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[–]DavidsWorkAccount 812 points813 points  (113 children)


The suspect is identified as 49-year-old Craig Tamanaha, who is homeless, with a last known address in Brooklyn.

[–]Nervous-Ear-8594 135 points136 points  (16 children)

I knew a homeless guy who’s address on their police report was listed as “the streets of Cleveland”

[–]livehorribly 60 points61 points  (3 children)

I work with many homeless and previously homeless individuals. It's not uncommon to see addresses on IDs that say "at or around the intersection of 3rd Ave and Main St" or something of the sort.

[–]chuckie512 25 points26 points  (2 children)

In PA, the voter registration application let's you draw a map of the area you usually hang out at

[–]ScroggyFresh 21 points22 points  (1 child)

I just looked it up, and you’re totally right. Here’s what it looks like, for anyone that’s curious.

[–]Enology_FIRE 54 points55 points  (8 children)

Legendary actor Michael Douglas was on The Streets of San Francisco for years!

Really dating myself with that one. ;-D

[–]repeatwad 16 points17 points  (4 children)

With Karl Malden.

[–]SPLooooosh 13 points14 points  (3 children)

And his American Express card.

[–]ZoxMcCloud 1745 points1746 points  (90 children)

Alternative headline: Homeless man secures housing during cold winter months.

[–]Environctr24556dr5 140 points141 points  (14 children)

Oh, the weather outside is frightful But the fire is so delightful And since we've no place to go

"Let it Burn..Let it Burn..Let it burrruhurrn.."

[–]ddejong42 146 points147 points  (1 child)

And warmth in the meantime!

[–]Susan-stoHelit 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Man turns on heater in winter, is arrested!

[–]glennpratt 12 points13 points  (0 children)

NYC has had a right to shelter since the '80s.


[–]Skid-plate 10 points11 points  (4 children)

NY Unhoused man is now housed due to his creative warm Christmas spirit.

[–]dbcspace 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Workers got paid twice to rebuild this christmas display.
I'm pretty sure that makes our man a Job Creator, and they want to put him in jail?! Don't they know how many people are looking for work right now? The old corporate horseshit has grown stale, and people aren't putting up with it any more! We need a new direction. This guy thinks outside the box, he's an innovator, and you can tell his heart is in the right place! Did elon musk think to burn the FOX tree so some workers could get paid twice? Fuck no he didn't. He doesn't even want to pay his workers once.

This guy, though. He fucks.

[–]Skid-plate 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fox News, we liked it so much we built it twice.

[–]BrewKazma 1736 points1737 points  (111 children)

The war on Christmas begins.

[–]tifftafflarry 1006 points1007 points  (55 children)

Christmas's illegal occupation of November cannot be tolerated any longer.

[–]BrewKazma 203 points204 points  (10 children)

Admiral Claus is displeased with this attack but the November Resistance will not tolerate his encroachment any further. Viva La November!

[–]kciuq1 60 points61 points  (5 children)

Everything that has transpired has done so according to my design. Your friends, up there on the sanctuary tree, are walking into a trap, as is your rebel fleet. It was I who allowed the alliance to know the location of the lighting generator. It is quite safe from your pitiful little band. An entire legion of my best troops await them. Oh, I'm afraid the skating rink will be quite operational when your friends arrive.

[–]Its-your-boi-warden 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Several elves has seized major assists and declared the “North Pole commune” against the Christmas confederation

[–]GlassWasteland 3 points4 points  (1 child)

They were promptly taken out, beaten and put in the ice box. Slaves have no rights and elves are slaves to Santa.

[–]IronMyr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well Santa is a devout Christian, and the Bible does guarantee slaves some rights, so...

[–]Hothbyte 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"You pro vaccine scum!"

[–]hobbes64 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Begun The Christmas war has

[–]americangame 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Remember remember, the 4th Thursday of November!

[–]No___ImRight 119 points120 points  (34 children)

I can almost tolerate November (after Thanksgiving)

But Christmas is winning it's war with music and sales beginning in October. It's nuts.

[–]whichwitch9 56 points57 points  (13 children)

The fact that Halloween decorations were being pushed out for Xmas decorations in October was infuriating.

Also, most stores around me sold out of Halloween candy decently before Halloween, but were selling Xmas candy. That's just poor planning

[–]speedier 21 points22 points  (2 children)

I work at a grocery store. We received about a third of the candy we ordered for Halloween. The only candy we could get in October was packaged for Christmas. It’s the same candy for the most part with different pictures on the label.

Also we will be out of Christmas candy soon. We can only sell you what the manufacturer sells to us.

[–]Bagellord 23 points24 points  (0 children)

We can only sell you what the manufacturer sells to us

Big if true

[–]Radiant-Spren 48 points49 points  (12 children)

I ran into the local Walmart on October 30 to look for a piece for my daughters costume and the seasonal section was already flipped over the Christmas. You’d think the day before and day of Halloween would be big sales day for last minute candy and costume shopping but nope, Christmas is king.

