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How To Trigger A War On Christmas...



A new survey shows more Americans are offended by the expression “happy holidays” than “merry Christmas." Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. http://tytnetwork.com/go

"We're going to start saying 'Merry Christmas' again," President-elect Donald Trump recently told a rally of his fans in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Google Trends data suggest that the so-called "war on Christmas" was canceled for lack of interest sometime around 2006, a year after the publication of the book of the same name. So Trump's determination to bring it back in 2016 - he's been talking about it all campaign season - may seem like something of a puzzle.

But of course, the fight against "political correctness" was one of the central themes of Trump's successful presidential campaign. A backlash against the (real or imagined) political correctness of the Democratic Party, the coastal elite and the mainstream media resonated with white working-class voters in the key states that put him over the 270 electoral vote threshold.

Public Policy Polling (PPP) is out this week with a new survey that untangles some of the tortured politics of holiday greetings. The firm asked 1,224 voters whether they preferred "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays." Some of the findings turn the politics of "Merry Christmas" on its head.

Only 9 percent of Americans preferred the nondenominational greeting, vs. 45 percent who prefer a traditional "Merry Christmas." (46 percent said they didn't care.)”*

Read more here: http://www.nola.com/holidays/index.ssf/2016/12/happy_holidays_offends_conserv.html

Hosts: Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola
Cast: Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola

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Автор good cheer and blitheringness ( назад)
HOW do you get offended by Happy Holidays? I'm an atheist and I couldn't give a shit if everyone was saying Happy Ramadan.
Conservatives are sad creatures indeed.

Автор Susse Kind ( назад)
some people just go through life looking for things to be offended about. Pretty much boils down to that.

Автор mus5599 ( назад)
Bing Crosby. All those white male singers from decades ago sound the same to me.

Автор Christo Money ( назад)
Cenk is mad he grew up muslim. #fact

Автор Ima fan ( назад)
A big to do about nothing. Once again a frenzy whipped up by Faux News....meanwhile while Trump poises himself to bankrupt the country and start 5 wars......*crickets*

Автор cnn8420 ( назад)
one way is driving a truck into a crowd of people in a Christmas Market

Автор JPT Bettehannes ( назад)
Glædelig Jul!

Автор Andrew Dunne ( назад)
Hail Hydra!

Автор al koy ( назад)
What happened to 10% that got "triggered " by Merry Christmas instead of Happy Holiday, who are these people?

Автор Harold Winters ( назад)
We won the war on Christmas. Merry Christmas!

Автор esam10 ( назад)
How about saying Happy Christmas and Merry New Year? Lol

Автор codingkriggs ( назад)
I remember the first year Fox News started the war on xmas thing, and we all laughed. But man, if they say the same thing over and over again, it gets in peoples minds. I've been saying happy holidays since the 90s (as a kid). Not at the exclusion of merry christmas, but as the short form of "merry christmas and happy new year". But now I know people personally who go into rant mode just because I say happy holidays? Do you realize you've been hearing happy holidays your whole life? But they somehow retconned your memories so that it is a confrontational phrase. What's that all about? (I'm only asking rhetorically for you to ask yourself that question).

Автор nowknowthis ( назад)
But no one is forcing anyone by law to say Happy Holidays

Автор Efrim Begotten ( назад)
Chrome Plugin of Decade So Far: Replacing Politically Correct with 'Being Considerate to Others'

Автор rflair ( назад)
Merry Christmas!

Автор Jammit Timmaj ( назад)
I'm going to have to stop saying "Merry Christmas" from now on out.

Автор arif abaas ( назад)
Must Stupid issue on YouTube

Автор william irvine ( назад)
how about "yippee ki-yay motherfucker"

Автор HardcoreGator ( назад)
It's not hard. If somebody says Happy Holidays to me, I just say "Thank you, you too." and move on. If somebody says Merry Christmas to me, I'll say "Merry Christmas" back.

Автор Sam America ( назад)
Merry Christmas to my Christian cuzions, and happy holidays to rest :)
Yong Turks are incorrect. I am Muslim, and every year I wish Mery Christmas to everone.

Автор arch archuletta ( назад)
you know whats cute? liberals using " triggered" like conservatives do. you know who gets "triggered", vets whove seen blood that would make cenk piss himself.people whove been actually victimized. this channel used to be about real shit, and its turned into the anti "no spin zone" and you know what? thats just as damaging, and demeaning. have at it you sad obscure liberal echo chamber

Автор dayrohan ( назад)
I agree with Cenk entirely.

