What Is Christmas?

By Richard Iyall

Our Christmas is the time of year
to be with those you love;
for sights and smells, for jingle bells;
the shining star above;
for ice and snow, for mistletoe;
for trees in all their splendor;
for many toys for girls and boys;
for love so warm and tender.
But most of all, I do recall,
we celebrate the season
to honor Jesus Christ of God.
Indeed, that is the reason!

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Richard Iyall is a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe of Longview, Wash. He has lived in Fresno since 1957. He has written and done photography for this paper. Contact him at riyall1@my.scccd.edu.

  • The Community Alliance is a monthly newspaper that has been published in Fresno, California, since 1996. The purpose of the newspaper is to help build a progressive movement for social and economic justice.

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