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Reason.tv: A Joe Biden (War On) Christmas

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Why does Vice President Joe Biden hate Christmas? And why is he badgering one of the most beloved, kind-hearted cartoon characters in the world?

Has it really come to this?

Make your own Joe Biden holiday mashup. It's easy like Sunday morning talk shows.

1 part beloved animated Christmas special
1 part Joe Biden YouTube clips.
2 parts fever dream.
Mix until completely out of context.
Serve.

A Joe Biden (War on) Christmas is written by Meredith Bragg and Nick Gillespie. Script consultant: Austin Bragg. Produced by Meredith Bragg.

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  1. I’m not such a big fan or advocate of Christmas either nor do I suppose most Reason readers are. As a FedGov employee, VP Biden could be responsible to react to Fed recognition of Christmas and there is one in the form of a National Christmas tree and Congress surely wrangles around this very ‘Christian’ holiday.

    I ‘m not so sure where you’re going with this. I am a live and let live person and Christmas as well as most religious holidays are hardly less an impediment than a bonus to the non-observer.

    Joe Biden is such a non-entity, I question that you pick on the stupid prick during the Christmas season.

    1. just a heartbeat away

      1. As if the president, (the vice-president), the speaker, and the whole chain ain’t a chain-o-fools. Please.

        Why doesn’t TIME magazine declare that a machine will be our next president.

        1. a machine that was programmed to veto everything congress does and fire every federal government employee doing anything not specifically enumerated as powers in the constitution — that machine would make an awesome president.

          1. but it has to sound like Ahnold!

        2. AI, bitchez

        3. For a guy named jester…

          1. I approve this message.

      2. Obama is at least as stupid!

    2. nor do I suppose most Reason readers are.

      Christmas is fucking great. I fully support Christmas resolving the war by sowing salt in the fields and displaying Christmas haters heads on pikes.

      Merry Christmas !/b>

      1. I mentioned fan-base, not war. And I mentioned percentage. Your belligerence belies your commitment to less government.

        1. Government makes WAR ON CHRISTMAS. Your support of Christmas-suppression is statist.

          1. For non-state entities that make War on Christmas shaming, ridicule, and boycott are perfectly acceptable tactics for libertarians and anarchists.

            1. Shaming, ridicule and boycott are weak ways to bully against any contrary opinion. I always choose engaged discussion. I think I have fairly not hit below the belt.

              1. Shaming, ridicule[,] and boycott are weak ways to bully against any contrary opinion.

                That may be, but they’re aimed at the individuals whose liberties are at stake. They are not aimed at powers who lord over those individuals.

                I’ll take shame, ridicule, and boycotts aimed at my sovereign self any day over “engaged discussion” aimed at the powers vying for my soul.

          2. Christmas-surpression? If it existed, I would agree that it were statist. Examples, please.

            Mind you, surpression of sanction is not WAR.

            1. Jester, you are a damn fool. If you don’t recognize the government’s attempt to suppress Christmas and Christians, then no amount of explaination will make it clear to you.

              However; pondering the false mantra of “seperation of Church and State” would be a good place to start.

    3. Non-entity? He’s a heartbeat away from the presidency. Just because he sucks doesn’t mean he’s not an entity.

  2. What the hell was that?

    1. Joe, you’re getting old.
      You meant “What the fucking shit was that?”

  3. I’m not sure as to the political point of that, but it was right funny. I suspect it will garner a lot of views.

    1. How to tell if you’ve joined the vast right-wing conspiracy:

      You hear someone talking about “morality” and you no longer instantly assume he must be a sexually repressed religious nut.

      You’re actually relieved that your daughter plays with dolls and your son plays with guns.

      You sit all the way through Dead Man Walking and at the end still want the guy to be executed.

      Christmas season rolls around and it hits you there may be a religious connection.

      At your kids’ back-to-school night, you are shocked to discover the only dead white male on your tenth-grader’s reading list is Oscar Wilde.

      And by the end of the night you realize the only teacher who shares your values teaches phys ed.

      Much as you’d like to, you can’t get yourself to believe that screwing around on one’s wife is an addiction.

      1. Who would want the guy to be executed?

        1. Nevermind, I was thinking of The Green Mile.

          1. I was gonna say….uh, Sean Penn?

            1. Any movie that ends with Sean Penn being dead, I’m gonna watch that every time it’s on.

      2. I think I’m a charter member.

      3. C&P the “post turtle” email !

  4. His hair plugs get a lot of comments, maybe it’s the cough syrup but it looks like he might have had a face or brow lift too.

    1. Everything above the neck is a man-caused disaster.

  5. How could you leave out this pearl of wisdom ?

  6. Don’t get it either. Is Reason, home of the atheists suddenly defending christians and Christmas.

    My own opinion, Christmas was a pagan holiday long before Christians co-opted it for their own use. I say, put the pagan back into the yule.

      1. I don’t think your greeting trumps anything. Sure, many accept Christmas for what it has been adopted to mean despite its origin, but where I think you shrill much is in your assumption that those of us not so into Christmas are somehow Christmas rejecters.

        Every year at my workplace I work on Christmas to relieve my fellow workers who observe Christmas. I don’t have to do it. I derive no monetary benefit from replacing them. I respect their observances. MERRY CHRISTMAS to you. I don’t have to be religious to be nice.

        1. Christmas is a secular holiday.

          1. Maybe it has become that to you, but that was not the intent. Maybe you should think about how you personally celebrate Christmas.

            1. Christmas can be both a religious and secular holiday. See the United States of America for example. What’s the % of Jewish households that put up a Christmas tree?

