The Telegraph reports today about a vicar who objects to people who turn up at Christmas services but who are not otherwise regular church-goers.
So is his message not,"Keep Christ in Christmas" but rather, "You just leave him out of this - we'll do the Jesus bits if you don't mind."
At one time it was common practice, in some Protestant traditions, to hold Communion services once a quarter. And during the week or so prior to those services the minister would issue tickets to those who, being regular attenders, were entitled to attend. Would the vicar like Christmas Eve services to go the same way?