By Fr. BERNARD BASSET, S.J.
Put Christ back into Christmas
THE move to stress the true and Christian meaning of Christmas is not confined to the British Isles. Belgium and Holland have long been concerned with this and now comes news from France. A French correspondent, writing to order posters and to ask for an article on the "splendid English effort," sends me a simple handbill which has been widely distributed. On the cover is a crib. On the left page, inside, is a statement of the Christian doctrine about Christmas, on the right is a pungent attack on the modern commercial Christmas.
Mais aujourd'hui, gu'est devenu Noel?
Pour les adultes : Pour les adultes : . . . trop souvent le Reveillon. une nuit de danses et tie plaisirs . aprSs une seance exceptionnelle de cinema. . . .
Pour les enfants :
. . La fête du Pere Noel. us lui . .
hcrivent . Ils lui telephonent. Ils le voient . us le touchent. 11 est I. l'honneur sur lea journaux, dans toutes leg vitrines. . . .
UN INTRUS I UNE FABLE
ir is now possible to give further Idetails of the carol concert which has been arranged for Monday, December 22 at the Embassy Theatre, Swiss Cottage. Happily Swiss Cottage is very easy to reach by tube or bus Nos. 2, 13, 31 and 113.
Four choirs are taking part, The Priory Singers, The Chopin Polish Choir, The St. Aloysius Boys' Choir and The Bartrans Girls' Choir. Tickets run from 10s. 6d. to 2s. 6d. and all profits go to the Crusade of Rescue. The Embassy Theatre will take some filling.
LAST Christmas also, I gave a paragraph to Pony, the young riders' magazine. Again this year Pony has arranged its Christmas number round a play about ponies which ends up at the crib. Again Colonel Hope writes the text, which is delightfully illustrated by Janet and Anne Grahame-Johnstone. Children under 90 will love "The Ass and the Ox were there."