Dennis marvels at the controversy that has surrounded the celebration of Christmas as a national holiday for the last decade. He explains why he loves the Christmas season and why the expression of the Christmas spirit with its special songs and gift-exchange is important to our national well-being . He also explains why Christmas is disliked by the Grinch crowd.
Major Points of the Lecture:
1. To be happy is both a choice and a moral obligation.
2. The nation’s majority culture is Christian and celebrates Christmas. It’s a matter of simple decency to let them do so without whining and complaining about being excluded or made to feel uncomfortable.
3. We are a religious nation, founded on Judeo-Christian values. If we lose our religious character, we will lose our moral fiber.
4. Those who protest the celebration of Christmas are narcissistic and probably unhappy.