During Hollywood’s Golden Age, the studios took thousands of photos of their stars celebrating Christmas. In this way, Hollywood—though founded by poor immigrant Jews—let America know that it and the heartland were aligned.
Seraphic Secret — Karen and I — are Orthodox Jews. We observe the Sabbath and eat only kosher food. Our lives and values are dictated by the Written and Oral Torah. But we enjoy and honor Christmas, and we shudder at every postmodern assault on this most Christian of holidays. We want America to remain a Judeo-Christian country, for without G-d, individual liberty vanishes, replaced by an all-powerful centralized state and a cult of personality.
Here’s a sample of Hollywood and Christmas as it used to be.
Karen and I wish all our friends and relatives a lovely and meaningful Shabbat.
To all our cherished Christian friends, a very merry Christmas.
And — oh yeah — here’s the perfect Christmas gift, guaranteed to lift your spirits.