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I could not agree more with Edwin Jordan (“The meaning of Christmas and beauty of the season,” Dec. 14 Letters) on the beauty and good feelings that the Christmas holiday brings to the community.

But I wondered whether Mr. Jordan might be worried about the mythic “War on Christmas?”

As an observant Jewish American who spent his childhood in an old, very diverse Long Island, N.Y., town, memories of the sounds, sights and fragrance of Christmases past still warm my heart.

Given my upbringing and the seven decades of my life thus far, I find any mention of a “War on Christmas” to be baseless, divisive political rhetoric — attempting to ignite hateful feelings that tear asunder the brotherly love and spirituality that are so important to all Americans and to people everywhere.

Hal Holzman

Columbia

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