NBC Professional Nancy Snyderman wants to take the “Christ” out of Christmas

This morning on the Today Show “Professionals segment”, Matt Lauer led the discussion of outsourcing some of the tasks associated with Christmas. He said that you can get people to pick your tree, decorate your tree, write out your Christmas cards etc. He then asked Star Jones,  Donny Deutsch and Dr. Nancy Snyderman to comment on it. Jones said that she honors the religious aspect of the holiday and then Snyderman said that’s the part of the holiday that bugs to which Jones replied “Jesus is the Reason for the Season.” Lauer seemed a little taken aback by Snyderman’s remark. The question is do you spend any time honoring the reason for the season or is it just an opportunity to get and give gifts? Share your thoughts.

 

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  • M Brame  On December 11, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    I was so offended by Dr. Synderman’s comments regarding the religious parts is what “bugs” her the most about Christmas. It is my understanding that Dr. Snyderman is Jewish, therefore this is not her holiday to celebrate or comment on. Once again – she is inappropriate and should be removed from participating in the “Today Show Professional”

    • Suzanne Payne  On December 11, 2012 at 3:24 pm

      I totally agree with you. I’m done with the Today Show! I respect her faith and she should respect the Christian faith!

    • Spanish Inquisitor  On December 11, 2012 at 3:35 pm

      Spoken like a true bigot there, Brame. You assume because her name sounds Jewish, she’s Jewish, right? And as a Jew, she’s not even qualified to speak on the subject you feel is entirely Christian in nature? Not only should she not be allowed to have an opinion, she should be removed from the show.

      You, Brame, are exactly what she was complaining about. If you actually listened to what she said, (and clearly you didn’t) you’d know that her objection was not to “Jesus is the Reason for the Season” (which Star cited afterwards) but that religion is what causes all the stress for the holidays. And it’s attitudes like yours that cause all the stress. You think everyone should be worshiping Jesus on Christmas. Everyone, even though it is more than a religious holiday. It’s a Federal Holiday, it’s a cultural holiday and it’s a secular holiday too. There are a lot of non Jebus-worshipers who love Christmas too. Christmas has evolved to be more than a religious holiday for millions of people all over the world. Not everyone celebrates Christmas for religious reasons, so get over yourself…

      While you’re also entitled to your opinion, your opinion is stupid, irrelevant, bigoted and irrational. And completely unsupported by any evidence whatsoever.

      By the way, Nancy Snyderman dos not seem to be Jewish. On her biography page she writes about her father:”He would take me to the hospital on Sunday mornings before the family went to church…” I don’t know too many Jewish families that attend church on Sundays.

      In any event, even if she WAS Jewish, your comment simply tells us that you are an anti-Semitic bigot.

      • Suzanne Payne  On December 11, 2012 at 3:55 pm

        Why dont you say how you really feel? I should have said, “Regardless of her affiliation, I respect her. In turn I would like the same…you know…The Golden Rule Thing?” Have a Merry Christmas!

      • musesofamom  On December 11, 2012 at 5:57 pm

        Spanish, I don’t agree with you on your charge of bigotry in this case. Before the holiday was completely commercialized it was meant to celebrate the birth of the Savior, and it does seem a little out of place for a person of Jewish descent to completely discount the meaning of the holiday. i don’t think verbalizing this point of view is evidence of bigotry.

      • Spanish Inquisitor  On December 11, 2012 at 6:01 pm

        I never hold back. ;)

        You know I respect her faith too, whoever “her” is we are referring to. But only to a point. I respect everyone’s right to believe what they want, and to live their lives according to their beliefs. I do not necessarily respect the beliefs themselves, the faith, if you will. Especially if those beliefs are without foundation.

        And I especially don’t respect anyone’s right to impose those beliefs on me.

        I don’t understand why what happened on the Today show is even controversial. Joni characterized it as an either/or situation. Either you celebrate the religious aspect and antecedents of the holiday, or you use it as an opportunity to get and give gifts? That is what in logic is called a false dichotomy. It’s not either/or. It’s more like two ends of a spectrum, where everyone can pick and choose where they sit. In fact, they are not even mutually exclusive. You can celebrate the religious as well as the secular at the same time. That’s the beauty of Christmas.

