Letter-writer Reuben E. Gross (“Alienating decorations,” October 18) urges readers to start campaigning against Christmas decorations in banks and other places of business.

As far as I can tell, for Jews to take on the role of Scrooge can only serve to promote anti-Semitism. I don’t see why we can’t all enjoy the holiday gift-giving season in a positive way. Happily, around Christmas, Christians think of the birth of Jesus, who, of course, was born into a Jewish family. Of all Christian holidays, Christmas is the one holiday that promotes positive feelings towards Jews among Christians. Therefore, I say: Long live Christmas!!!