For the last few years, there’s been a great hullabaloo made over the “War on Christmas” — basically, the belief that companies, networks, and other public entities have phased out “Christmas” and replaced it with “holidays.” Fox News — led in the movement by Bill O’Reilly — has been a leader in the resistance of the movement on the opinion programming side, but we wanted to see if there were any other networks keeping “Christmas” in the lexicon, possibly in a more understated manner.
Using TVEyes, a search engine and database service that monitors every word spoken on almost every major television and radio station, we tracked the mention of “Christmas” and “holidays” on eight cable networks, from 12:01 a.m. Dec. 1, until 4 p.m. today. The stations were: Fox News, CNN, HLN, MSNBC, ESPN, CSPAN, QVC, and HSN (formerly the Home Shopping Network).
Here’s what we found:
(Note: Commercials are included in the TVEyes database)
Below, enjoy the full results of the study on “Christmas” vs. “Holiday” mentions on cable TV so far this month:
|The War On Christmas|
|Mentions of “Christmas”||Mentions of “Holidays”||Ratio|
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