Sarah Palin is coming to town
March 12th, 2013
10:39 AM ET
2 years 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. cedar rapids

    '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,"

    Thats true. It needs to revert back to its original pagan festival roots that it was before the politically correct christian elite stole it.

    March 12, 2013 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Opening line of the book. "I can see Santa from my house."

    March 12, 2013 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  3. Drina

    Sarah, Sarah, Sarah. "politically correct elite"? Those anti-liberal buzzwords are SOOO 2008.
    Pandering for money, to the simple out there who fear the grinch will steal their Norman Rockwell lifestyle is SOOO... obvious? low? slimy? desperate?

    March 12, 2013 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  4. Scott

    Sarah lives for media attention. If we ignore it, the media will lose interest, and she will finally go away.

    March 12, 2013 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  5. snowyowl

    "Sarah, Sarah, Sarah. "politically correct elite"? Those anti-liberal buzzwords are SOOO 2008.
    Pandering for money, to the simple out there who fear the grinch will steal their Norman Rockwell lifestyle is SOOO... obvious? low? slimy? desperate?"

    Republican?

    March 12, 2013 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  6. tim

    Cedar Rapids is very correct

    March 12, 2013 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  7. DocHollywood

    Rumor has it that Sarah will get half-way through writing the book and quit.

    March 12, 2013 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  8. Natalie

    Seriously, this is news? Palin, go home and bake cookies.

    March 12, 2013 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  9. wjchucklebutt

    "As Santa Claus rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where – where do they go? It’s Alaska. It's just right over the border."

    March 12, 2013 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  10. TheObserver

    Several junior colleges, and several years later a bachelor's in journalism from Northern Idaho. If she wasn't attractive she'd have no following whatsoever, and we all know it.

    March 12, 2013 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  11. Brad

    In a statement, Palin said her new book will be a "fun, festive, thought provoking"

    She would have to be capable of actually having a provoking thought first!

    March 12, 2013 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  12. Clarke

    If one is a true Christian, one would not judge others Christmas cards, or family, or faith.

    March 12, 2013 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  13. Mr. Moderate

    Of course that holiday card from the Obamas was no different than one sent out by the Bushes a few years before, but we can't expect her to know that can we?

    March 12, 2013 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  14. The GOP need to pack up and leave

    I want the self-righteous yahoos to get away from Halloween. They grumble and gripe if anyone touches "Merry Christmas," but they don't think twice about attacking "Happy Halloween."

    March 12, 2013 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  15. spudnik56

    Palin...what a waste of skin...

    March 12, 2013 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  16. rseaver

    "Palin said her new book will be a 'fun, festive, thought provoking' piece..."

    C'mon, thought provoking? I nearly shot coffee out my nose!

    March 12, 2013 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  17. Expat American

    Does this also mean no more Easter Bunny or painting Easter eggs?

    March 12, 2013 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  18. ART

    Who keeps encourageing this buffoon

    March 12, 2013 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  19. The Elephant in the Room

    Trump & Palin are both has beens that are focused on wringing the last dollars out of their tabloid like celebrity. I am amazed that people are not yet completely ashamed to be seen embracing or endorsing anything having to do with Sarah or Donald. It really speaks to the stupidity of the Republican base – the Party is doomed. It will never return being an intellectually driven political party.

    March 12, 2013 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  20. yogi

    A "thought provoking" book...Well Sarah, most of us are used to thinking way more than you think, you probably mean "puke provoking".

    March 12, 2013 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  21. Sniffit

    "Palin said her new book will be a 'fun, festive, ..."

    Yeah, nothing says "fun" and "festive"...not to mention in the Christmas (and Christian) spirit...like pathological rationalizations and justifications intended to encourage politically motivated paranoid delusional persecution fantasies.

    March 12, 2013 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  22. ellid

    "Chirstmas"? Good Lord....

    March 12, 2013 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  23. Expat American

    As usual it goes back to Sarah Palin's war with the Politically Correct Elite and the Mainstream Media. But does Palin even realize that it is not just the Politically Correct Elite and the Mainstream Media who oppose her?

    Palin, Bachmann, Perry "we three goofballs from orient are".

    March 12, 2013 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  24. kathy

    It was Hannukah first!!!!!

    March 12, 2013 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  25. eunice

    SO NOW SHE HAS TO FIND OTHERS WAYS TO MAKE MONEY. SO WHAT WILL THE BOOK SAY TEACH YOUR KIDS HOW TO LIE

    March 12, 2013 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
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