A few years ago there was a two-paneled cartoon. The first panel showed a gentlemen sitting in front of a Christmas tree piled high with gifts. The second panel had a few gifts and a Nativity set and his question as he could now see the crèche, “Hey! Where did that come from?” A voice from the other room replied: “It’s always been there.”
“ ‘And he puzzled three hours, till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! ‘Maybe Christmas,’ he thought, ‘doesn’t come from a store. ‘Maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more!’”
(How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss)
According to recent national surveys, 70-80% of Americans would welcome less emphasis on spending, gift-giving, decorating and all the materialism of the Christmas season.
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