        Snyderman was complaining that people who claim there is a war on Christmas, like Bill O’Reilly and his ilk over there at FOX News, are actually causing the problem. Why does Christmas have to be celebrated one way, and only one way? Because some people celebrate it another way, they are “unChristians” and waging war on Christmas? Bullshit, I say. That’s divisive discourse, and Snyderman is right to call it what it is.

        You want to celebrate Jesus on Christmas? Go for it. You don’t? Same thing. But neither side should impose their personal method of celebration on the other. It’s a personal, individual thing. Why take sides?

        There are really 320,000,000 sides to the issue in this country alone. Think about it.

      • Spanish Inquisitor  On December 11, 2012 at 6:05 pm

        i don’t think verbalizing this point of view is evidence of bigotry.

        It is if she’s not Jewish, but is presumed to be so, and then dismissed, because her name sounds Jewish.

        What else would you call that? A mistake?

        OK, I’ll buy that when I see the apology from Brame for being mistaken.

      • Spanish Inquisitor  On December 11, 2012 at 6:18 pm

        Before the holiday was completely commercialized it was meant to celebrate the birth of the Savior,

        …and before that, the holiday was celebrated as the Solstice, the end of the short days of winter when the sun started moving towards spring. It was called Saturnalia in Roman times, and Yule in per-Christian Scandinavia, and other names throughout the world. This holiday was appropriated by Christians, who have no more claim to it than anyone else. In fact we have absolutely no idea what day Jesus was born on, if he even existed. (One would even question why we celebrate the day of his birth, when Christians are so adamant that life begins at conception, but that’s a whole ‘nother discussion). The day was taken in order to extinguish pagan celebration involving the sun. So why not a big Solstice celebration? That’s what the day was meant for.

        As you say, when it was appropriated by Christianity, it was meant to celebrate the birth of the Christian Savior. But not everyone is a Christian, are they? I don’t see why we have to either go all religious on the holiday, or embrace commercialization. Why not both? See my argument above.

      • barbara eidschun  On December 14, 2012 at 2:50 pm

        You need to take a happy pill. She is shameful!!!

      • Elaine  On December 15, 2012 at 11:59 pm

        Every person that is in the front ranks of any national television show should have enough respect and class to not ever voice their personal opinions or comments regarding someone’s race, national origin or religion. These negative comments down grade a person and that person’s personal beliefs. Television networks are in the business to tell the news, not to belittle anyone for their beliefs.
        Nancy’s (a so called Professional) comment that Religion MUCKS up a Religious “Christian” holiday is down- right ridiculous and stupid.
        She must be totally ignorant about the real history of Christmas. Christmas IS a Religious Holiday, but unfortunately it is selfish, self-centered people that have MUCKED it up. The Religious part is what started this Holiday and all the self-centered things that make people stressed out are caused by People, not Religion. Many people do not know that the name “Christmas” means Christ’s Mass. Christians started giving small gifts as a remembrance of the gifts brought to the baby Jesus, but look what people have done to the gift giving part. Santa Claus was taken from St. Nicolas, a Christian bishop that would leave small gifts to children when they left their shoes in front of their door, now he’s just a made up fat secular clown. I could go on and on pointing out how people have mucked up this holiday, but if people like Nancy Snyderman continue to believe her, leave God out of it, views, there is not much anyone can do to change her mind, but on a national television show like The Today Show, she should keep her comments to herself.

    • Janet Stewart  On December 12, 2012 at 3:43 am

      Amen!

    • Meolan Truespirit  On December 14, 2012 at 11:25 am

      I couldn’t agree more that her comments were out of line. I don’t care what religion she is, or if she is an Atheist I’m tired of the attacks. I finally had to blog about it myself.

      http://trulyspirited.wordpress.com/2012/12/14/peaceful-uninformed-atheists-on-the-offensive/

      • Elaine  On December 16, 2012 at 1:52 am

        Not sure what you mean by attacks. Do you mean Christians defending their religion? I and most other Christians are SICK of the Christian bashing.

