It’s that magical time of year when network television airs Christmas-themed episodes of their regularly programmed shows. In the episode titled “A Gay Olde Christmas” that aired December 5, NBC’s Will and Grace even managed to include a swipe at Santa Claus. Regular viewers know that from the first episode going forward, it seems the whole reason for bringing back this show is to bash Trump and conservatives in general. A quick shot at the president via his father made its way into this week’s Christmas show, too.
'Tis the season for naughty Santa ads? A Samsung commercial showed Mrs. Claus displaying her naughty side.
Samsung cut an innuendo-laced a commercial for its Galaxy phone. The ad first shows a pair of elves excitedly telling Santa they made a video for him. Mrs. Claus shares the video with Santa simply by touching phones. Then Mrs. Claus says: “I also made you a video,” touches phones, then leans in and suggestively says: “but you probably shouldn’t watch it on the sleigh.” (The ad is a Christmas takeoff of an earlier ad featuring the exact same scenario.)
On the popular radio show A Prairie Home Companion this weekend, NPR star Garrison Keillor sang a different version of "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town." It had a slightly different melody, and mocked Newt Gingrich, without naming him. Keillor sang: "Don’t think a sense of style conceals your escapades / Don’t vote to impeach Bill Clinton while shacking up with Congressional aides." Gingrich was cheating on his second wife (with his eventual third wife) at that time in 1998.
Keillor also sang that Santa is watching for who is "beating up on" gays or minorities. There's nothing wrong with opposing physical violence or mean-spirited bullying -- but with NPR, you'd have to suspect Keillor is implying a broader argument about conservative arguments against gay marriage or "affirmative action." Keillor sang: