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Christmas Warfare

David Brickner 90x115by David Brickner 

It never ceases to amaze me how much fighting takes place over the celebration of Christmas. Legal battles about public displays of crèches or Christmas trees are fodder for the news media. One of the most bizarre examples was when Jewish comedian Jackie Mason made news by standing up to stores that banned employees from wishing shoppers a “Merry Christmas.” The headlines read, “Jackie Mason Saves Christmas.”