On Thursday night's episode of "The Colbert Report," Stephen Colbert continued to fight the good fight with his annual counter-war on Christmas attack: the "Blitzkrieg on Grinchitude." Colbert revealed the latest way Christmas haters are trying to "kick us in the jingle balls" this year: an Atheist billboard outside the Lincoln Tunnel that calls Christmas a myth. Appalled, Colbert asked the Atheists:
"What part of three kings following a star through a desert to bring presents to an immaculately conceived baby God they dreamed about sounds like a myth to you?"
He also commended the Christian League for putting up a counter-billboard on the other side of the tunnel that says Christmas is real, a move the league called "a counter punch" to the Atheist billboard. This move truly exemplified the meaning of Christmas to Colbert, because if Jesus taught us anything, it's that "If someone slaps you on the cheek, counter-punch!"
In addition to the billboard war, Colbert drew attention to a 21st century change in the way the nation's Capitol celebrates Christmas. For the first time this year, the Capitol Christmas tree has its own Twitter account. Colbert has been following the tree on Twitter since it was still in the wild, and let's just say the tweets have not all been jolly.