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Grinchy Liberals Now Attack The Hallmark Channel In New Battlefield On The War On Christmas And Demand Change


Written by Staff Writer November 29, 2019

URL of the original posting site: https://redrightdaily.com/grinchy-liberals-now-attack-the-hallmark-channel-in-new-battlefield-on-the-war-on-christmas-and-demand-change/

From October to the first week in January there is one channel that dominates cable television and it’s the Hallmark Channel. As a father of three girls I can tell you I’ve watched (unwillingly) every Hallmark Christmas movie at least three times by Thanksgiving (except for any new releases). Keep in mind this is also the same channel that airs another cable ratings busting show “When Calls The Heart” which makes me want to punch myself in the face. Don’t get me wrong the show is wholesome, well written, and has good messaging; it’s perfect for my girls and they watch it with their mother. I’m just clearly not the demographic for this show as a middle-aged “bro.”

Well, liberals who hate everything successful and good have now decided it’s new battlefield on Christmas is the Hallmark Channel. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the channel is “too white,” and has too much Christmas. 

Here’s what the Hollywood Reporter had to say…

Of the network’s record 24 original holiday movies this season, four of them have black leads. And that’s down from last year, when five of its 21 original holiday movies had black leads.

Countdown to Christmas programming started the week before Halloween this year and represents more than two-thirds of Hallmark Channel’s yearly original movies. This year’s titles include Write Before Christmas (airing on Thanksgiving night), Christmas at the Plaza, Christmas Town, Christmas at Dollywood and, airing on Christmas, When Calls the Heart Christmas.

Missing from Hallmark’s festive roster? Any other religion in the title. That’s especially interesting given that Hallmark last year announced that it would be producing two Hanukkah movies in 2019 — Holiday Date (Dec. 14) and a Double Holiday (Dec. 22). Double Holiday is a romance between a woman who is Jewish, while Holiday Date features a Jewish guy pretending to be Mr. Christmas.

The Hollywood Reporter also decided it wanted to attack white people too…

“[H]allmark is delivering the dream of a white Christmas, just like the one’s audiences used to know.”

However, CEO Bill Abbott of Crown Media Family Networks that operates the cable channel hit back.

“I think that generalization isn’t fair either, that we just have Christmas with white leads. In terms of broadening out the demographic, it’s something we’re always thinking about, always considering and we’ll continue to make the movies where the best scripts are delivered to us and what we think have the most potential.”

Bill explained a bit about the religion issue:

“It’s hard if we start to slice up the pie, so to speak, and make movies based off of specific holidays. So, if we were to look at Kwanzaa, for example, or other religions and how they celebrate the holidays it’s a little bit more difficult because we don’t look at Christmas from a religious point of view, it’s more a seasonal celebration. … [O]nce you start to slice it more finely within individual religions it’s a little bit tougher to necessarily tell that story in a way that doesn’t involve religion and we always want to stay clear of religion or controversy.”

Bill doesn’t see Christmas as a “religious” holiday…

“I think Christmas has become almost a secular type of holiday more than Hanukkah, which really does have more of a religious feel. I think Hanukkah, from a religious point of view, is not necessarily as commercial and not necessarily as much about gift-giving and it’s really about what those eight nights signify from the religious point of view. So I’m not ruling it out as something we would not do but this is kind of our first foray into this type of double holiday mix with a lot of Hanukkah in both movies [and] a lot of the celebration of how those nights are celebrated and experienced by those who practice the religion.”

Abbott did…say that the Hallmark Channel is looking into more diverse leads to include LGBT.

Liberals are never happy about anything even when you give them what they want they’ll always say it’s never enough. But, his new “woke” movement is starting to get backlash. The saying “Go woke, go broke” is picking up steam, just look at the new “Charlies Angels” that was a complete flop. Hallmark should take heed they don’t want to end up like Chik-fil-A or they’ll go from winner to loser.

Hollywood Reporter

Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon by A.F. Branco


A. F. Branco Cartoon – Christmas In DC

Congressman Adam Schiff and most politicians in Washington DC deserve a whole lot of coal for Christmas this year from Santa Claus.

Santa at the Schiff HousePolitical Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2018.
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Despite destruction, community Christmas on the way


Reported by Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com) | Monday December 17, 2018

Paradise homes burntThe town of Paradise lies in ruins among the fire-scarred foothills of the Sierra Nevada in Northern California – but a Christmas miracle could be rising from the ashes.

The good folk of Paradise, California, have likely tamped down their expectations for this Christmas season. With most of the homes destroyed by the Camp Fire just last month, it’s going to be a scramble to get family, food, and presents together for a celebration. But Pastor Tim Bolin of Paradise Alliance Church says there’s at least one thing that’s coming together for the community.

“We’re going to do a Christmas Eve service in our building,” he tells OneNewsNow. “Our electric company just hooked our power up today, and our water company hooked us up today so we can get the main auditorium cleaned out.”

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Despite destruction, community Christmas on the way

With a theme of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” the event “could be a launching point of hope and of Christmas and of Christ and the gospel,” says the pastor.

So on this one day, perhaps for just a few hours, the community can think about “Joy to the World” and “O Holy Night” and maybe even “Jingle Bells” – instead of how they’ve seen fire and they’ve seen rain.

“Our church holds about 1,200 people, and with the whole community and all the churches involved we think we’re going to need three services,”Bolin reports. “We’re going to make a path to our church from the valley so people can come up and go to service with us that day.”

