Christmas cancelled: Parents and media follow holiday tradition, ‘It’s getting boring’

With the holidays fast approaching, parents, the media and the entertainment industry are criticizing many of the traditions behind Christmas.

Even Santa himself was shot. Some Gen Z parents aren’t letting their kids believe it’s real, as evidenced by the hashtag #santaisnreal, which has nearly 19 million views on TikTok. Many parents worry that their children will be “hurt” if they learn that Santa’s magic is a myth.

Sierra McKenzie’s mom ‘told them she wasn’t lying’ over her TikTok video [her kids] About Santa,” but she doesn’t include a picture of them with Santa or presents under the tree from St. Nick.

“Telling kids that Santa is real is a lie, and I don’t believe in building my kids up on a lie,” McKenzie said. New York Post. “Your kids can still enjoy the magic of Christmas without having to believe in Santa.”


Some Gen Z homes don’t welcome Santa Claus.

Another mom, Chloe Amelle, said she also doesn’t accept presents from Santa under her tree because she “doesn’t like the idea of ​​being lied to.” [sic]According to TikTok, he’s worried about his kids or whether they’ll get “better” things from Santa than other kids.

Another mom and family writer, Laura Jackel, wrote a piece for MamaMia detailing six Christmas traditions she plans to ditch this year.

“Do my kids really want to wear matching holiday pajamas?” he asked. “Do I want to look around the shops for nice shops in their size so that they can participate in a strange tradition sponsored by capitalism?”

Jeckel also said he plans to ditch the Elf on the Shelf this year and suggests parents tell their kids, “Santa remembers your elf to help sort out the presents, or he’s … dead.”

Other Christmas traditions she wants to do away with include “sending a card to everyone who isn’t immediate family,” “mandatory Santa photos,” and “buying holiday candy.”

The GRINCH can steal your Christmas checks

Fox News’ Joe Concha said he never expected parents to open a new front in the “War on Christmas … for virtue signaling.”

“And thanks to the media and the woke corporations, we’re constantly stuck with the barriers of political correctness, and it’s getting boring,” he added.

Other anti-Christmas targets include reboots of classic shows and movies.

NBC News culture critic Ani Bundel criticized Apple TV’s “Spirited” and Netflix’s “Scrooge: A Christmas Carol” for “persisting in promoting the worldly myth of the billionaire at a time when the news is full of backlash.” was kind” This means “both musical adaptations hit the wrong key”.

“In a year when almost every monopoly company seems to be laying off workers, the cathartic arrival of a hard-hearted billionaire makes cultural sense,” he added. “But neither film is willing to admit that its ruthless corporate kingpin is the bad guy, as if the producers are afraid of offending the rich people who run their streaming services.”

The Santas, a new Disney+ series that is a spin-off of the Santa Claus movies, stars conservative actor Tim Allen, who has been criticized for the show’s Santa saying, “Suddenly it’s problematic to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.” !”

Allen’s character caused a stir on Twitter after director Scott Weinberg called the line “a really weird thing to put in a children’s series.”

“[It’s] not a random campaign. It’s a petty attempt to insult anyone who doesn’t celebrate the holiday,” Weinberg tweeted. “In a coming-of-age movie, I’ll just groan and ignore it.”

Tim Allen as Santa in Santa Claus.

Tim Allen as Santa in Santa Claus.
(Walt Disney Pictures/Getty Images)


Twitter users were also quick to call out Democrat Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers for calling the state’s Christmas tree the “2022 Capitol Holiday Tree.”

Gov. Cathy Hochul faced similar backlash last year when she called the state capital’s Christmas tree a “holiday tree.”

This is not the first year that Christmas shows and traditions have come under fire. The long-running debate over the classic Christmas carol, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” has gained more attention in recent years than the #MeToo movement.

Christmas Tree Elegance at The Historic Davenport Hotel, Spokane, Washington

Christmas Tree Elegance at The Historic Davenport Hotel, Spokane, Washington
(Visit Spokane)

Most critics have criticized the song as “Tell me what’s in this drink?”, “Can I press closer?” and “Your lips look delicious.”

In 2019, John Legend and Kelly Clarkson collaborated on a rewrite of the song’s updated “Computer”, replacing the original lyrics with lines such as “It’s your body and your choice” and “I want you to stay, it’s not up to me”.

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