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. holspark

    Over the hill, Baby, over the hill. Your 15 minutes is up, please go away.........................

    March 12, 2013 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  2. Steve

    IF she really wants to talk about the birth of Christ, then she should talk about celebrating the true date of his birth, which is sometime in September. December 25 is a pagan holiday (Winter Solstice)

    March 12, 2013 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  3. Lou

    One thing's for sure. This book will be very, very, very, easy to read.

    March 12, 2013 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  4. Logicmatters

    Is she dressed to go to the latest boy band concert? Or is it prom night?

    March 12, 2013 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  5. Peter

    Like Bill O'Reilly, her idea of "keeping the spirit of Christmas alive" is to get hung up on what the checkout people at Wal-Mart say while their garish store blares alerts on the PA about Christmas sales for goods made in China.

    March 12, 2013 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  6. freedom

    She is a true patriiot and a real woman – unlike the offensive, arrogant, callous "What differnce does it make?!" Hilary Clinton.

    March 12, 2013 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  7. TAK

    Keep Sol in Solstice! The real reason for the season... celestial mechanics.

    March 12, 2013 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  8. The Real Tom Paine

    I guess Sarah is going to show us how to think, yet again.

    March 12, 2013 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  9. WhereIsPalin

    Palin doesn't write. Someone was paid to create a "book" out of her ramblings. She just makes me vomit.

    March 12, 2013 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  10. JIm

    That flushing sound you hear while reading this is the sound of her career while it finally goes to the void. Longest 15 minutes in history.

    March 12, 2013 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  11. harry want

    Will it be a hardcover book with easy to read big print, and pictures?

    March 12, 2013 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  12. rs

    Sarah in a Mao cap? Well suits her Alaska Seperatist philosophies, right Comrade?

    March 12, 2013 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  13. Texans

    When I look back at us history, its scary that some people took this woman serious. Thank God America is getting smarter and wise.

    March 12, 2013 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  14. The Real Tom Paine

    If she wanted to celebrate Christmas in the spirit of the Puritans, we would not have the day off at all. Thanksgiving was their big holiday, where they gave thanks for the harvest. Of course, that would not happen in the caplitalist, consumer-driven society we've had for the last 150 years, since the Victorians really started to commercialize the holiday, but hey, lets get back to the basics.

    March 12, 2013 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  15. Sarah- Keeping the dumb in freedom

    Now she can see the North Pole from her house?

    March 12, 2013 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  16. MNDave

    I have an idea. How about we separate the birth of the Christian Savior from the day a man in a red suit goes around spoliling kids? Then, rather than worrying about how to pay off the credit card bills in January, we can focus on celebrating Jesus. Just sayin'

    March 12, 2013 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  17. Jack

    Come on lady, that's old news from the 50's. When are you going to learn it's best to leave foot in your mouth. We'd all be better off you did!

    March 12, 2013 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  18. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    I wonder who she got to actually write this one for her? Because once she finishes her ten minute tirade (that repeats the same theme every two minutes) she has nothing left that she can say. I would have used the word "articulate" instead of "say" but I wanted to make sure all of her supporters could comprehend my cogitations covering her complaints concerning Christmas.

    March 12, 2013 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  19. Tea hag

    Bet it has pop up pictures and big print!

    March 12, 2013 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  20. 1nd3p3nd3nt

    when is she going to realize the more she says the more we'll be able to make fun of her?

    March 12, 2013 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  21. The Real Tom Paine

    @freedom, Palin is arrogant, offensive and callous: she described parts of our beautiful country as " more patriotic than others." Who is she to judge anyone based on what she thinks their beliefs are?

    March 12, 2013 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  22. Savior

    Oh this is hilarious. All rejoice, the festival of Saturn (which was the actual holiday on December 25). As someone else had pointed out, if you actually cared about when Jesus was born, it was around an equinox not winter solstice.

    March 12, 2013 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  23. ryan

    Get off your cross Palin, no one is destroying Christianity by saying 'Happy Holidays.'

    March 12, 2013 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  24. Morty

    Preaching traditional religious based Christmas with a book set to be released near the holidays so she can earn more money off the backs of her fanatic followers. Priceless.

    March 12, 2013 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  25. freedom

    Really interesting that the party that thinks they won a ficticious "war on women" can be so hateful to a woman who has done nothing to hurt anyone. Could it be that the democrat party is a farce on this issue – or that the mere mention of Sarah Palin's name threatens them.

    March 12, 2013 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
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