Автор dayrohan ( назад)
If your your not mentally challenged, and someone says happy holidays to you, just like someone says merry Christmas to you either say happy holidays or thank you. I think that's solves it. But really, people are saying happy holidays instead of the other, not because it's insulting to be part of a religion, it's just confusing. It's like calling someone by the wrong name. And anybody that's upset about someone saying happy holidays should just get out of there safe space.

Автор Babywilko ( назад)
Just wish everybody a super winter solstice!

Автор Darien Ford ( назад)
Happy holidays. Happy holidays what happy holidays what. Is that sexual HARASSMENT. Happy holidays just sexually harassed me. TRIGGERED

Автор Anita Smith ( назад)
Merry only Christmas and a shitty Chanukah and a fucky Kwanza and don't even get us started about the New Year ...thats French and gay... :)

Автор Brian Firlie ( назад)
I also always figured "Happy Holidays" was a blanket statement for Christmas and new years.......I am such a insensitive baster!

Автор Robert Bump ( назад)
It's not supremacist for a people who're the vast majority of the country to want to continue with their symbols and their values, who would like to see and hear Christmas carols at Christmas.

Автор Robert Bump ( назад)
Holiday basically comes from Holy day - I want to wish everyone across this planet a Merry Christmas.

Автор German Punk ( назад)
I find it funny they divide it by trump supporters. it's like they're saying see people who voted trump aren't real people they're all just right wing Christian nutbars who get offended at everything lol

Автор Ryu Hayabusa ( назад)
Christmas is a pagan belief

Автор DonPeyote ( назад)
Happy Solstice!

Автор Chaotic Thinker Reviews ( назад)
Cenk really stepped his stupidity on turbo, Yes Christmas is a Christian thing however, The US is a Judeo-Christian Nation. There is a double face to christmas and TYT is avoiding it, Many nations aren't Christian but celebrate different form of holidays. However Christmas is celebrated on 2 ways.

1. Commonly Christian Celebration (Personal)
2. National Holiday (Nationwide)

it isn't so much that conservatives are angry that other people don't celebrate their personal holiday but rather the attempt to face out what is perceive to be part of the identity of the US. Since the USA is a Judeo-Christian nation by foundation even though it allows freedom of religion.

Do you people get it now or do you need apples?.

Автор Herb615 ( назад)
I'm going to say Happy Holidays next year just to offend these narrow minded people.

Автор Pascal Haas ( назад)
why are people offended by #alllivesmatter it literally includes black lives ?

Автор Peter Moriarty ( назад)
I'm a conservative and I didn't take this poll. So "one fifth" of conservatives didn't feel this way because I'm willing to bet that around 1,000 people took this poll. Not ALL Conservatives feel this way. I find that you think that "Offensive."

Автор Peter Moriarty ( назад)
No the Muslims just take down buildings and cut the clitoris' of women in a third world country. You tell me whose unethical and "weirdo"

Автор Sam Khan ( назад)
+cenk why are you so disconnected with people. It's funny how you already say this.. it's the christians conservatives that get offered with happy holiday not minorities... There is no minority that object to happy holiday, They dont even mind mary Christmas dude... where is common sense.

Автор Samuel Salleh ( назад)
"Christmas is an ode to capitalism." So true.

Автор Sun Tzu ( назад)
Happy impartial mid winter celebration and break to all!!!

Автор I support the gay agenda ( назад)
They say "Merry Christmas", I reply "Happy Hanukkah".

Автор Marcos Reyes ( назад)
People need to do what their told.

Автор thelordakira ( назад)
Festival of Dies Natalis Solis Invicti

Автор Aztec MC ( назад)
Why don't you trigger a war against Synagogues & Hanukah????

We know exactly who's behind this...

Автор Chocolate ThunderBear ( назад)
I say happy holidays, except on Christmas day. Then I say merry Christmas...

Автор Jeremy Ellwood ( назад)
I say "Happy Holidays" unless I am approached first with a "Merry Christmas."
When I am approached with "Merry Christmas", I usually respond with, "Happy Yule" or "Happy Solstice."

Автор Peter Tremblay ( назад)
Or even better happy merchants day!

Автор yasko250 ( назад)
I don't get it., so if the people who are offended by the greetings "happy holiday" are snowflakes and wrong, so aren't the same thing apply to people who are offended by "merry Christmas", that they too are wrong. I thought the whole make christmas great whatever was about people shouldn't be afraid to say "merry Christmas" if they want to, without fear of political correct repercussions, not about which is the right greetings.

