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

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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. Carol

    Thought provoking? That would have to come from her ghost writer.
    The commercialization of Christmas seems to be a new idea for her, one that we've known for many decades. When did the light go off in her head??

    March 12, 2013 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  2. Eric

    Are her 15 minutes over yet?

    March 12, 2013 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  3. mountainlady

    Sarah is apparently unaware (but then she unaware of so many things) that Christians hijacked the holiday from the traditional pagan midwinter celebration of Yule. In order to make it easier to convert pagans to Christians the Catholic Church usurped more than one pagan holiday including Christmas and Easter (Ostara) which is a pagan celebration of Spring. Actually, Biblical scholars have calculated that Jesus was probably born sometime in April and not in December. The evergreen tree and holly traditions as well as lights on the tree came directly from the pagan holiday. The giving of gifts, other than those of the wise men to baby Jesus, was added to Christmas until centuries after Jesus was born. Too bad Sarah doesn't know when to quit. I'm embarrassed for her actually.

    March 12, 2013 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  4. CTYank

    The best thing you could say about Sarah is that she's famous for being famous. Kinda like an elder Britney or Paris Hilton. At least they didn't want to jump into the Presidential succession.

    March 12, 2013 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  5. Dogman

    Why is CNN still reporting on this woman???? Her 15 minutes have expired!

    March 12, 2013 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  6. Jason Shapiro

    I suppose there are dumber, greedier, less hypocritical, and more annoying people out there than Sarah Palin. I just can't think of any of them.

    March 12, 2013 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  7. Cynthia

    She was reminded before, guess she will be again, the President is the leader of a secular nation with many non-Christians. He is correct in sending a holiday card as opposed to a Christmas card. He is known to celebrate the holiday according to the Christian faith, with his family and friends. THAT is appropriate. Sad Sarah, I wonder if you attended your children's pageants, purchased gifts, looked at Christmas lights?

    March 12, 2013 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  8. Wes

    I see another Palin article on the ticker. The uhbama must be having another golf play date with Tiger.

    March 12, 2013 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  9. Former Republican, now an Independent

    Although I wouldn't buy a book by Sarah Palin because of her extremist political views, I fully agree with her position on Christmas. It's a real shame that her views on Christmas doesn't carry over into her views about people.

    March 12, 2013 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  10. whitepine

    Didn't the Christians piggy back on a pagan holiday in December? Something else that has puzzled me.....why is the Christmas story not told by the Virgin Mary? Did Mary tell the disciples about the birth of Jesus? Why did the Disciple John not write about the birth of Jesus if he was to care and support Mary after Jesus's death? You'd think Mary and John would have discussed and preached it..

    March 12, 2013 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
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