If Christmas is about honoring the spirit of Saint Nicholas — Nikolaos the Greek bishop of Myra — the young man born into wealth who gave all his riches to the poor by tossing bags of gold coins through windows of struggling, impoverished families in his home town, which is now part of Turkey, then yes, there is a war on Christmas. There is a gruesome massacre underway in Aleppo, Syria, recorded on video and shared on social media in real time every day. In our country, 21 percent of American children live in poverty and half a million Americans are homeless. –Petra Dvorak

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