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Hannity Cites "Merry Christmas" Poll As "Proof" Americans Support Religious Christmas Carols In Public Schools

Reported by Ellen - December 2, 2009 -

In the "Hannity's America" segment of Hannity on Monday (11/30/09), Sean Hannity used a poll that found a majority of Americans preferred to use the term, "Merry Christmas" over "Happy Holidays" as "proof" that most Americans support singing religious Christmas carols in public schools and that the "war on Christmas" is a "very important issue in this country." Video after the jump.

At about the 2:40 mark in the video below, Hannity said, "The Third Circuit Court of Appeals is waging a war of its own against the Christmas holiday. Now, the court recently upheld a decision banning any celebratory religious holiday music from being performed in public schools. Now that means no more Silent Night or any other Christmas carol that references a religion. And that's not likely to sit well with an overwhelming majority of Americans." Hannity went on to cite a Rasmussen poll which found that 72% of Americans "favor" the phrase "Merry Christmas" over "Happy Holidays." Of course, there's a world of difference between saying, "Merry Christmas" and singing religious songs in public schools, but Hannity either could not or would not see the distinction. He was more intent on smearing his government and promoting his agenda. "Once again, a group of activist judges appear to be on the wrong side of a very important issue in this country," he concluded.