Sarah Palin is coming to town
March 12th, 2013
10:39 AM ET
1 year ago

Sarah Palin is coming to town

(CNN) - Do you hear what I hear? Sarah Palin already has Christmas on her mind.

In the upcoming title, "A Happy Holiday IS a Merry Christmas," the former Alaska governor argues the holiday has become too secular because of "the politically correct elite who have hijacked the season," according to a release from the book's publisher, HarperCollins.

Scheduled for a November release, her new book will be out in time for purchase by all holiday shoppers, naughty or nice.

Her book, the publisher states, will make the argument for a more traditional Christmas that emphasizes the Christian theme behind the holiday. Palin will highlight "the importance of preserving Jesus Christ in Christmas," whether that's in public displays, school concerts or pageants. The book will also include personal memories and traditions from the most wonderful time of the year.

The 2008 vice presidential nominee has been known to defend her stance on Christmas in the past. In 2011, Palin blasted President Obama's Christmas card as "odd" on Fox News because it featured the family's dog, Bo, sitting by a fire, rather than prominently displaying values of "family, faith and freedom."

In a statement, Palin said her new book will be a "fun, festive, thought provoking" piece that will encourage readers to "unite in defense of our faith and ignore the politically correct Scrooges who would rather take Christ out of Christmas."

The book follows her two other books, "Going Rogue" (2009) and "America by Heart" (2010).

– CNN's Kevin Bohn and Ashley Killough contributed to this report.


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soundoff (335 Responses)
  1. ray

    can anyone honestly tell me why this dunce, moron and illerate woman is still making news???????????? for the love of me , tell me people.

    March 12, 2013 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Didn't the officers on the Death Star used to wear hats that almost looked like that?
    Can the hobby knobby things on the side, and you've got a match.

    March 12, 2013 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  3. The Real Tom Paine

    Another Palin word salad, dressed up with Spite and served with a side of Self-Righteousness, with Ignorance for dessert.

    March 12, 2013 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  4. Tim

    Personally, I do not care for Christmas, nor do I care if others celebrate it. If the half-governor has someone write a book for her about the "commercialization" of Christmas, so be it. Yet every year there is this bombardment of ads, commercials, those annoying Christmas songs everywhere, people scurrying about trying to get just the right gift, and so on, and so on.
    My favorite day of the year is January 2nd, when all of the hoopla is over and everyone can get back to their regular lives. If it makes people happy, fine. I can be happy the year through without this stuff.

    March 12, 2013 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  5. Nathaniel The Krampus

    My god, the irony of what she's saying....hilarious! But I suppose ignorance really is bliss, Palin is in paradise.

    March 12, 2013 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  6. Nathaniel The Krampus

    The Krampus won't be leaving Palin any gold ingots this Yuletide

    March 12, 2013 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  7. JDinHouston

    Merry Festivus everyone!

    March 12, 2013 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  8. ThinkAgain: We don't have a spending problem; we have a Republican problem

    Separation of Church and State was good enough for the Founders of our country, and it's good enough for me.

    Palin = Quitter, Liar, Mooch

    March 12, 2013 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  9. sidprejean

    So it's going to be "thought provoking".

    Like gold from straw.

    March 12, 2013 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  10. ThinkAgain: We don't have a spending problem; we have a Republican problem

    Ah, the ol' "War on Christmas" meme ... really scraping the bottom of the barrel there, Sarah.

    Palin = Quitter, Liar, Mooch

    March 12, 2013 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  11. Joe citizen abroad

    Tell me again why she is an authority on this subject? Sounds like a recycled speech from her beauty pageant days.

    March 12, 2013 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  12. tweedledee

    I liked it much better when she dressed like an airhostess

    March 12, 2013 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  13. Jim

    She's a hot mess

    March 12, 2013 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  14. Kim

    Does it come with caryons? Why, why, wy can't she just GO AWAY!

    March 12, 2013 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  15. The Real Tom Paine

    -Rudy NYC

    Didn't the officers on the Death Star used to wear hats that almost looked like that?
    Can the hobby knobby things on the side, and you've got a match.
    ******************
    You mean the thing that looks like a Nazi Storm Trooper cap? She probably wore it when she went to Israel.

    March 12, 2013 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  16. rzitka@hotmail.com

    Capitalism had nothing to do with it, right Sarah?

    March 12, 2013 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  17. steve

    can anyone honestly tell me why this dunce, moron and illerate woman is still making news???????????? for the love of me , tell me people.
    --
    Same reason people slow down to look at a car wreck.

    March 12, 2013 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  18. fastrack

    Two simple questions: 1) does Ms. Palin understand that non-Christians have days off for a holiday they don't observe, and that they are in a forced "holiday" because everything is closed? 2) Will her book come with crayons?

    March 12, 2013 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  19. Disgusted in Austin

    Just one more way for Palin to make money around holiday season. She is hoping that everyone will get a copy for their stockings. Why this woman is still in the news is beyond me. She belongs in alternate universe with the Kardashian's – other people who have done NOTHING to better our world.

    March 12, 2013 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  20. Anonymous

    What kind of IDIOT would credit ANYTHING this ignorant BIGOT would espouse>

    March 12, 2013 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  21. ceebee

    Rudy NYC

    Didn't the officers on the Death Star used to wear hats that almost looked like that?
    Can the hobby knobby things on the side, and you've got a match.

    -–

    Your're right. Pretty close match. The farce is strong with this one.

    March 12, 2013 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  22. ghostriter

    freedom, while I realize beating the Palin drum makes you conservatives get the tingles (an not up the leg either), you have to understand that no one is afraid of her. We actually enjoy making fun of her.

    March 12, 2013 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  23. FrankinSD

    Isn't this dimwit's 15 minutes up yet?

    March 12, 2013 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  24. ghostriter

    I wonder how she feels about all the pics of a blue eyed Jesus born in an area where everyone else was a bit more tanned. Surely, she has accurate pics of him. Being a traditionalist and all. I'm sure she wants to get it right.

    March 12, 2013 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  25. Bertha59

    Not quite sure why this woman has written about bringing religion back into Christmas. Religion is a personal thing and should be kept personal and not forced onto us. Xmas is a warm and fuzzy holiday for me and that is how I want to keep it. Should you want religion in your Christmas, then just do so!

    March 12, 2013 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
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