Stewart: The Founding Fathers celebrated Christmas ‘like a 7/11 does today’

By Andrew Jones
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 9:24 EDT
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Jon Stewart on Fox News "War on Christmas".  Image via Comedy Central.
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Taking delight once again in the Fox News “War on Christmas” series, Jon Stewart Tuesday night made fun of the network’s latest holiday outrage at Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee (I).

Chafee, who Stewart dubbed a “part-time impersonator of Steve Doocy,” left out the word “Christmas” in his invitation for his statehouse’s tree lighting ceremony.

That moved prompted some of Fox’s figures to slam Chafee, even providing viewers his office number to call him and express their anger.

Expressing his usual disbelief over another Fox overreaction, Stewart brought up a clip from the History Channel mentioning how America’s founding fathers worked in Congress on Christmas for 67 years.

“That’s right, when the country was founded, Congress had exactly the same attitude about the sanctity of Christmas celebrations that a 7/11 does today. Yeah, we’re open,” he said.

WATCH: Video from Comedy Central, which was broadcast on December 6, 2011.

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
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