There was just one silver icicle hanging in a window. It scared the people living there, that they had forgotten to hide it. You see at that in Russia, celebrating Christmas carried a five year prison term. It makes you glad to put up lights and tinsel , doesn’t it.
People in Eastern Germany, under communism would wear only drab coats, and they would only whisper in restaurants. They knew that everywhere were spies. They suspected that there were stacks and stacks of files about what they did. So they did little, and said less.
But this is America, right? No one limits our Christmas decorations. No one spies on us. No one teaches our children against God. Right?