It’s that magical time of year again.
Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas” is playing out of every speaker in the country, there is tinsel everywhere, BBQs are popping up across backyards and grandpa is telling you why he voted “NO” in the postal survey.
Also, some conservatives are getting in the spirit of the season by whining that there is a “War on Christmas”.
The whole silly idea of the so-called war comes from the home of dumb old Fox News in America.
Fox News’ coverage of Christmas is always borderline hysterical as pundits complain about religious diversity, political correctness gone mad and people saying “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas”.
This year Fox News has renewed its fight against the tyranny of Starbucks cups. In 2015 and 2016 the cups weren’t festive enough and now they are allegedly pushing a gay agenda.
Apparently this war has made its way to Australia and this year some Greens senators have taken the opportunity to expertly troll conservatives about it.
On Monday night, Tasmanian Greens senator Nick McKim posted a pic to Facebook in which he and two other Greens wish everyone a “nondenominational seasonal festivity”.
The post has been very well received with many enjoying the joke.
Just kidding. The comment section is a shitstorm and Treasurer Scott Morrison has spat the dummy, calling the senators “pathetic muppets”.
Conservative columnist Andrew Bolt was also unimpressed, calling McKim “Christphobic” and a “cultural vandal” and going for the totally calm and sane headline of “NICK McKIM DESTROYS CHRIST FOR CHRISTMAS”.
I trust @SenatorSurfer and @NickMcKim will take a similar approach to Ramadan? Love it when Christianity-bashers think they're edgy and cool, but really take the safest PC route possible. pic.twitter.com/UB7RDeWF22
— Caleb Bond (@TheCalebBond) December 17, 2017
McKim has since appeared on Sky News to assure everyone that there is no war and respond to Morrison’s attack.
“I won’t take lectures on the spirit of Christmas from grinches like Scott Morrison,” McKim wrote in the description of the video.
He went on to criticise Morrison for locking up innocents on Naru and Manus Islands, the failure to crackdown on corporate tax avoidance and his continued shafting of young people in the housing market. McKim ended by calling out Morrison and Bolt for both being members of the “lunatic right”.
McKim is no stranger to making conservatives very mad. Earlier this year he trolled the uproar surrounding Easter by posting a pic with “halal-certified holiday eggs and warmed non-denominational cinnamon flavoured geometrically decorated seasonal fruit buns.”
Treating staff to halal-certified holiday eggs and warmed non-denominational cinnamon flavoured geometrically decorated seasonal fruit buns. pic.twitter.com/0xSr7doxFO
— Nick McKim (@NickMcKim) April 12, 2017
There might not be a war on Christmas but, as always in Australia, there is a war between our politicians. Maybe if they fought less and got back to running the place we’d have things like high-speed internet by now.