I have chosen some quotes and a video by John Lennon to give you some food for thought.
1. What do you think Churchill meant with "a season of reflection?
2. Some people don't consider politically correct to wish Merry Christmas to others and they just wish "happy holidays" or "happy season" Do you agree?
3. Do you think Christmas is getting "too commercial" nowadays?
Some people can't celebrate Christmas for different reasons and we shoud dedicate some time to think about them.
This is what John Lennon and Yoko Ono did when they wrote and sang this special Christmas song in 1971.
Happy Xmas ( War is Over) was performed with the Harlem Community Choir and it was also a protest song against the Vietnam War.
As a peace activist, Lennon said when he wrote the song: "I understand what you have to do: Put your political message across with a little honey."
The video, released in 1990, includes images of their billboard campaign against war all over the world, with their son Sean and the choir. This song has had lots of covers by different artists.
You can see the lyrics here with an activity to complete. Worksheet
Another version of the video was released later with hard images of the war
Happy Christmas and New Year to everyone!