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We all need more Christmas cheer

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opinion Alexandria, 56308
Alexandria Minnesota 225 7th Ave E
P.O. Box 549
56308

To the editor:

I’ve gotten to like Christmas quite a lot over the years. Being somewhat of a Liberal, I was rather humbug about the whole thing for a long time. I dismissed the commercialism of it and didn’t think it particularly profound in its public expression. It all seemed pretty shallow to me.

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I’ve changed my tune. Perhaps it’s old age creeping up on me. I told my wife the other day that I would undoubtedly be a sentimental old codger when I hit the golden years. I rather enjoy the songs, both pop and sacred. Silent Night is very moving. We Need a Little Christmas always makes me smile. Eartha Kitt is so naughty with Santa Baby. The glittery, festive decorations are a lot of fun. I work in retail and assisting guests in our store with their holiday shopping brings a smile to many faces.

Folks seem to be in a good mood overall. They have permission and encouragement to be cheerful and light-hearted. Don’t we all need more of that?

So, to all of you, wonderful friends, out there, Merry Christmas!

Mark Weise

Brandon, MN

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