Sarah Palin, Mother of “Dancing with the Stars” Alum, To Write Book About Christmas


The AP has the story:

The former Republican vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor has a deal with HarperCollins for A Happy Holiday IS a Merry Christmas, scheduled for November. HarperCollins announced Monday that the book will criticize the “over-commercialism” and “homogenization” of Christmas and call for a renewed emphasis on the religious importance.

“Amidst the fragility of this politically correct era, it is imperative that we stand up for our beliefs before the element of faith in a glorious and traditional holiday like Christmas is marginalized and ignored,” [the author] said in a statement released through her publisher. “This will be a fun, festive, thought provoking book, which will encourage all to see what is possible when we unite in defense of our faith and ignore the politically correct Scrooges who would rather take Christ out of Christmas.”

According to the publisher, the book will advocate “reserving Jesus Christ in Christmas — whether in public displays, school concerts (or) pageants.”

The War-On-Christmas children’s book is scheduled to be released November 2013, right around the same time Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street is slated to hit theaters. The film is about a controversial product of the Reagan era who, after a brief run of achieving high-profile success and notoriety, suffers an epic public downfall and has since resigned to a life of writing poorly reviewed books.

 

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