    • Sam  On December 15, 2012 at 2:18 pm

      Her job is to inform the public about current medical information, that’s it, nothing more. Who gives a rats ass about what she thinks about anything outside of medicine. Doctors have to be smart to be Doctors and she proves Doctors can also be idiots. No respect for her or anything she says going forward because I don’t know if what she is telling me is her misaligned opinion or information based on facts. Every network has a medical professional so there is no real loss here if she hits the road.

      • Spanish Inquisitor  On December 15, 2012 at 4:46 pm

        Her job is to inform the public about current medical information, that’s it, nothing more.

        OH? And you know this how? Are you her boss? Did you hire her? You’re familiar with her job description so intimately, you must be a person in high authority over at NBC, right? VP of Personnel?

        Who gives a rats ass…

        Lots of people. Probably a higher number than you can count to.

        I don’t know if what she is telling me is her misaligned opinion…

        So. You didn’t actually watch the show? If you did you would have noticed that it consisted of three people GIVING THEIR OPINION on a number of topics. It’s a regular feature on the show.

        Joni, you really need to attract a higher class of commentators here.

  • Jenni Bass  On December 11, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    I don’t find Jewish holidays “offensive”…they simply aren’t holidays I celebrate as a Christian. CHRISTmas is a Christian holiday…doesn’t have to be celebrated by those who don’t hold to Chrisitan beliefs. Dr Snyderman and many people in our world want us to be tolerant of other religions…I would appreciate some for mine! This is the holiday when I celebrate the birth of my Saviour. She doesn’t have to agree, but she should not put down the emphasis on our reverence for the season. And by the way, thanks to Star for standing up for the holiness of this holiday!
    !

    • Elaine  On December 16, 2012 at 1:43 am

      I agree. I would not dream of belittling anyone’s Religious beliefs.
      What gets me, though, is that If you or anyone else does not want to be associated with the Christian religion, then start your own holiday and call it something else. Just don’t steal all of our Christian practices, words, songs, etc., get your own and call it something else. How about Festivas. I thank that it someone on Seinfeld called it. Very Festive, but not religious.

  • J M  On December 11, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    As a christian I would have liked to have had a chance to hear her explaination. Sometimes comments don’t tell the whole story. Maybe she is an atheist or just a non religious person. Maybe she will explain on another segment after reading these comments.

  • Joyce A. McMullen  On December 11, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    AS a life long christian, I was offended by Nancy Snyderman”s comment’s. She has the right to her opinions but on national tv she needs to be careful not to cross cross the line. Maybe it is time to replace her!!!!! Thank you to Star Jones for her faith and Belief. Jesus is the reason for the season, this is something instilled in two daughters who have carried on the belief. We were always taught religion first and Santa Claus lives in you heart.. .

    • Spanish Inquisitor  On December 11, 2012 at 6:28 pm

      <blockquote.She has the right to her opinions but on national tv she needs to be careful not tocross cross the line.

      That’s a complete contradiction. If she’s entitled to her opinions, what is it about being on national TV that takes away that right? Why isn’t she entitled to her opinions on national TV? Is she only entitled to them in the privacy of her own home, where no one hears them?

      I’m offended by Star Jones’ profession of her beliefs. I don’t think Jesus is the Reason for the season. I think the axial tilt of the earth is the reason for the season. Is it OK if I say “she crossed a line” and should be replaced?

      You people don’t really think about what you say, do you? You realize that you just put yourself in the position of being called for hypocrisy?

