The Reason For The Season

To The Editor:

As the holidays are approaching, the City is all decked out in its very best holiday finery. From the mammoth and beautiful Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center, to the holiday windows at Saks, Macy’s and other department stores, to the dazzling holiday displays at many of the City’s major buildings, Christmas in New York is the most wonderful place to be at this festive time of the year. There are ice skaters at both Rockefeller Center and Bryant Park enjoying the crisp air. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular continues to play to huge audiences. One thing we must not forget, however, is that the real reason for the season is the birth of that little baby in a Bethlehem stable on that first Christmas, more than 2,000 years ago. Jesus is truly the reason for the season. A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all who celebrate this most wonderful and peaceful holiday season.

John Amato,
Fresh Meadows