Holiday parties are being planned for December. This has been happening over the past years under the disguise of political correctness.

The minority of Americans, 16 percent, are successful in taking Christ out of Christmas. We need to stop it.

Most of the retailers avoid the word Christmas in their advertising. Even the Salvation Army has eliminated the word Christmas on the red donation buckets.

Costco published a large holiday online gift catalog and never mentioned the word Christmas. Let’s only shop at retailers who display the word Christmas during the season. The retailer problem can be fixed.

The old saying is: “Get them by the wallets and their hearts and minds will soon follow.” Let the 84 percent of us stand up and be heard to support Christmas. Dec. 25 is Christmas – Christ’s Day.

Whether you share in the mystical, religious beliefs or not, Christ was, at the very least, an historical figure whose teachings elevate the spirit of men.

To celebrate his day as anything else is insulting and cheats our children out of understanding a profound part of our country’s heritage.

To walk the political plank to correctness by morphing Christmas into December Nights or holiday season is sad.

Let’s celebrate the good fortune we have living in a country that adopted Christ’s values.

Those who possess a gift of faith can celebrate their beliefs. Those that believe in something else or in nothing at all, can celebrate that.

Thank Christ for teaching the values that allow both.

Richard Healey