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Back in 2003, Liberty Counsel noticed a swell of anti-Christmas sentiment that was threatening to become a tsunami of unconstitutional censorship. Christmas decorations were packed away or renamed. People wanting to celebrate Christmas were told to sit down and be quiet. Employees, students and even senior citizens were banned from saying certain words!
In answer to this, Liberty Counsel launched our annual Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign and now we are putting the “grinches” on the run! We promise to be a “Friend” to those who recognize Christmas and a “Foe” to those who censor it. This campaign includes encouragement, education—and, if necessary, litigation—to guard our freedom to celebrate Christmas. You can read this sample list of some of the numerous Christmas-related issues in which Liberty Counsel has been involved.

First, each year we publish a new Naughty and Nice List of retailers who either censor or celebrate Christmas. Liberty Counsel encourages you to give the gift of Christmas back to the companies who support it. If retailers choose to profit from Christmas while pretending it does not exist, we encourage you to politely explain why and then patronize their competitors. (Here is a one-page version for your convenience).

Second, we published a legal memorandum  detailing how courts and our Constitution preserve the freedom to celebrate Christmas. Our staff has addressed and overturned hundreds of censorship attempts like the following examples.

  • Restoring nativity scenes that had been banned from public property
  • Returning Christmas carols to elderly people whose were silenced in their nursing homes
  • Lifting a ban on public school students wearing red and green colors to class
  • Correcting school officials who rewrote religious words out of Christmas carols
  • Reversing Christmas trees and parades that were renamed “holiday” items
  • …and many more.

In the above situations—and hundreds more—Liberty Counsel has educated and successfully reversed this anti-Christmas censorship. We deeply wish you can find the joy and love of Christmas and we will always stand with you so that you have the freedom to share that gift with others.


The reason we have been so effective is because of the dedication and support of people all across America. Please consider taking a few, or all, of the steps below:

  • Subscribe to our Liberty Alert emails for free, up-to-date information.
  • Support Liberty Counsel with a tax-deductible gift to help us provide education and legal assistance for those under attack this Christmas season.
  • Browse or buy Christmas items in our store
  • Contact us if you, or someone you know, is being censored.
  • Spread the word to others. It’s legal to celebrate Christmas.
  • Submit a letter to the editor to your local newspaper about Christmas.
  • Pray for wisdom and strength for our team and that God will soften the hearts of those trying to censor Christmas.

Author: Liberty Counsel


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