Sunday, December 26, 2004

Film Reviewer Identifies Trend in New Christmas Releases

Orlando Sentinel religion editor Mark Pinsky, writing in the often-irreverent, but often insightful magazine, Ship of Fools, reviews three new Christmas movies--including one produced for airing on cable by my own denomination, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America--and concludes that each showcase a Christmas without Jesus Christ. If so, they all fit in with a general trend in US culture. Although I've never felt that every Christmas story needs to be about the Christmas story, there seems to be an increasing trend toward the secularization of the holiday.

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