PBS NewsHour

How ‘the war on Christmas’ became a political rallying cry

Clip: 12/25/2017 | 9m 58s | Video has closed captioning.

President Trump wrote on Twitter Monday that he was proud to have led the charge against the "assault" on the phrase "Merry Christmas." Why do some feel that there is a "war on Christmas"? William Brangham discusses how Christmas, politics and American culture intersect with Amy Sullivan, author of "The Party Faithful," and Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council.

Aired: 12/25/17

Rating: NR

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