We have lifelong friends who are Jewish and celebrate Chanukah. My family celebrates Christmas. For the last 16 years we have had a joint celebration where we each share our faith traditions, celebrating God's good gifts of wealth in friends, who choose to find joy in the similarities rather than the differences. I agree with you that Christmas traditions are getting way out of hand and stressful. Thanks for the reminder that our celebrations can be delightfully simple and in that respect have greater meaning and moments to just be with one another.
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