'TIS THE season our most holy, sacred and beloved savior, Jesus Christ, was born. 'Tis the season for joy, love, happiness and reflection. It is said that only God's love can conquer hate. It is difficult indeed to acknowledge that hate does exist, even, especially this time of year. So let us put aside our swords. Even for a short while. Because no one wants "Jesus to be sad." Do they, boys and girls?

Mark Anthony Vare, Philadelphia