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Fixing Christmas

In October 2008, Dr. Mike McKinney wrote a booklet titled Fixing Christmas for Everyone - A Plea for the Reformation of the Christmas Season. This booklet has been requested by Christians througout the United States to further the idea of reforming the Christmas Season, as well as to educate people on the history of Christmas and how it developed from a Christian day of recognition into a marketable, heavily-promoted holiday. Below is an excerpt from Page 5. To read and/or print the entire booklet, please click on the highlighted link below. We encourage you to share this with your friends and family.

I suggest we separate the "Winter Christmas" traditions from the "Christian Christmas" traditions. I believe the two traditions can be "unblended" without harming either. They can exist side-by-side in ways that can affirm both. People of all faiths would benefit from a clear distinction between the non-religious "Winter Holiday" and the highly religious "Christian Christmas." I think the term "Christmas" should be used by the Christian community for their commemoration of Christ's birth, and the term "Winter Holiday" should be used for the secular celebration of the holiday.

Fixing Christmas for Everyone