “holidays” for me.
… I carry Christ in my heart, and celebrate Christmas in my heart as I am working. “Holidays” is wrong and offensive.
commented 2017-12-07 16:16:35 -0500
David, I suspect a group like Sleeping Giants is behind pressuring companies to refrain from using the word Christmas in their advertising.
I think I will fire off an e-mail to Katie Amann at GM.
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