  • M Brame  On December 11, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Ok – expressing my views is not being a bigot! If you knew my background that would be funny… But YES – I am a Christian BUT my beliefs are very liberal. I do feel if the “religious” part of Christmas causes you stress – then you are not practicing the true meaning of Christmas (which is actually very sad). Yes, Dr. Snyderman is Jewish – I too read her bio before posting and it stated that to be true. That is great! – and I have no issues. But how can you have an opinion on something that you never practiced. I cannot comment on the Jewish faith. I would never comment on any other religious holiday, Jewish, Muslim, etc. I actually have respect for the religion and what I know about it – I find wonderful. In saying that, unless you are a Christian your comments regarding the “religious” part of it should be kept to yourself. Comment on the commercialization of the holiday – but not the Christian, spiritual, religious part of it. And believe me – I’m not anti-Semitic at all. I embrace all – because all is within me. But she (Snyderman) was completely inappropriate. And having that opinion does NOT make someone anti-Semitic. AND yes- everyone is entitled to their opinion. But in saying that – you open yourself up to other opinions as well. Therefore, you cannot deny me my opinion. I wish you luck :-) and please know – I little bit of education can be a dangerous thing. Please use it for good.

  • LadyLee  On December 11, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    You know, when I heard Snyderman say that this morning on the Today Show, I thought “Uh-oh!” She’s gonna get much backlash! Watch out for the apology later!”

    I can see how some are offended. But that’s her opinion. I don’t know if she is Jewish or not, but don’t ya’ll say anything foul about Hannukah or any Jewish holidays. That would also be an issue.

    My point is everyone is gonna have a different view of things. Media thrives on CONFLICT. And that’s what we have here… conficting opinions. We can see the furor here even in the comment section.

    I think everyone likes or dislikes the holidays for their own special reasons. I was living in a rooming house years ago, and the Jewish landlord would put up a Christmas tree, decorate, do gifts… the whole nine. Confused me something terrible, but she said she simply enjoyed the season, and wanted to participate. And I accepted that.

    Myself, I hate the whole commercialization of it all because of how I grew up (so much competition in the family about who could buy the best gifts, etc). Anything I give is preferably handmade or something someone really needs. That’s just my practice. I am sure I would get dissed for feeling that way, but as you can see, offense will come no matter what your beliefs and traditions are.

    Everyone is entitled to their opinions and their way of celebrating, whether we deem them acceptable or not.

  • Hiviewer  On December 11, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    I also was offended by Dr. Snyderman’s comment, and I’ve always really liked her! If she is Jewish, then don’t see how she can weigh in on discussion of Christmas. But if she’s a Christian, then she needs to do some deep soul-searching to get back to the reason for the season.

  • gogowend666  On December 11, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Awesome, it’s about time someone took a stance against what fake religious holiday Xmas…way to go Dr Nancy!! I cheered when she said this, especially when I saw the look on that phoney Star Jones face. Xmas is a mass consumerist nightmare, an excuse to get drunk, eat too much…own it!! Jeezers would have hated it.

    • Stephanie  On December 12, 2012 at 1:15 am

      It didn’t start out that way. It’s when non-religious people decide to participate and take the religion out if it that it becomes fake. If your are truly religious it is a beautiful time of year. If you aren’t you shouldn’t be celebrating anyway!

      • gogowend666  On December 12, 2012 at 7:16 pm

        It’s an ancient Roman Holiday hi-jacked by Christains…Jeezers was apparently really born on April 17th. Xmas is a PAGAN holiday….very fitting as it is now mostly celebrated by getting drunk & consuming way too much of everything. It’s disgusting holiday and true christain should be offended by what it has become. As an atheist, I think it’s all a waste of time, & choose to ignore it.

  • barbara fuson  On December 11, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    JESUS is the reason we celebrate his birthday GOD gave us his son JESUS.
    we don’t appreciate ATHIESTS comments about our christian beliefs because they don’t know what they are talking about if they don’t know JESUS as their personal savior who promises us eternal life.
    Take her off the show.

  • Gordeen Skolfield  On December 12, 2012 at 12:27 am

    I was offended by Dr. Snyderman’s comment and I don’t care what faith she follows. If there is no “religious part” to Christmas there is no reason to celebrate Christmas. Go back to celebrating Solstice. Light a fire and forget the rest. I am very tired of discounting the “Christ” in Christmas.

