The War on Christmas As a Ken Burns Documentary

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Dec. 20 2012 12:44 PM

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Imagining the war on Christmas as a Ken Burns documentary.

Every year around this time, you’ll hear a chorus of conservatives lament the secularization of Christmas and lash out at efforts to make the holiday season multicultural. In their minds, the war on Christmas has been waged for years in the United States.

Slate V wondered what would happen if Ken Burns was asked to create a documentary series about this tectonic culture clash.

Chris Wade is a producer for Slate Video and occasional contributor to Brow Beat. Follow him on Twitter.

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