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Ep #010: The War On the Word ‘Christmas’ is Debated with Professional Caroler Renae Baker

PBP 010 (1) What does the word ‘Christmas’ mean to you? Today’s guest is a professional caroler who has promoted the importance of Christmas on national radio shows, as well as in TV appearances on ABC, Fox News, and The View, but her answer to that question might surprise you. The founder and director of I S.M.I.L.E. in New York Productions and a group of Broadway talented vocal musicians called The Fabulous Fezziwigs, Renae Baker says the word ‘Christmas’ doesn’t hold as much weight as what the holiday is supposed to be about. Listen in to hear her stance on using the word vs. embodying the Christmas spirit.

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What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • Two opposing viewpoints about the importance of using the word ‘Christmas.’
  • Where the tradition of Christmas trees comes from.
  • The reason the birth of Christ is celebrated in December.
  • Why Renae started I S.M.I.L.E. in New York.
  • What S.M.I.L.E. stands for.
  • Tips for keeping your voice strong throughout the winter season.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

[spp-tweet tweet=”What I think is special about the {holiday} season is that there’s tremendous potential to add to the world peace with the joy and the spirit of the season. – Renae Baker”] [spp-tweet tweet=”If you want to keep Christ in Christmas, I think it’s more about showing compassion and inclusiveness, and you can be doing it in his name. I think that’s how you keep Christ in Christmas more than how you give a holiday greeting. – Renae Baker”] [spp-tweet tweet=”I don’t think we’re in any danger of the word ‘Christmas’ going away from the public view, but I do think what we’re in danger of is losing the true focus of Christmas. – Renae Baker”]

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