Samaritan’s Purse will be on hand to serve about 3,500 dinner boxes for people who attend – a Christmas blessing that will truly allow them to be home for Christmas.

 

 

 

Fewer link Jesus to Christmas but a detective is on the case


Reported by Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com) | Friday, December 14, 2018

A survey shows a noticeable decline in Americans linking Christmas to the birth of Jesus, and a Christian apologist predicts that number will keep dropping.

According to Lifeway Research, 65 percent of Americans say Christmas should be more about Jesus. While that may figure may seem full of Christmas cheer, LifeWay found 79 percent of Americans felt that way just four years ago.

“We are in a rapid decline of connecting Jesus to the holiday altogether,” warns J. Warner Wallace, a former cold-case detective, and former atheist, who now writes and speaks about Christianity.

Speaking on American Family Radio, Wallace said Christianity’s claims — including the birth of a Messiah — are not a matter of “personal opinion” but a debate over facts and truths.

“It’s either objectively true or objectively false,” he said.

It’s not in dispute that remembering Christ’s birth came before Santa Claus and Rudolph, with some historians tracing the first recorded Christmas to 336 A.D.   There is dispute among church historians — no surprise — over when and why the Church began celebrating Christ’s birth. One view is that the early Church wanted to steer believers from raucous pagan festivals, such as Saturnalia, a late-December party that was celebrated by the Romans.

While the New Testament is the first source many people read to study Christ’s coming, said Wallace, the Old Testament prophecies should be studied, too.

“There’s great prophecy that doesn’t just describe the birth of the Messiah, but the life of the Messiah, (and) the death of the Messiah,” he said. “There’s so much in biblical prophecy that we could point to.”

There is also a persistent argument that the early Church simply crafted a story to fit the prophecies made hundreds of years earlier, and Wallace told the radio program that is a claim he made as an atheist.

“But as I examined the New Testament to discover if, in fact, the writings of the New Testament were historically reliable,” he explained, “you’re going to have a hard time denying that they were written early, denying that they aren’t corroborated by several forms of internal and external evidence.”

There is also the question of truth: what is the motive for lying?

The detective said he naturally wrestled with that issue  — motive — as a seasoned detective, eventually concluding there is no evidence of lying by the authors.

“So I think what you have,”he says, “is good prophecy that points to something, and a reliable record that says it happened.”


Editor’s Note: American Family Radio is a division of the American Family Association, the parent organization of American Family News, which operates OneNewsNow.com. 

Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon by A.F. Branco


A.F. Branco Cartoon – Mean Green Machine

‘Tis the season for Grinch’s, especially the ones trying to unconstitutionally overturn a duly elected president.

Washington DC GrinchPolitical Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2018.
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Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon by A.F. Branco


You’re A Vile One

The Mainstream Media is the real Grinch this Christmas with replacing truth and fact wit so much “Fake News”.

Political Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2017.

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Catholic University Criticized by Muslims Determined to Push Out Christmas


By Benjamin Arie | December 13, 2017 at 9:05pm

URL of the original posting site: https://conservativetribune.com/catholic-college-muslim-christmas/

Christmas is supposed to be a festive time of year, a celebration of hope and joy as winter closes in. At a university in Chicago, however, Muslim students are now protesting that the college is too festive, and Christmas celebrations are overshadowing Islam.

To make the complaint even more bizarre, this objection is happening at Loyola University — a private Catholic school. Yes, Muslims who willingly enrolled at an obviously Christian school are now upset to find out that… er… it actually celebrates Christmas.

A student journalist named Sajedah Al-khzaleh is one of the voices fanning the outrage. She wrote a piece in the campus newspaper essentially complaining that Islamic Ramadan and Eid celebrations just aren’t as popular as Christmas. In Chicago. At a Catholic university.

“Religious holidays aren’t represented equally on campus,” declared the headline of her article.

It must be pointed out that based on numbers provided by Campus Reform, Muslims make up only about 5 percent of the university’s students. In other words, Al-khzaleh thinks “equally” is not “proportionally.”

This a bit like claiming that Muslims should be half of all football players or half of all movie stars, despite the fact that they are only 1 percent of the entire U.S. population. That’s not how “equally” actually works.

Imagine Christians voluntarily choosing to attend a Muslim school in Libya, and then demanding that Easter be celebrated like Ramadan. Or American students moving to Egypt, only to complain that Independence Day isn’t celebrated on July 4 in Cairo.

“Eid [at Loyola] is a bit dampened just because you have to go about your normal routine along with Eid,” a student named Sajid Ahmed told the school paper.

“At home it’d be a big family thing, dress up and go to the mosque. We’d spend the day together and celebrate … compared to that, college Eid has been less.”

Perhaps he didn’t read the brochure.

Representatives of the university were quick to point out that there is nothing preventing Muslim students — or students of any other minority religion — from celebrating their holidays or traditions.

“We feel that we do a good job at the student center of allowing other faiths to [join the holiday season],” student complex associate director Bryan Goodwin told the school paper. “We pride ourselves on wanting to make sure we’re aware. We always lend ourselves the conversation.”

Goodwin said that the Muslim Student Association hadn’t even proposed any alternative decorations or events. Even Muslim students begrudgingly admitted that they felt welcomed at the university, and the festive holiday spirit wasn’t exclusionary.

“It’s contagious happiness,” Ahmed said. “I don’t celebrate Christmas itself, but I respect that this is a time of happiness for people, so I enjoy it, too.”

One has to wonder what the problem is, then. It seems like some people just want to complain.

H/T Truth Revolt

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