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McGregor puts Christmas in perspective

Editor: Right on, Jim! (“It’s Christmas, not Xmas,” The Times, Dec. 7).

Thanks for putting things into perspective. We give young children such mixed messages about Christmas. How do we expect them to be giving and caring at Christmas time, or to focus on the birth of Christ, when everyone asks them what is on their Christmas list? We even encourage them to write out lists of what they want. Think about that.

I have heard children calling in on radio stations, talking with “Santa” and asking as their Christmas wish that he make their sick mom, dad or whomever better. Santa has replaced God as the one children can go to with their cares and needs. What have we come to?

Audrey Beard,

Langley

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