Thank you, Krista, for your honesty. I was the product of a mixed marriage and decided to become 100% Jewish as an adult. When my son was born and it became clear we would not be celebrating Christmas (i.e., we would not have a tree or give gifts), my born-Jewish mother-in-law protested on the basis that "Christmas is not a religious holiday." Indeed, consumerism and capitalism have hijacked Christmas, so I gladly opt out.
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