But it has moved past some little television commercial. Now there's also "Chrismukkah." Ron and Michelle Gompertz founded a company which sells Chrismukkah cards and other items commemorating both Christian and Jewish faiths, and whoever else wants to join in. Within their very first month of operation seven years ago, they sold 25,000 cards. This is how their website defines "Chrismukkah":
"Chrismukkah- the merry mish-mash, one-size-fits-all, unisex, alternative, non-denominational, non-judgmental, non-polluting, all-inclusive, sustainable, holistic, X-treme hybrid holiday celebrating diversity, religious tolerance, ideological, theological and political freedom, peace on earth and the inter-connectedness between all animals, plants and minerals.
It has long been one of my contentions that what Satan cannot destroy, he will imitate. And this conglomeration of holidays, combining Christian, Jewish and secular symbols, is a prime example. For many years Satan and his minions have attempted to de-Christianize Christmas. Lawsuits against cities and towns over nativity scenes, schools purging any reference to the Christian meaning of Christmas, department stores eliminating any mention of Christmas in their advertising--it all combines to remove Christ from Christmas.
So let me encourage you--if you are a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ--to make extra sure that your observance of Christmas is decidedly and pointedly Christian. Let there be no mistake or misunderstanding which holiday you are observing--and why.
--Rocky Henriques, www.uticabc.com