Blogmeister Andrew Sullivan tells it like it is:
Yes, the season of good will is at our throats once again. . . . The perspective-free purists who object to department stores saying “Merry Christmas” are about as likeable as the fish-in-a-barrel-AK47 bloviators like Bill O’Reilly. I just wish both groups would find a very small, soundproof room somewhere, shut the door tight and yell at each other for a while. The rest of us can continue to love Christmas or hate it for our own individual reasons. For my part, I pretty much hate it. But I sure as hell don’t mind seeing a crèche on public property. I mean, c’mon, ACLU. Get a grip.