Adding sparkle to the season Around Town, posted by Editor, Mountain View Voice Online, on Dec 7, 2012 at 4:31 pm
The holidays got into full swing in downtown Mountain View on Monday night, as the city held its annual Community Tree Lighting Ceremony. Choirs sang and children's eyes lit up along with the trees. From snowball fights to visits with old St. Nick, there was plenty of holiday cheer to go around. Voice photographer Michelle Le's photo essay shows some the evening's highlights.
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Posted by AC, a resident of another community, on Dec 7, 2012 at 4:31 pm AC is a member (registered user) of Mountain View Online
It was a lovely evening. The only thing that troubled me is that in the over half an hour spent listening to music, I didn't hear the name "Jesus" even once. Heard about Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, etc. But as the holiday is, in its origin, about the historical (if not the religious) figure of Jesus, it seemed... I dunno. Stark. I don't think one has to believe in Him to at least recall that He was the reason for the instigation of the holiday..... I'd have respected hearing His name as much as Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, or any other celebration of the event.....