The term "war on Christmas" might sound a little dramatic to some. But it can't be denied many of the aspects of Christmas that Americans love most have been eroded in the past decade in the name of political correctness.
Now that Trump is in office, some of the Obama-era shackles are being removed from our beloved holidays. But let's take a look back at five of the most insane examples of the War on Christmas over the last few years:
Cities ban the term "Christmas tree"
The city of Boston was one of numerous large municipalities to officially re-name the giant spruce tree in its city part a "holiday tree" instead of a Christmas tree.
We should be celebrating our religious diversity, not covering it up with bland titles like "holiday tree."
Grade schools ban Christmas concerts and festivities
The most recent example involved a Pennsylvania school that cancelled its decades-old, annual performance of "A Christmas Carol." The beloved tradition came to an abrupt end, and many parents believe it was because one line in Dickens' holiday classic mentions God.
The school principal said the decision was "rooted in a desire to be respectful" to the diverse student body.
Apparently, in order to be tolerant and diverse, schools must eradicate any mention of God.
Companies feel the War on Christmas heat, too
Starbucks revealed its new "holiday" cup, which isn't very holiday-like, at all. Traditionally the company had released cheerful and festive Christmas cups in December.
But their new politically-correct versions are nothing more than a simple red design, lacking any holiday symbols.
To be fair, Starbucks is a private company and can do whatever they want. But it seems the company is bowing to pressure from Social Justice Warriors-and sucking the joy out of our morning coffee.
Holiday parties became increasingly less festive
The University of Tennessee posted a list of suggestions for hosting a workplace holiday party. The university instructed students and staff that holiday parties should build upon workplace relationships with "no emphasis on religion or culture. Ensure your holiday party is not a Christmas party in disguise."
Towns tear down Christmas displays
One small town in Minnesota was forced to tear down its beloved 40-year-old, life-sized Nativity scene, after facing pressure from an atheist group.
This particular story has a happy ending, however...