  • A Christian  On December 12, 2012 at 12:33 am

    Recently a woman was fired from her job because she was disrespectful of the “quiet zone” at a military cemetery. She made a foolish error in judgement. I think that Snyderman was extremely disrespectful of the views of Christians and Christmas, especially since her views were probably not expressed in error. Perhaps we need two holidays–one representing what Christians view Christmas as and what others consider it. I frankly think Snyderman is a bit arrogant.

  • Tom Skolfield  On December 12, 2012 at 12:42 am

    If someone said they did not like the “religious part” of Hanukkah, would that comment be offensive? Without the “religious part” is there a reason to celebrate Hanukkah?

  • Gayle anderson  On December 12, 2012 at 12:42 am

    Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, sweetest name I know! Happy birthday Jesus!

    • gogowend666  On December 12, 2012 at 7:17 pm

      his birthday is April 17th…fool!

  • John Kiesel  On December 12, 2012 at 1:02 am

    Please take Dr Snyderman off the air … I’ll bet she is not even aware of how offensive her idiotic comment was

  • Stephanie  On December 12, 2012 at 1:10 am

    The only stress during Christmas comes from the commercialism NOT RELIGION!!!! It is such a ridiculous comment. If there wasn’t religion there would be no holiday!!!

  • dorine  On December 12, 2012 at 1:29 am

    I like to think her comment was made in ignorance…the whole purpose of CHRISTmas is to honor Christs birthday…all the commercialism has just come about as a way to make lots of money..to true christians we celebrate Jesus Christs Birthday and if you take that away from christmas there is none….

  • Jill  On December 12, 2012 at 1:46 am

    I usually agree with Nancy on most topics….she is progressive, professional and smart. But I have to say I was taken back by her comment. There are many old, beautiful religions that celebrate this holiday season that represent diverse faiths. For her to infer that religion is the problem with this season was surprising and made me think less of her. Traditions, family, and certainly religion were the original reason for these holidays. And these are values that should remind people how to be good to one another. Nancy’s comments were shallow and unfortunate.

  • Ruth Green  On December 12, 2012 at 2:32 am

    Wow… Just lost a lot of respect for Nancy snyderman! She doesn’t hold back about her cold heart when it comes to the son of God does she…Stress is caused by commercialism and spending and over scheduling your time. Reflecting on the Christmas story and singing beautiful carols brings joy, hope, and love which is what CHRISTmas is all about!

  • Martha  On December 12, 2012 at 2:59 am

    I was very disappointed in Dr Snydermans comment this morning. I have always
    Liked he comments before but she was way off base this morning. JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON.

  • Linda  On December 12, 2012 at 3:32 am

    I want to know how to let the Today show know that I will not watch their show anymore…..her comment was so offensive that the show deserves to be boycotted!

  • HELEN ELLIOTT  On December 12, 2012 at 4:11 am

    Today show is struggling for ratings. Would not be interesting if the “professionals” all agreed. Look how we are talking about it!. I wouldn’t doubt if the whole thing is scripted. My husband was so offended, he recorded it for me to see tonight. I can’t fire Snyderman, so I have fired NBC> Last straw. Jesus is the ONLY reason for Christmas.

  • Linda  On December 12, 2012 at 4:55 am

    Dr. Snyderman showed disrespect for beliefs of others when she made that comment in such a flippant and dismissive way. It will be very hard for me to watch another episode of The today show Professionals..

  • Patty  On December 12, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    So unprofessional of Dr Snyderman to make this remark. Your segment of “ask the professionals” is very unprofessional. Snydermans remark was so disrespectful to everyone. As a Doctor has she not more meaningful things to do with her life? I do not wish to watch her or this segment ever again.

    • John Kiesel  On December 13, 2012 at 3:24 am

      It’s not really what she said as much as how she said it … No more Today show anymore … Gimme Morning Joe and Squawk Box … I can’t think of her name right now but there is this young Indian MD who is top notch and NBC can probably get her for less $’s than Dr Snyderman … and now back to the 121212Concert

  • S.A. Yoder  On December 12, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    I too was incredibly offended by Dr. Nancy’s comments regarding the religious part of Christmas. So offended I actually e-mailed NBC and told them I would not be watching the Today Show anymore unless they removed her! If we want to see change, we have to affect their bottom line! Tell NBC we do not approve!