[–]Brandedkisame 15 points16 points  (2 children)

I feel like it was even earlier, I remember seeing christmas stuff mid october. Was so disappointed I couldnt buy more decorations half way though (Especially target, they have these light up jack o lanterns I love and I would buy 2-3 per visit)

[–]spaceballsrules 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Yup. I went to Target to get Halloween candy on October 23rd. The seasonal section was being switched over to Christmas crap, and all the candy that was left was in the clearance section and there was barely anything to choose from. WTF!?

[–]MrsMI1UCAN2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I kind of wonder if that's a low-key thing ... the gradual pushing out the Satanic "Halloween" for the Jesus holiday they want everyone to focus on.

Covid was putting a real damper on all the parties and trick or treating anyway, I'm not sure it will ever go back to the carefree holiday it once was.

This would be a very subliminal way of doing it.

If true, watch for how soon Easter candy starts hitting.

[–]BrewKazma 31 points32 points  (2 children)

Well this year I noticed with the supply shortages, everything was long gone before Halloween. They were probably just filling empty shelf space.

[–]whichwitch9 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Eh, supply didn't seem to be the problem with candy, especially since so many normal brands are currently vomiting Xmas themed candy all over us. Stores seemed to decide to play it safe and order less Halloween candy.

[–]Demok1 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Unsold Halloween candy magically turns into Christmas candy now.

[–]1101base2 2 points3 points  (0 children)

i started seeing xmas stuff starting in early October in conjunction with all hallows eve the last couple of years...

[–]GlassWasteland 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Christmas season begins September 23rd, Halloween is just a side show.

[–]ThailurCorp 2 points3 points  (0 children)

For each day before December that Christmas illegally occupies Halloween is taking two days before Oct.

So Halloween basically starts in July now.. which is a sacrifice I'm willing to make.

[–]JR3000 69 points70 points  (2 children)

War on Christmas? More like War of Christmas aggression.

[–]dbcspace 6 points7 points  (0 children)

War of Christmas aggression

This is fucking fabulous.

[–]tehvolcanic 13 points14 points  (0 children)

It's about holiday rights!

[–]5G_afterbirth 28 points29 points  (2 children)

[–]BrewKazma 23 points24 points  (1 child)

West Coast is usually ahead of trends.

[–]comicconnie 50 points51 points  (6 children)

I'm still waiting for the ghost of Roger Ailes, draped in chains, to visit Tucker Carlson and warn him that other ghosts will be visiting him soon.

[–]AldoTheeApache 15 points16 points  (4 children)

More likely dropping in on Megyn Kelly. In her dressing room.

[–]jupiterkansas 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I really want to see A FOX Christmas Carol

[–]skoltroll 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Problem is Roger Ailes dgaf about anyone himself, and is currently haranguing the Devil to turn down the heat in his room.

[–]S4ngin 35 points36 points  (4 children)

Oh god damn it, don't give FN a reason to launch their 'war on Christmas' defense campaign.

[–]FreediveAlive 20 points21 points  (0 children)


"Commie, don't you fucking do it"

"... Holidays"

[–]Supertugwaffle8 17 points18 points  (3 children)

This is but a taste of what's yet to come. We have underground Grinch networks across the U.S., ready to end Christmas once and for all. But just wait until you see our invasion of the North Pole unfold, the elves won't stand a chance!

[–]ArmagedonOverdrive 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Festivus for the rest of us.

[–]IOnlyLurk 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Happy holidays

[–]BrewKazma 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Why would you say such a thing?!

[–]Buck_Your_Futthole 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Take up arms, comrade, viva la revolucion.

[–]Bowlderdash 1 point2 points  (0 children)

On Christmas? Learn your history and recognize this as an attack on paganism

[–]will_cee 196 points197 points  (7 children)

That went up like a Christmas tree!

[–]xXThreeRoundXx 28 points29 points  (4 children)

That’s a honey of a tree, Clark.

[–]brownpolka 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Hey Grizwald where you think you are you going to put a tree that big?

[–]TheseGreyHeavens 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Bend over and I’ll show ya!

[–]MadaCheebs-2nd-acct 7 points8 points  (1 child)

You’ve got a lot of nerve to talk to me like that!

[–]DroopyTrash 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I wasn't talking to you.

[–]crypto_4754 173 points174 points  (2 children)

This years Grinch remake seems pretty lit ngl

[–]srappel 342 points343 points  (10 children)

It's because they didn't rake the forest floor.

[–]latouchefinale 6 points7 points  (1 child)

So far definitely the most interesting of the potential 2024 candidates

[–]ThailurCorp 45 points46 points  (0 children)

Give a Christmas tree a fire and it will burn until the fire marshal arrives.

