If the news is to be believed, the United States is currently mired in two wars -- the War on Women and the War on Christmas. Well, three and a half or four if you count the Middle East, but let's focus on the big one, the War on Christmas. That phrase feels like it's only been around for a few years, but if you dig through history a bit, you'll find that people taking shots at Santa and his ilk is nothing new.
Here are three moments from the War on Christmas from before you knew it was a thing.
3Teddy Roosevelt Prohibits Christmas Trees at the White House
Whether you're a fan of it or not, Christmas is a big deal. It's the kind of thing you generally know is coming, even if you're not particularly interested in its various trappings. Now, imagine if a sitting president just "forgot" Christmas. That exact thing happened in 1902 ... sort of.
According to this story, there was no Christmas tree in the Roosevelt White House that year, and to hear the news outlets tell it, the culprit was an absent-minded president who just plain forgot to order one. If that article had a comment section, it would be littered with people calling bullshit. No way does the president order his own tree.
He hunts it.