Happy Non-Denominational Holiday Celebration


By Michael Bryan


No matter what your beliefs, Christmas in America is a time for being with loved-ones and sharing the good things in life with friends, family, and even strangers. Despite the commercialism and crass marketing of the season, it is one of the few times in American life when we are encouraged to love our fellow humans and be generous to those less fortunate – to embrace the "spirit of Christmas".

If only that spirit were not confined to a few days a year, our country would be a kinder, more community-spirited society. Enjoy your holiday, and try to hang on to some of that Christ-like spirit in your daily life.

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Michael founded BlogForArizona as the Howard Dean campaign blog for Arizona in 2003, and has been blogging ever since. Michael is an attorney living in Tucson with his wife Lauren Murata. In 2008, following some health issues and new time constraints, Michael stepped back from regular blogging and began remaking BlogForArizona into a collaborative project. Michael now contributes occasionally to the blog and provides editorial and publishing direction. Also if you want to keep up with the latest Arizona and National political news that Mike finds important, check out the BlogForArizona twitter feed, which he curates.


  1. All the best for your “Non-Denominational” that turned out to be a non-denominational Christian Holiday what with the Christ-like spirit at the end. Thus it doesn’t include everybody who isn’t a Christian.

    I don’t have any particular organized religion but after spending 18 years in Japan I found the process of cleaning up both your house and your relationship with others so your start the new year afresh had more meaning than trying to hang on to some spirit throughout the year. But that’s only according to my way of thinking. All the best in whatever Christmas means to you.