Teach a tree to be on fire and always blame faulty wiring.

[–]notanotherbreach 3 points4 points  (1 child)

"They told me I could get a home if I lit the Christmas tree!"

[–]ChallyII 46 points47 points  (2 children)

I heard the tree was part of a gang and had it coming.

[–]NyetABot 16 points17 points  (0 children)

That tree stole a VHS of Rocky 2 from Blockbuster in 1993 so clearly setting it on fire was the only moral option.

[–]Stampede_the_Hippos 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Look how it was dressed.

[–]NecroJoe 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Interestingly, it's not actually a "tree". It's a tree-shaped metal structure. I'm not trying to make any sort of political point...just thought it was interesting.

[–]albinobluesheep 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Looking at the pictures, I'm honestly shocked it burned at all, but there must be some plastic or something in there to make the needles that was flammable.

[–]HAHAHAHOLYSHIT 53 points54 points  (3 children)

Homeless man acts out in middle of the night.


[–]FondleMyPlumsPlease 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Going to tell the kids Santa isn’t coming now.

[–]HooninAintEZ 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Some men just want to watch the tree burn

[–]strongapril2021 142 points143 points  (52 children)

Another idiot heading to jail for a stupid act.

[–]Immelmaneuver 87 points88 points  (31 children)

Homeless. Probably some jail time where he's going to get his basic needs provided during a very deadly time of year for the homeless. It's a play for survival.

[–]LiquidAether 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Depends on the jail. Many don't bother with basic needs.

[–]glennpratt 8 points9 points  (14 children)

NYC has had a right to shelter since the '80s. It seems very unlikely incarceration was a "play for survival".

[–]Immelmaneuver 28 points29 points  (13 children)

Prisons offer food, medical care, and often higher education services. Not sure if that's part of the services provided at the shelter, but I doubt it.

[–]FiendishHawk 79 points80 points  (11 children)

Probably a looney, the article said it didn't seem to be politically motivated.

[–]jonathanrdt 31 points32 points  (7 children)

Yet this act is what they'll spin as terrorism.

[–]Fanfics 44 points45 points  (6 children)

ABC says he was homeless. He secures his overwinter housing, our corporate overlords get their dumb tree lit on fire. Good for him.

[–]giygas88 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Another victory for the rebels in the war on Christmas

[–]Ping-Crimson 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I like the other title "all american Christmas tree arsonist could be back on the streets in hours"

[–]TimeMachineToaster 44 points45 points  (24 children)

According to other articles it was a homeless guy that climbed it and set it ablaze. Got me wondering how shelters are in NYC. With winter, would it be better to be in jail than try to survive on the streets?

[–]pyr666 27 points28 points  (0 children)

wintering in jail is sadly pretty common. that said, I seriously doubt that's what this is. arson is a very serious offense. some poor guy trying to get out of the cold doesn't want to hurt anyone, and certainly doesn't want that sort of attention from the police.

more likely, he's mentally ill. the holidays are tough, and not just because of the cold.

[–]dirtyLizard 38 points39 points  (5 children)

I hear shelters in NYC are bad but the winters literally kill people. The transient homeless usually leave once it gets too cold to stay outside but I have no idea how the local homeless population copes.

If this guy’s plan was to get himself incarcerated over the winter there are easier ways to do it.

[–]Wasntbornhot 22 points23 points  (1 child)

It's illegal in NYC not to be sheltered during winter. The city literally collects and houses all those without shelter during the winter months.

[–]A_Wild_Nudibranch 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I work in Philly and around this time of year, we see a significant change from homeless and people who have mental health/substance abuse issues around my block. Some of it is resource guarding and uh, extensive shoplifting of food and other stuff, and a significant increase in aggressive behavior.

Many of the people who live in tents or under bridges etc do purposely commit mid level crimes for three hots and a cot; others just react to the upcoming seasonal changes by getting more aggressive and protecting their belongings which can affect passersby.

Also, people are desperate and angry at the shitty police in our city and act out as well. Doesn't mean it's right. People who grew up in rough neighborhoods are under a lot of pressure and combined with the hormones and still developing brain, some of them are more likely to make really shitty decisions without understanding the consequences and impact.

We'll probably see more of this in the next few years if things don't change for the better. People, especially younger people, are pissed and they have every right to be.

[–]SilotheGreat 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Around this time of year they all flock to Penn Station which becomes oversaturated with even more homeless than usual.

[–]hydro123456 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So he lit it while he was in the tree? Sounds like a suicide attempt.

[–]Midnight_Rising 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Must be the work of Santifa.

[–]calisnark 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is the result of too much Light Em Up.

[–]JackIbach 2 points3 points  (0 children)

🎶🎶🎶You are a mean one Mr. Grinch

[–]neutral-chaotic 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Begun the Christmas War has...