        2. I take a sick pleasure in having a lab notebooks with experiments dated Dec 25th. Alas, this year, I will be traveling (it was the cheapest day to fly)

      2. Are we supposed to wish those who don’t celebrate a “lousy, miserable Christmas?”

        PC sucks!

      3. Happy Saturnalia!

        Actually, I wish I could say “Happy Chanukkah” to people who wish me a “Merry Christmas.” Then if they say, I’m not Jewish. Then I can explain, “and I’m not Christian.” I just hate confrontation too much to do it.

        1. should have quotations around “I’m not Jewish.” I am, and just don’t want to confuse anyone by the lack of quotations.

        2. Or you could just recognize that the person who said Merry Christmas is probably just being nice, not trying to indoctrinate you or whatever.

          1. I dunno. Reading Fox News comments about the issue of Happy Holidays vs Merry Christmas… people are quite militant about the issue.

            1. Best to assume everybody else is too, then.

    1. Yeah, those pagans and their Christmas. Before, um, Christ.

  7. why have reason’s videos sucked in the last month?

    1. why have reason’s videos sucked in the last month?

      fixed that

      1. No, there are some decent reason videos. The corey maye one. Almost all of the porker ones and nanny videos (hell even the one with you ain’t lion, cheetah).

        I think it bugs me when reason videos mashup other media, like, the whole mythbusters thing, or the oscars in the most recent nanny of the month. Is someone egging reason on to unnecessarily test “fair use” law?

  8. Hello,

    Unfortunately, all the hoopla about a War on Christmas has just backfired big time. The Christmas narrative is a myth but its effects have been all too real. We must not forget that the lies surrounding the Christmas tale are the foundation for the evils perpetrated by Christian Rome over the last two millennia. For the truth to live, the lies of Christmas must die.

    Seven Star Hand Unveils Death Blow in War on Christmas

    Alas, certain lies have a troubling habit of eventually returning to haunt you, at precisely the worst possible time…

    Happy Winter Solstice…

    1. I facepalmed when I saw the title. It got worse from there.

      God bless them: “The Few. The Proud. The Green.” Semper Fi.

      *barf*

    2. isn’t “Mabus” the antichrist of nostradamus’ portents? The one that everyone things is really a concatenation of oba-MaBus-h?

    3. Only Friedman would start an article with “As I was saying.”

    4. Jesus Tap Dancing Christ that man is an idiot.

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  10. I don’t understand this video. If Joe Biden has denounced Xmas as a right-wing conspiracy, you should link to it so as to provide context to those of us who aren’t on a 24-hour Biden watch.

    Also, make better videos. Because this one was terrible.

    1. The basic problem is that Christmas comes right before New Years in a coming year where control of the House has flipped.

      Republicans are trying to run the clock out and Democrats want to score as many points as possible before they lose control. For some reason Biden decided to weigh in on the side of the Democrats’ two minute drill, and did so in the incoherent style he’s made famous. Neither party is in the right/wrong here, it’s just the standard naked lust for power/control that makes the place so charming.

      1. How interesting that you don’t consider the naked lust for power as either “right/wrong”. Says alot about you.

        1. I’d think you’d be able to glean from the context what I meant by that (IE, neither side is on the right side of the issue). That you couldn’t says a lot about you.

    2. Thanks, Hugh. I didn’t get it either.

    3. Don’t worry, Hugh, I enjoyed it enough for both of us. Would you like another lemon?

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  12. I liked this video. But then, my head had an itch when I watched it.

  13. Context = important

    Senator Kyl is opposed to the treaty. He is flat opposed to the treaty. So is Senator DeMint opposed to the treaty. Do not let ? do not stand in the way of the nation’s best interests. Let the Senate vote. Overwhelming, the American people support the START Treaty. Overwhelmingly, the United States Senate supports the START Treaty. It’s clearly in our national interests. Every former national security adviser, Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of State on the Republican Party from George Shultz to Colin Powell thinks it’s essential we pass this treaty. Get out of the way. There’s too much at stake for America’s national security.

    And don’t tell me about Christmas. I understand Christmas. I have been a senator for a long time. I’ve been there many years where we go right up to Christmas.

    There’s 10 days between now and Christmas. I hope I don’t get in the way of your Christmas shopping, but this is the nation’s business. This is the national security that’s at stake. Act. Act.

    The more cringe-worthy part of the interview still has to be this:

    So I had two dictates from the president. Joe, one, make sure whatever you negotiate grows the economy next year. Every major econometric model points out the deal that I was asked to negotiate will increase the growth of the economy from 2.3 to 2.5 to 3.7 to 4. That means tens of thousands of — millions of additional jobs, over a million additional jobs.

    Secondly, he said to me, Joe, make sure our folks aren’t hurt, meaning
    middle class and working class people. Guess what? Every one of the tax breaks they had, from college tuition to child care tax credit, which the Republicans opposed, is part of that deal. Every single tax break for middle class Americans has been preserved.

    1. “Every single tax break for middle class Americans who adapt our preferred lifestyle has been preserved.”

      Fixed.

  14. this was pretty stupid. I am lost.

  15. That was… odd.

  16. If Biden’s brain were in a bird it would fly straight into the ground

  17. I didn’t quite get that, but any little snippet of Vince Guaraldi is excuse enough to enjoy it.

  18. Joe knows Christmas because he’s been a senator for a long time.

    there’s a Joe knows meme here…

    1. Lamest. Reason Video. Ever.

      1. Dammit! That wasn’t meant as a response to hmm.

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