Folger Shakespeare Library

You Can’t Say “Christmas” In Shakespeare’s English

Eliminating the word “Christmas” from the marketing of a concert of Christian festive or sacred music is an absurdity which annoys and insults Christians, whose music after all is being appropriated without regard for its sacred message. Next year, at this “hallowed” and “gracious” time, we urge our friends at the Folger not to banish the Savior from the music that celebrates his birth.