Taking the ‘Christ’ Out of Christmas Cartoons

One thing we can count on every year is the media’s constant drum-banging about the so-called “War on Christmas.” Apparently, nothing going on in the world is quite as important as whether people, companies and towns wish each other “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays.

Like most issues, cartoonists take sides on this reindeer-filled battlefield. Mike Lester, the cartoonist for the Rome News-Tribune, approaches the notion of political correctness around the holidays with a deft hand and sarcastic sense of humor.

Cartoonist Brian Fairrington is also a harsh critic of the “Happy Holidays” P.C. crowd, and even developed his own ending to ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.’

Salt Lake Tribune
cartoonist Pat Bagley sees the “War on Christmas” as largely missing the point, as the holiday became less about Christ and more about commercialization a long time ago…

Meanwhile, Joe Heller of the Green Bay Press-Gazette things we should honor the true symbols of Christmas – the blowhards…

Lastly, John Trever of the Albuquerque Journal doesn’t think there’s any room left for Christ. After all, the electric bill is already through the roof…

By Daryl Cagle

Daryl Cagle is the founder and owner of Cagle Cartoons, Inc. He is one of the most widely published editorial cartoonists and is also the editor of The Cagle Post. For the past 35 years, Daryl has been one of America’s most prolific cartoonists.