I’m dreaming of a Christmas without holiday clichés

November 21, 2014

It’s beginning to look a lot like laziness from headline writers across America:

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The result is the same no matter which holiday standard you plug into Google.

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Here’s “Deck the Halls”:

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If you’re looking to shake off the Christmas clichés, NPR standards editor Mark Memmot has a few banned phrases.

Have you spotted any holiday ledes or headlines that make you cringe? Send them to me at bmullin@poynter.org.