Автор Jose Rivera Arambula ( назад)
Who cares? If I see someone and I want to be nice I'll say "Merry Christmas" and if they say they don't celebrate Christmas I'll say "My bad, Happy Holidays". I don't think a friendly term being used over another friendly term should anger people.

Автор Telly Vin-a ( назад)
war on Christmas is a fake controversy drummed up by Fox News in their mission to divide the country further and further

Автор Tunnelfish2 ( назад)
Happy stolen pagan holiday!

Автор tsntana ( назад)
Seasons Greetings, the holiday greeting that barely gets any love. :)

Автор dorothy clark ( назад)
I am offended by the phrase, "Happy Holidays" and I am a African American female, why not say, "Merry Christmas" and Happy Holidays that way everyone is included.

Автор Dennis Dowd ( назад)
That is what is wrong with Christians today. Instead of focusing on getting the homeless off the streets they are more worried about this type of bullshit. Religion is the cause of a lot of stupid behavior!

Автор Coy Hampton ( назад)
I did two tours on the War on Christmas.

Автор John Harrison ( назад)
Keep Yule in Yuletide & Saturn in Saturnalia!  Also, keep the Hos in the Holidays.

Автор Silkworm ( назад)
As an atheist I never initiate a "merry Christmas" or "happy holidays", but respond with the same greeting if someone else initiates it.

Автор SuperWhiteshadow1 ( назад)
Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas! to all!

Автор B-dawg8504 ( назад)
Merry Christmas Cucks👍 love y'all

Автор Bernardo Santana ( назад)
Happy Holidays, everyone!

Автор David McCall ( назад)
These fucks wound up their fan Gavin Long the cop killer, and then deleted the evidence of what they did. Check the Atheism is Unstoppable video on TYT fan kills...these are some sick fucks. Cenk the Genocide Denier and the SIckFucks.

Автор Grae Hall ( назад)
If you get offended by happy holidays, or merry xmas, you need to spend a bit of time doing some meaningful things with your life.

Автор The Super Psycho Killer ( назад)
Merry Christmas

Автор deltaforceee ( назад)
Merry christmas my fellow 7 billion christian brothers! XD

Автор Sallie Skakel ( назад)
I got the message: "An error occurred. Please try again later." Would the techy at Young Turks please fix this?!

Автор ThisWarIsMyLatestFashion ( назад)
Conservatives love to make jokes about liberals getting triggered about the smallest thing, but there's nothing like a conservative getting triggered over "Happy Holidays".

Автор Saul Feldman ( назад)
Happy Holidays to everyone!! Merry Christmas to all Americans!

Автор GoodAvatar ( назад)
You know what?
I say, Say Merry Christmas. I... Kinda like it. Maybe it's just me. Merry Christmas *feels* right.
Happy Holidays feels phony and something about it just doesn't register with me. It feels forced and fake.

I'm a secular atheist to my core.
Merry Christmas, guys.

Автор peda mbr ( назад)
happy holidays

Автор Julie Alvarez ( назад)
i've always found this debate so absurd...absolutely nothing wrong, offensive or derogatory (as some take it) saying Happy Holidays! jeez

Автор Nicholas Alvarez ( назад)
Happy Holidays to the people I'm not sure celebrate Christmas.

Автор darthtortugas ( назад)
Festivus for the rest of us.

Автор spacethegas ( назад)
i have not heard of an atheist that would not like to be greeted with merry christmas.
happy holidays is an american thing.
i am not american.
as i understand it employees in the US may get a few days off.
that is not a holiday.

Автор star shine ( назад)
Merry Christmas!!!! and it's about freedom of speech.....and only liberals go to cry in their safe spaces.

Автор Tim Expect It ( назад)
Happy Kwanzaa everyone!

Автор amazongirl13 ( назад)
I say nothing or just simply Have some nice days or something to that effect.

Автор 12SPASTIC12 ( назад)
This whole thing is such BS. We say merry Christmas to each other in India and barely anyone is Christian here. This is really a non-issue and both the people trying to push happy holidays and the people getting triggered by happy holidays really need to stop acting like children.
And as someone who is not Christian, I don't think that Merry Christmas is exclusionary in any way.

Автор resourcedragon ( назад)
If you'd just lost your job at the factory maybe being wished "happy holidays" misses the spot. Fix the job loss & "happy holidays" is back on target.

