The so-called "War on Christmas" supposedly involves commercial entities' deliberately eschewing the use of religious symbolism and terminology in their operations and products — even to the extent of forbidding their employees from wishing customers a "Merry Christmas."
The stereotype of the atheistic, liberal, anti-Christmas combatant was perfectly encapsulated in a Dec. 4, 2019, tweet from someone who asserted that he was the manager of a Starbucks outlet in Charlotte, North Carolina. He proclaimed that he had "informed my employees that they will be fired on the spot if I hear them say 'Merry Christmas' to any customers" — an action he purportedly took because he "personally dislike(s) conservative Christians":
That outrage-inducing tweet gained added prominence when it was amplified a few weeks later by the Facebook campaign page for Republican U.S. Rep. Steve King of Iowa, where it was reposted with the added comment "Wow":
But King (or his campaign) was taken in by a troll. As Starbucks explained many times over, the person behind the Twitter account that posted the controversial tweet (@MuellerDad69) was not a Starbucks employee:
And that account — which Business Insider (BI) noted "previously claimed to discriminate against military service members and police officers who were customers at Starbucks" — was indeed suspended for violating Twitter's rules:
BI also observed that King, "who was stripped of his committee seats by his own party in January  after making a series of racist comments, often taunts his political opponents online and traffics in conspiracy theories."