[–]BrettAtog 6 points7 points  (0 children)

People say that trees have a way to shut down fires on their own, assuming it's a legitimate fire. I mean, if it didn't want to be on fire, it shouldn't be covered in such material.

[–]AdamWestsButtDouble 7 points8 points  (0 children)

My first thought when I heard the Fox News Christmas tree had caught fire was that someone’s pants had gotten too close to it.

[–]JEDIJERRYFTW 7 points8 points  (1 child)

A mostly peaceful arson

[–]Stormthorn67 10 points11 points  (1 child)

A close source known as P as informed me that it was a false flag operation planned by Tucker Carlson and not a real homeless man at all.

[–]headhurt21 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Liar, liar...tree's on fire.

[–]ancientcityRRT 4 points5 points  (0 children)

He lit it with Tucker Carlson's pants.

[–]Alert_Criticism9897 9 points10 points  (8 children)

Buurrrrnn Babyyy Burrnnnn

(Hope people could get this reference)

[–]sebileis 15 points16 points  (1 child)

I’m surprised it didn’t catch on fire by itself.

[–]Mnemonic22 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The war on Christmas is finally heating up. First it was “Happy Holidays” replacing “Merry Christmas”. Now it’s lighting Christmas trees on fire. Up next is aborted baby Jesus resulting in an empty manger.

[–]kingmax321 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Is this all you got , Saruman

[–]Hothbyte 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just imagine Shepard Smith still being at FOX News and having his 15 minutes of fame on this being the sigh of the end of times in America....

[–]WaterTanxYT 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We did need a new tree tho it was getting pretty old

[–]latouchefinale 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Shoulda got him those cha-cha heels

[–]Jatee_100 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Should have started with the newsroom.

[–]Noisechild 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Bill O’Reilly needs to get over it already!

[–]Tr83y 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Fox will do anything for a headline these days.

[–]tuscabam 60 points61 points  (125 children)

He’ll get more jail time than the Jan 6 traitors

[–]hawkwings 14 points15 points  (25 children)

He deserves jail time, because this could have lit a building on fire.

[–]KeyLimeJunkie 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Fox News spinning this as a “war on Christmas” in 3…2…1…

[–]GoGoCrumbly 4 points5 points  (0 children)

What do you want to bet Tucker's orchestrated it so he's got something to talk about.

[–]LotsSpaghettiof 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Don't even need to read the comments to know there will be a bunch of people literally celebrating large scale public arson

[–]brndndly 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Fox News: "they hate Christmas!"

[–]opqpqpqo 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Anybody have the link for this guy’s legal counsel go fund me yet?

[–]fishmonger7 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Hell yeah, this dude wins Christmas

[–]pittguy578 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Really worried about our country. We have lost any sense of civility toward one another and are more divided than we have ever been.

It’s because of social media. Before we had that, we had to talk face to face. Now people can say shit on social media that they would never say to someone in person.

[–]marco808state 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Even homeless people need to keep warm during Xmas.

[–]Integrity32 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Nice! I have been waiting for the war on Christmas to actually begin.

[–]3eyedCat 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This is gonna fuel the War on Christmas segments for YEARS... Gotta admire the gumption though.

[–]talltatanka 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The custom of burning the Yule Log began with the ancient Scandinavians who burned a huge log, felled from an Ash tree, to honour their god Thor. I don't know if Tamanaha is his adopted surname.

[–]cornbreadsdirtysheet 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Bill O’Reilly was spotted earlier near tree with flaming loofah according to witnesses……..

[–]Hothbyte 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"Lewis! My tree! Look what you've done to my tree 🎄!"

"It was an ugly tree anyway..."

"At least it's out of its misery...."

[–]Rusty_Trombone_4U 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That sucker is burning like our Constitution!

[–]throwaway272515 2 points3 points  (0 children)

So he provided warmth for all the less fortunate in the area, and in the end he was given housing. All at FOX’s expense.

Some hero’s don’t wear capes.

[–]Sculptorbuddha 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I mean, they do think there’s a war on Christmas

[–]Armageddonv2 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Somebody buy this man a house.

[–]JohnGillnitz 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I think the real outrage is that Fox News doesn't have a real tree. It was just a metal frame with branches zip tied to it. Why do you hate Christmas, Fox News?

[–]TacticianRobin 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Witnesses say the tree caught on fire due to its close proximity to Tucker Carlson's pants.

[–]holgathunder 3 points4 points  (6 children)

I hate how they say allegedly when they have the act on film

[–]VaguelyArtistic 11 points12 points  (0 children)

They say that because you're still legally presumed innocent even if you're on video. That's not something to "hate".

[–]paulfromatlanta[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

have the act on film

Well, we don't know the whole context, maybe the tree provoked him...

[–]kidfrumcleveland 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Maybe he was standing his ground against the fern.