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23 Dec, 2021 16:30

Another year, another 'War on Christmas'

Tom Mullen, author and host of Tom Mullen Talks Freedom, discusses the perennial "War on Christmas," which has returned to US public life, along with the midwinter weather and Nativity scenes. Tom Mullen weighs in on how to negotiate the perilous

But first, Pope Francis decried the deleterious and flagrantly anti-Christian sentiment informing European officials in their recommendations, revealed in the explosive leak on an "unfinished" internal document, that language specific to the Christmas story and Christian or Europe-specific language and criticism should be kept out of "holiday" greetings and festivities. R America's Alex Mihailovich reports after Natasha Sweatte reports on the Christmas tree shortage and how retailers are coping. Plus, RT producer Leslie Pedder reports on the rise in anti-Christian hate crimes in Europe.

Plus, tax cuts in 2017 have made it more difficult for American to reach the threshold for itemizing deductions. Not surprisingly, this has had a deleterious impact on charitable giving and concentrated it in fewer hands. David A Scranton of Sound Income Strategies shares his insights.