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Posted on Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

Dave!Okay. Okay. I take back everything I said yesterday.

Clearly there very much is a "War on Christmas," and Google is leading the charge?

It was definitely a "laugh out loud" moment for me when I read how somebody has posted a complaint to Google that their Santa and Snowman "Emoji" characters look sad, thus destroying the jolly feeling of the holidays...

Sad Santa and Snowman EMOJI from Android

Personally, I think the snowman looks happy enough with his arms up like that, but okay.

At first, it seemed like Apple was getting a pass because their Emoji characters look happy...

Happy Santa and Snowman EMOJI from Apple

But then somebody brought up that Santa has brown eyes instead of blue eyes so, you guessed it, WAR ON CHRISTMAS!!!

Then somebody brought up that the Snowman is wearing a fez hat that is worn in some Muslim countries so, you guessed it, WAR ON CHRISTMAS!!!

I tried to point out that Emoji originated in Japan where most people have brown eyes, but nobody was listening. I tried also to point out that the Snowman wearing a fez is merely an internet tradition based on what got dreamed up by somebody back when the Unicode standard was being created, but nobody was listening either.


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  1. Thankfully in 48 hours it will all be over. Until next year, that is.

  2. Kyra Wilson says:

    They can have their war… I’m having cookies and eggnog, and watching obnoxious specials on television. 🙂

  3. 1st of all, Happy Holidays. I figure you’re probably still the Merry Christmas type, but in deference to Buddism….

    2nd, people actually use emoji enough that this is an issue?

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