  • Spanish Inquisitor  On December 12, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Clearly I’m in the minority here, Joni. ;)

    I gotta say that you have some very thin-skinned readers, though. To take offense because someone is “not religious” and enjoys Christmas a different way than them, to the point of emailing or writing NBC to have her removed from the show, is downright silly.

    I take serious offense at things people say on TV all the time. But I use their different opinions to challenge myself, and my own thinking on whatever they offend me on. Have you ever watched Pat Robertson on the 700 Club? He is a freaking idiot, but do I write to CBN and ask them to shut down his show? No, I just don’t watch. Most of the time. But I do tune in once in awhile to see what he’s saying.

    I’m amazed at how much Christians seem “persecuted’ simply because people don’t agree with them. Religious belief is personal, and someone else can have a completely opposite personal opinion about religion, (like me) yet the so-called Christians who have commented on this post are aghast that someone doesn’t believe the same thing they believe. I frankly don’t understand that. You’d think you were still being thrown to the lions. That’s persecution. Someone disagreeing with you is not.

    You people really need to get out more, and stop thinking your religion is the be all and end all of everything.

    • musesofamom  On December 12, 2012 at 4:30 pm

      Spanish, welcome to my world I am the minoriity everyday :) I objected to what Dr. Nancy said yesterday and I do think she should apologize, but I don’t think she should be fired. I think people can make the decision whether they want to continue to was the Today Show. They used to be Number 1 and now they are Number 2 and if they let this kind of statement go unchecked they might be Number 3. It is interesting that some religions are taboo when it comes to insults, but sadly Christianity is not one of them.

      • Bill  On December 12, 2012 at 10:39 pm

        EM and SI it must be the season. Here I find myself agreeing, at least in part with both of you. While I totally disagree with Dr. Snyderman’s comment about Christmas I support her right to state it. I always embrace the opportunity for the far left to expose their views. Please, never remove them. As they say, sunlight is the best disinfectant. They are one of the most effective tools that traditionalist have in the culture war battle.

      • Spanish Inquisitor  On December 12, 2012 at 11:16 pm

        One man’s insult is another man’s thoughtful criticism.

        I can’t speak for others, but there is NO religion exempt from criticism as far as I’m concerned. Christianity gets a disproportionate amount of it in this country, because it’s Christianity that is the most prevalent and dominant religion in this country. You don’t see legislators enacting a resolution proclaiming the Year of the Koran (as they proclaimed the Year of the Bible here in PA this year).

        I’m just as critical of other religions. In fact, page for page, I think the Koran is a far more dangerous and hateful bit of scripture than the Bible. But the Koran doesn’t really affect me like it affects all those poor slobs in Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Iran, etc. They can’t get away from it. They don’t have separation of Church and State. Their government is intertwined with their religion.

        And by the way, you may be a minority, but you get far more respect than Atheists do. ;)

    • gogowend666  On December 12, 2012 at 7:22 pm

      Mr Spanish Inquisistion….I agree 100%.
      The Professionals segement of the show is all about them giving their opinions…she dared give hers, so what…and that all it is HER OPINION!
      You have the right to free speech in the USA, as long as it is the same as the loony christain masses. Gawd forbid, that anyone should voice an opnion, even laughingly, that offends your BELIEF (I cap that, as it is only a belief, you have no proof).
      I’m tired of us treading lightly around your feelings, religious people never tread lightly around atheist feelings. STAND UP & BE PROUD OF YOUR STATEMENT DR. NANCY!

  • David  On December 12, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    “Jesus is the reason for the season.” As a Christian, I would go further and say that Jesus is the reason for……EVERYTHING! The early Christian church believed that Jesus was born on December 25th. It also happened to coincide with pagan worship surrounding the winter solstice, and honoring the birth of Christ on that day provided a shift in the Church’s efforts in reaching the lost.

