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GANDHI'S LETTERS TO AMERICANS > Christmas Greetings to America, December 23, 1931
Christmas Greetings To America, December 23, 1931
I have never been able to reconcile myself to the gaieties of the Christmas season. They have appeared to me to be so inconsistent with the life and teaching of Jesus.
How I wish America could lead the way by devoting the season to a real moral stocktaking and emphasising consecration to the service of mankind for which Jesus lived and died on the cross.
[Gandhiji dictated the above during his voyage from Europe to India in December 1931, James Mills, correspondent of the Associated Press of America, pressed Gandhiji for a message of Christmas greetings to America.]