John Leo (“Jesus and the Elves,” U.S. News & World Report) and William Raspberry (” ‘Merry Christmas’: So there!” New York Daily News) took well-written shots at the political correctness mania which of late has stifled our public celebration of Christmas.

Raspberry’s opening is worth repeating (he took it from a card sent in jest by a friend) : “I sincerely wish that you may enjoy the holiday and/or celebration of your religious, ethnic or sociopolitical choice over the coming weeks whenever it/they may fall and whatever it/they may be named.. . Now if this card still makes someone angry, the hell with ’em.

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