Автор SatanicLight ( назад)
Its Pagan in origin so you Christians can shut up!

Автор Hobbes Tiger ( назад)
4:18 Libertarians are the biggest hypocritical frauds in existence.

Автор chimpakawanzelu ( назад)
MERRY NOTHINGNESS, EVERYONE!!!  Enjoy your day off.  All religions are retarded.  Grow up humanity and get over this dumb issue.

Автор Benden Den Hansen ( назад)
But still it's called Christmas Day not holiday day. Talk about crying and being offended Cenk I don't think you watch your own videos.
Ana went completely nuts when hillary lost.

Автор TheCarin12 ( назад)
Lol it's true. 'Happy holidays' is not PC.

Автор SomeStickyIky ( назад)
Religious people are assholes.

Автор Randy HD ( назад)
Merry Christmas TYT!

Автор TheaterRaven ( назад)
The "war on Christmas" perfectly sums up why I think conservative "special snowflakes" are worse than liberal ones. At least liberal "special snowflakes" advocate for inclusiveness for everyone, albeit in a bitchy, over-the-top way. Conservative "special snowflakes" think the whole universe revolves around them and they expect others to think the same and kowtow to that.

Also, the "war on Christmas" completely falls apart when you consider the fact that Christmas is basically a bunch of winter festivals from various pagan traditions that got mashed together and repackaged as a Christian holiday.

Автор Rubben Delgado ( назад)
Frank Constanza was right, there has to be another way. A Festivus for the rest of us!

Автор Cardboard ( назад)
Merry Christmas tho, even non religious people celebrate and say it. Heck I'm non-religious and I love Christmas.

Автор Warren Webber ( назад)
The only thing I'm offended by at Christmas time is the increased asshole-ness of those who claim to embrace the "peace & goodwill" season.
I mean, don't bother if you're going to ruin it for the rest of us!!

Автор Warren Webber ( назад)
The only thing I'm offended by at Christmas time is the increased asshole-ness of those who claim to embrace the "peace & goodwill" season.
I mean, don't bother if you're going to ruin it for the rest of us!!

Автор WeeItsNookies ( назад)
It's funny how people are getting attacked for stating there's a war on Christmas when it all started because progressive SJW/PC police started getting offended and whined about people not respecting other holidays. People are getting triggered over people getting triggered. But when it comes to liberals they tend to be perpetually triggered.

Автор WeeItsNookies ( назад)
Funny how TYT expects moronic stances like the 'war on women' to be taken seriously whilst completely laughing off the other. They are both moronic. But when it comes to who bitches and whines more over PC BS it's definitely the left.

Ironically enough, demanding people say Happy Holidays because people are getting offended that it only applies to one Holiday holds more merit than a lot of the other painfully stupid crusades liberals have gone on.

Автор Tru Davies ( назад)
I always say Happy Holidays and so does everyone who talks to me here in LA LA Land, as an atheist I appreciate that. But, Christmas has nothing to do with Christianity so I don't care if people say Merry Christmas. If I were to be offended, it would be as a socialist about the gratuitous materialism of it all. Then again, there is nothing wrong with giving gifts and having some fun. Happy Holidays !

Автор kobito789 ( назад)
Merry Christmas everyone!

Автор Alejandro Mendoza ( назад)
I hate christmas

Автор DandyDon ( назад)
A Festivus for the rest of us. Get that aluminum pole out of the crawl space and set it up. Next the feats of strength.

http://ctboom.com/wp-content/uploads/festivus1.jpg

Автор brs04wsc ( назад)
I've been an academic in Boston for the past 12 years. This is as lib as it gets. I have never seen, nor has anyone ever recounted a story to me, where someone was offended by "Merry Xmas". It's usually a joke ("Merry Xmas - or whatever!"). No Jewish/Muslim/atheist (which I am)/etc. friend of mine has ever recounted a story of offense. There were like, 6 people total offended - ever. This whole thing is pure bullshit.

I say Merry Xmas ot Happy Holidays or Happy Hanukkha or whatever. I like Xmas. No one has ever said a word.

Автор Shane G ( назад)
I was about to mention Festivus right before Cenk mentioned it.

Автор longtail4711 ( назад)
Last I checked, Christmas and New Years were holidays. Plural. I've been saying "Happy Holidays" since I was a kid because it's shorter than saying "Merry Christmas and Happy New Years." I could not care one way or another how people feel about the phrase. It's habit for me now.

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