Fox News' annual "War On Christmas" coverage (and Jon Stewart's ensuing reaction segments) have become holiday traditions in and of themselves. This year, however, Stewart chose to debunk Fox's holiday paranoia in a slightly different way: declaring war on Christmas himself.
In part one, below, Stewart pinpoints who Fox News sees as this year's biggest Christmas offender: Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, who's calling his state's Christmas tree a "holiday tree" instead. But Fox's outrage goes far beyond one person. A quick look at their recent segments showed that replacing "Christmas" with "holiday" not only puts our religious freedoms "on the rocks," but goes against everything the pilgrims and our founding fathers would have wanted.
Naturally, Stewart was ready with some light research to disprove all those claims. He also pointed out how Fox should be more outraged about the tax payer money funding all the Christmas decorations you see in public spaces (not to mention the atrocities that are Mariah Carey and Justin Bieber's Christmas songs) rather than worry about semantics. After a thorough takedown, Stewart left his desk to address the nation in a slightly more serious way: declaring his own war on Christmas.
"Fox, you take for granted the ubiquity of christmas, but if there has been a war, Christmas is the aggressor nation," Stewart explained. "As long as our enemies view the term 'Happy Holidays' [...] as a subtextual, "F*ck you and your baby Jesus," there can be no peace."
Watch the full address above to hear Stewart's full declaration of war (wherein he also cycles through almost all of his presidential impressions) and tell us what you think in the comments.
WATCH: Part one
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