My husband has three wonderful grown children, none of whom profess any religious belief, God bless ’em. They’ve produced some beautiful grandchildren for us. During this Christmas season, I wrestle a little over whether it’s OK to nudge these angels toward at least some understanding of the Biblical foundations of the holiday. Am I overstepping to send the grandkids Nativity sets or picture books depicting the Holy Family?
On Christmas Eve, can I suggest taking a grandchild to a family service at a local church? Is it wrong to want to introduce a few carols that don’t involve Santa Claus? As an Episcopalian, I am decidedly not pushy about any of this but each year I find it a bit of a struggle.
So I was interested in this discussion at Huffington Post about religious and not-so-religious approaches to Christmas. This is a fun, respectful and enlightening discussion. I welcome your thoughts.