Excerpt:Â What happened to Christmas? I'm not speaking of the time of year when people race about in apoplectic frenzy, often intent on spending more than they can afford. I'm not speaking of special sales that begin before the Thanksgiving turkey is cold and the gravy for same is congealed.I'm not speaking of the day that far too many resentful people now condemn because it's marked by a "white guy" in a red suit, with a long beard, who comes down chimneys with gifts. I'm inquiring about Christmas â€“ not the day preceded by pageants that the politically correct pompously (read foolishly) insist on calling "holiday" festivals. I'm not referring to families going to grandmother's house for gatherings filled with mirth and love.