If I told you Kirk Cameron was making a movie about putting Christ back in Christmas, and you really wanted to mock it, you might create a poster for the film that looks something like this:
If Someone Filmed a Parody About the War on Christmas, It Would Look Just Like Kirk Cameron’s Latest Movie
Looks Like We’ll See Jesus and the Flying Spaghetti Monster in the Florida Capitol Again This Winter
Last winter, something strange happened in Florida.
I know, I know, that’s crazy talk. Florida? Strange?! Never. But stay with with me here…
For a time, the State Capitol Building became home to a Nativity scene, Festivus Pole, three signs from atheist groups, and an homage to the Flying Spaghetti Monster:
Chaz Stevens is an activist whose temper goes hot and cold, as does my affinity for him.
At one point, in 2012, I supported him when he fought to place a Festivus Pole near a Deerfield Beach, Florida fire station that already had a Nativity scene and menorah out front.
He wanted to do the same thing this past winter, this time in the state Capitol building.
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Even the U.K. Wages ‘War on Christmas’: KFC Spot That Spoofed the Holiday Draws Complaints, Resolution
BBH is a powerhouse London ad agency that made a pretty entertaining U.K. Christmas commercial for KFC late last year. With a daft, schmaltzy pop song, the two-and-a-half minute spot mocked both seasonal sappiness and unchecked materialism. Adweek named it its “Ad of the Day”:
The spot… opens with a showdown in a store between angry moms. “I almost tore your hair out for the last doll in the store,” one sings. “But the things that once divided us don’t matter anymore,” the other one sings in reply. And we’re off on a grandiose musical journey, as traditional holiday foes (carolers and carolees, snowballers and snowballees, Santa Claus and incontinent children) put aside their differences and bond over the soothing comfort of 11 herbs and spices. It’s all amusingly goofy and completely over the top.