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

    So she is trying to make a buck by selling a book about the commercialization of Christmas. No irony there.

    March 12, 2013 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  2. Rynomite

    Is this a picture book?

    March 12, 2013 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  3. Jordan

    Lots of pictures I bet ... maybe even some pop-outs!

    March 12, 2013 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  4. yardbird

    will it come with crayons or are those sold separately ?

    March 12, 2013 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  5. Tony

    What do you suppose this nitwit will blame on President Obama in this "book?"

    March 12, 2013 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  6. Woman In California

    I can't stand Sarah Palin and would never read any book she pretended to write, but Christmas is about Christ. Without Christ, there would be no Christmas and Christians should remember that.

    March 12, 2013 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  7. cleareye1

    So Christmas is now a Palin cash cow? This is what happens when a desperate presidential candidate choose a hot mama as a running mate. They get a big name and it lasts forever. The name fame can be exploited endlessly and it doesn't matter if you were ever good at anything.

    March 12, 2013 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  8. BD70

    Christmas is a combination of pagan beliefs and Christian beliefs. How will she handle that?

    March 12, 2013 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  9. Woman In California


    On this issue, I couldn't agree with you more.

    March 12, 2013 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  10. Jeeps Johnstone

    She's writing a 'thought provoking book"?

    March 12, 2013 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  11. hahahaha

    I work at a library in the Reddest of Red America & Palin's last book didn't circulate worth squat. Doubt we'll buy more than one copy since not even GOPs want to read her nonsense.

    March 12, 2013 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  12. Fire the GOP

    No one is stopping you from celebrating the "Christ" in Christmas. But I don't need it rubbed in my face when I am trying to have a Happy Holiday. Palin has obviously forgotten the meaning of Christmas herself.

    March 12, 2013 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  13. GonzoinHouston

    Without Christ and Christians, Christmas would just be,,,,

    The celebration of the Winter Solstice that had been going on in northern Europe for a couple of thousand years before Christianity existed. There were evergreen decorations, feasting, giving gifts, peace, love, and family. The Church co-opted the holiday to ease the conversion of the heathens.

    March 12, 2013 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  14. Chris

    When are we going to put the "Winter Solstice" back into Christmas? After all Jesus wasn't born on December 25th, the date was hijacked from an existing celebration. It is no more accurate to celebrate Christ's birth on this day then to call it a Happy Holiday. Their marketing is getting out marketed!

    March 12, 2013 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  15. Steven Harnack

    I suggest that for publicity purposes and to bring attention to this vital issue that she should do an "occupy" movement thing at the North Pole, and that she stay there until such time as this issue is settled once and for all. Hear, hear!

    March 12, 2013 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  16. janetlaw

    Ah....I remember the good old days, when the reason you said "Happy Holidays" was to be respectful of all people of all faiths or no faith during the holidays. Why would you chose to be DISrespectful? I will continue to greet all with "Happy Holidays" during the season to respect ALL my christian, atheist, jewish, and other friends, as it is the RESPECTFUL thing to do.

    March 12, 2013 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  17. marilyn

    Oh dear God can she just please go away already!!

    March 12, 2013 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  18. MadDog

    Does anyone else find the style of her hat just a tad ... funny? to me, it looks like a NK Comrade Hat ... maybe she got it from Rodman?

    March 12, 2013 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  19. RickN

    So she wants to shove her religion down everyone's throats through religious practice in schools (no doubt she's meaning public schools), public displays, as in government buildings and offices and pageants? How about she celebrate her religion with her family and friends and leave the rest of us out of it?

    March 12, 2013 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  20. knklhead

    "Palin said her new book will be ... thought-provoking" – Sarah, congrats, it has already provoked a thought: That I would never spend money or take the time to read this or any of your books.

    March 12, 2013 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  21. Anonymous

    Her second book did not sell. A good chunk if them got repurchased (by Sarah CPAC). When she and Bristol show up at book signing at the Mall of America, only about 20 people showed up. No one know for sure if everyone of those 20 people bought her book. A number of her other book signing events got canceld because either noone showed up or low attendance. The two ladies were probably hoping to score big, as they had security personel start their duty at 5am, and imposed a mandatory purchase of Bristol's book before they can purchased Sarah's book and get it signed, or have existing purchase signed. How ambarrassing when only about 20 peopled showed up. This time around, again, my guess is the only people who would purchase her book are her die-hard fans, not all of her fans. But, again, now that she is unemployed, what do you suppose or expect her to do with her time? The days of high-fee speeches and appearances are over. Her most recent and only speech post Fox at Southeastern Univ got no press coverage, and pictures of the auditorium where/when she made her speech show lots of empty seats. Let's all be kind to her as she does not have much more going for her.

    March 12, 2013 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  22. Brian Butcher

    Thank God some one like Sarah will speak out on the issue of family and faith. Americas values and morals have been so corrupted by left leaning liberals it is hard to remember what America once stood for.

    March 12, 2013 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  23. John McCain

    Wow! She's so cute when she gets political. I'd like to take her home with me.

    March 12, 2013 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  24. Rick 7809

    I wish CNN would stop wasting space on this nonsense.

    March 12, 2013 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  25. TG

    It is sad when an attempt to be polite gets denigrated as "political correctness". Here I thought the greeting "Happy Holidays" was an act of politeness and courtesy insofar as the person saying it is not making the assumption that the receiver is a practicing Christian (yes Virginia there are such people).

    So I guess Governor Palin stands with the anti-manners crowd, those who feel that they should be able to say anything they want and if someone is offended, too bad, that is their problem. I guess I am just too long-in-the-tooth for this view. I was brought up to believe that when you open your mouth, particularly to people you don't know, that you should make an effort not to insult them. We used to call that courtesy.

    March 12, 2013 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
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