Can the 'Christ' Be Kept in Christmas?

For years, church groups have been fighting to play down the retail aspects of Christmas and play up the holiday's religious significance. Commentator John Boykin shares their frustration, but not their solution. He proposes making Christmas into a gift-giving secular holiday, and move what little of Christ is left over to Easter.



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