Just leave Christmas alone

So pleads Charles Krauthammer. I couldn’t agree more. As I wrote on Christmas day 2002:

As a Jew, I am saddened by the disapperance of the public symbols of Christmas from the civic landscape. I have long regretted [and felt a bit embarrassed, I should have added] that American Christians, having created such a tolerant welcoming society for those of other faiths, are, perhaps as an indirect result, deprived of a whole-hearted public celebration of their most holy day.

When I travel around the country at this time of year, or even as I drive around “blue” Maryland and “red” (or at least less blue) Northern Virginia, it occurs to me that Christmas may now be essentially a “red only” holiday. To that extent, the likelihood that Christmas will be left alone is nil.

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