You Don't Have to be Christian to Like Christmas

I'm the Catholic son of a Jewish mother. When I was a kid, one of my favorite TV commercials was for Levi's Jewish Rye Bread. The slogan was: You don't have to be Jewish to like Levi's.

As we swing into the annual Christmas season, I think this world needs a similar slogan: You don't have to be Christian to like Christmas.

Christmas, when you look at it, is really for everybody.

For Christians, it's a celebration of the birth of Jesus.

For Pagans, Christmas has it all: trees, mistletoe, even elves.

For everybody else, it has a universal message about Emmanuel, God-with-us. A message about peace on Earth, good will to all.

A message that says God is indeed with us. Even when it seems like God isn't.

Posted by Terrence Seamon, 12/8/2005


Terrence said…
This is from Anne Thornley-Brown from The Training Oasis in Toronto.

Anne says that when she was growing up in Montreal, there was an ad for Cantor's Bagels with the slogan "You don't have to be Jewish to love Cantor's bagels."

She went to a school where there were a lot of Jewish children. Anne is Black and from Jamaica. Since she loved Bagels, matzos and Halvah, her Jewish classmates would often rib her that she would be perfect for a Cantor's bagel ad."

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