, Salem, MA

December 3, 2012

Letter: What happened to Christmas?

The Salem News

---- — To the editor:

My son attends preschool in Salem, and recently I received the school calendar for the month of December. While looking it over, I noticed that they are having a Hanukkah celebration and a Ramadan/Kwanzaa celebration. What happened to the CHRISTMAS celebration?

When I was younger, we would have a Christmas party in our classrooms and a night where all the parents would come and watch their children sing Christmas songs. Now our children aren’t allowed to have any of that, which is really sad.

I strongly believe that if the city can allow the schools to celebrate other religious holidays, then Christmas should be at the top of that list.

Jessica Gagnon