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Well- known television communicaster Harry Reisner wrote the following: Eleven years ago in my previous incarnation on this broadcast [60 minutes] I did a little Christmas piece, it seemed like a good idea to repeat it. The basis for this tremendous annual burst of buying things and gift buying and parties and near hysteria, is a quiet event that Christians believe actually happened a long time ago. You can say that in all societies there has always been a midwinter festival, and that many of the trappings of our Christmas are almost violently pagan, but you come back to the central fact, of the day and quietness of Christmas morning, the birth, of God, on earth. It leaves you only three ways of accepting Christmas, one is cynically, as a time to make money or endorse the making of it. One is graciously, the appropriate attitude for non-Christians, who wish their fellow citizens all the joys to which their…

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