San Jose Spartan Daily
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
The first days of Christmas skate into downtown
The sights and smells of the holiday season are in the air, and downtown San Jose has once again created a holiday atmosphere.
Downtown San Jose has transformed into a Winter Wonderland. Students can choose to go to the circle of palms ice rink, a gift market and Christmas in the Park on Park Avenue and Paseo de San Antonio Street to entertain themselves....
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Ted Rudow III,MA 11/27/07
Many places today have gotten to where they have just about completely elimInated Jesus from Christmas. All it is a tree and decorations and Santa Claus and presents and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Jingle Bells!
In other words, to take Christ out of Christmas. In some cities, all you ever see are signs of "Xmas Holidays", "Xmas Sale!", "Xmas Shopping!", "Xmas, Xmas, Xmas!" They wouldn't think of putting up "Christmas"--that's the name of Jesus Christ!
And of course, they've got a new god called Santa Claus--who is really the big department store! One of the horrible horrors of it is, that when they teach their children about Santa Claus, and then they start teaching them about Jesus--the truth and the real story and meaning of Christmas--the poor kids think, "Oh, this is just another stupid idiotic fairly tale like the one you told me about Santa Claus!"
Ted Rudow III,MA
Former Grad Student (class of 1996)