A good monologue from Rush Limbaugh on how the left will never be able to stamp out Christmas:
RUSH: As you know, every year to one degree or another, there are attempts by the left to eliminate Christmas. If they could, they would totally eliminate it. They're unable to do that, and they will never succeed, by the way, in eliminating Christmas from our minds, from our hearts, from our faith.
They will never succeed. All they can do is raise a ruckus about nativity scenes or other public displays, outlawing Christmas carols or not being allowed to say "Merry Christmas" but having to say "happy holidays." They can do all of that they want. They can tinker with that all they want, but they are never going to prevent Christmas. They can't. Christmas is. Christmas will happen. You can eliminate all the ancillaries. You can outlaw Christmas trees if you want. You can outlaw Christmas decorations. You can outlaw Christmas carols. You can do all of that. The left can try to do all that, but they are not going to stop Christmas. They are not going to end it, and they're not even going to make a dent in it.
The thing to note about the so-called war on Christmas is who's conducting it and why. And what is it about Christmas that makes them unable to, if not embrace it, to simply accept it? Okay, so they don't happen to believe it. Move on. Celebrate something they do. Why must they spend their lives wiping it out? Why must they get rid of all visible signs? Because it makes them totally uncomfortable. Why does it make them uncomfortable? Why in the world would something that's steeped in joy and love and giving make them so uncomfortable? Well, you and I all know the answers. Don't even need to say it.
It basically comes down to the fact they're threatened by it. They are threatened by a timeless, eternal devotion and faith. They are threatened by a timeless eternal set of values and morality. So threatened that they have to embark on efforts to erase the signs. And who knows. They may have various degrees of success in eliminating the signs, but they will never take Christmas away from us. They will never be able to erase it from our hearts. They will never be able to erase the joy, the values, the love that we all celebrate at Christmastime and try to the year around. They will never succeed in that, and I doubt that they will succeed in the other, but it won't stop them from trying.
My thoughts: I've always wondered why Atheists would try to forbid anything Christian, but I think Rush Limbaugh has hit the nail on the head. They get convicted by the Holy Spirit, and it drives them crazy. There is no way to escape from God's presence, and the conviction of a sinful nature that needs His help to be well, again.