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Last year, I rejected the Jewish ‘December dilemma’ by forging a new December holiday tradition. This year, the Eitz Moed rose once again–with much joy and no angst required.
ChicagoNow Dirt on Green blogger Mark Boyer asked today whether environmental consequences matter when choosing a Christmas tree. We may kill the environment by choosing PVC-laden artificial trees instead of real ones. But my primary Christmas concern has always been whether my annual tree is so tall that it might kill me.
Is it just me, or is it a little incongruous for there to be an enormous ‘Holiday Tree’ in Daley Plaza next to a life-size manger? I’ve just about had it with the PC-ization of Christmas. Judging by an article in this week’s Crain’s Chicago Business, I’m not alone, either.