It's that time of year again when Americans head home, gather with family and friends, snuggle up by the fire, and watch cable news hosts inform us about the secular liberal assault against Christmas. To these unhappy warriors, it seems every "Happy Holidays" sign, religiously neutral public display, or White House Christmas Card featuring the president's dog is a slap in the face to America's Christian values.
Fox host Bill O'Reilly -- the undisputed champion of Americans' right to tinsel, crèches, and holiday-specific corporate signage -- recently exhorted his viewers to "stand up and fight against this secular progressivism that wants to diminish the Christmas holiday."
"We have to start to fight back against these people," he averred.
Evidently, the warnings of O'Reilly and his fellow Christmas defenders are working. A recent poll by the left-leaning group Public Policy Polling found that 47 percent of Americans believe that there is indeed a "War on Christmas."
Never mind that a quick glance at any network commercial break or a casual stroll through a department store should reveal that the Christmas spirit is alive and well in America. But that's not true everywhere. Here's a look at five places where the War on Christmas is all too real.Cameron Spencer/Getty Images