It’s time to put Christ back into Christmas
The Hallmark Channel has been entertaining us with some early “meaningful” holiday stories; rifts in relationships (especially families) being mended; romances developing at holiday parties; children being assured that Santa is coming and that they certainly will receive those special toys they requested in their letters to him. One character happily announced, “Yes, this is what Christmas is all about!” Really? I have not seen one Nativity display in any of these “Christmas” settings.
Interestingly, more than 60 years ago, I had a letter to the editor published in the Buffalo Evening News. The last line of that letter was, “Let’s put Christ back in Christmas!” It’s still not too late to do just that right now.
Grace E. Herrmann