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That big ‘holiday’ tree is really a big Christmas tree

By Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:

In the Mercury on Sunday, Dec. 1, a headline reads, “Big holiday tree shines in Little Apple.”

Many of my friends are asking the same questions: Which holiday does this beautiful lighted tree represent? Are the secular progressives running the show in Manhattan now or is this verbiage a result of the Mercury staff?

Most people know the reason for the season, but a vocal minority continually try to secularize the Christmas season. It’s wonderful that the tree lights up in rhythm to Christmas music. I’m surprised they didn’t use holiday music.

The secularists can call this a holiday tree, but my friends and I will proudly call this beautiful tree a Christmas tree.

Gary W. Beck
1716 Third St.
Clay Center

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