“If there has been a war,” a clip showed Stewart telling his viewers, “then Christmas is the aggressor nation.”
“Now,” O’Reilly responded, “there is no question that Mr. Stewart is going to Hell. But he does have a couple of valid points.” He gave Stewart props for accurately acknowledging that the early settlers did, in fact, outlaw Christmas for a time, and he agreed that retailers can go overboard with their celebrations and decorating, taking the holiday to an exploitative extreme.
But! Secularists’ attack on Christmas is still very real, he said, despite what occasionally funny comedians have to say about it.
But, in the spirit of the holiday season (Chanukah is also, after all, a religious holiday), O’Reilly is going to give Stewart a gift. All together now, everyone: Awwwww! Come on, Non-Denominational TV Gods! Give these two a Christmas (And A Bit Of Chanukah) Special to co-host.
Have a look, via Fox News:
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