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Greeting to all,

 
The Christmas season is already upon us. It’s a time for peace on Earth and Goodwill to all. A time for deep reflection and remembering those near and far.
This is a time when the stores are already playing Christmas music and toys and Christmas decoration are everywhere – the stores become a fairyland. The economic impact of the holiday season is very significant for the retailers around the world. Retails sales in North America are expected to exceed $1 trillion dollars this year. It has become a very commercial event, the world seems to be moving in  a darker direction. It makes you long for the good old days.
Our school children do not learn carols, we have to be politically correct, hence there are no more carolers coming to your door with glowing faces and good wishes for all. Christmas has become so commercial that it is hard to find  a display of The Nativity, the three Wise Men, or organ music, and what the true meaning of Christmas is all about.
As we move through this Christmas season, I think that now more than ever, with war looming with North Korea, we should focus on what Christmas is all about. Let us put Christ back in Christmas.
On behalf of myself and all the executive members of Clan MacNeil in Canada, a Merry Christmas filled with all you dream of and a Happy and Healthy New year.
 
Yours aye,
 
Alene