    Debating whether or not Jesus was born on December 25th misses the point. The early church also celebrated the date of his conception, which is marked by the vernal equinox, or the beginning of spring.

    The celebration of Chrismas has indeed become uber-commercialized, and that is an incredible shame (although retailers aren’t crying much!). Ultimately the day should be a solemn remembrance by sincere Christians everywhere that God gave His Son to die in our place…so that we can become reconciled to Him. In other words it’s the beginning of the Gospel message as stated in John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, so that whosoever believes in Him shall never perish but have eternal life.”

    A child who was born to die…..a baby born into the world for the sole purpose of dying for the sins of others. That is an incredibly offensive message to those who don’t believe in God, or don’t believe in sin, or believe they can somehow get right with God in some other way other than through a sincere, heartfelt relationship with Jesus Christ.

    If you’re Jewish, celebrate Hannakuh and may God be with you. If you’re Muslim, celebrate Kwanzaa or whatever else makes you happy. If you’re atheist, celebrate “self” or nothing at all. As a Christian, I can’t control what people choose to celebrate, nor would I ever try. I also can’t control if people want to remove Christ from Christmas, replace it with an X, prefer to say Happy Holidays as to not offend, or reject the season completely.

    All I can control is me and my house. “But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15

    Merry Christmas!

  • gogowend666  On December 12, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    WHAT A BUNCH OF LOONIES!!!

    • musesofamom  On December 12, 2012 at 7:55 pm

      Gogowend, let’s just have a discussion. I do not call people names even if i disagree with them. Spanish has been reading the blog for years and though we often disagree we always do it respectfully. So we are not a bunch of loonies we are people who disagree with you.
      Ebony Mom Politics

  • nrsrorry  On December 12, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    When Nancy said religion is what mucks up CHRISTmas she lost all respect. What does she think CHRISTmas is all about??? Teaching kids to be greedy? Going into debt for the next 3 months? As someone previously mentioned I think she should be removed from participating in the Today Show Proffesional segment.

    • Spanish Inquisitor  On December 12, 2012 at 11:22 pm

      Christmas, like life, is what YOU make of it. I’m really getting tired of people trying to tell me what Christmas is. It’s whatever I say it is in my home, And it’s really no one’s business. If I want to pig out on turkey and buy gifts for everyone, and then watch football all day, I’ll do it, and you all don’t get to disapprove, and more than I get to disapprove of pious hypocrites who never go to church except on Christmas, while strutting their best holiday finery. If that’s the way they want to celebrate it, it’s none of my business.

  • Mikesr.  On December 12, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Dr. Nancy is supposed to be brilliant. But she used poor judgement with her “religion mucks up the Holiday comment”. If she feels this way, why offend many Christians with a comment that trivializes one of the most important Christian Holidays. Why would she want to insult a large segment of her audience. I believe people like her in the spotlight become so enamored with who they are they believe they can say whatever they want without consequences. She may now be sorry for that flip remark and her laughter at Star Jones objection. Sure Christmas to a Jew is different than to a Christian, but to insult on the air just isn’t very smart..

  • kacola  On December 13, 2012 at 12:30 am

    Wow….how disappointing! I have always been a fan of Dr. Snyderman. Her lack of respect for the Christian faith however is shocking. I don’t care what your background is, your faith, belief system, etc. respect others, period. You just lost a viewer.

  • Tresha  On December 13, 2012 at 3:47 am

    Seems all her acquired knowledge doesn’t mean she has any “common sense”. There would be no Christmas without Christ…..duh! You could call it winter blah blah or any other name but Christmas is a “religious” holiday and if that mucks it up for her well bah humbug to her! What an idiot. My opinion and I won’t be watching Mrs. Snyderman again because a physician without common sense shouldn’t be a physician at all and I certainly can’t value her opinion on anything.

    • Spanish Inquisitor  On December 13, 2012 at 6:40 pm

      There would be no Christmas without Christ…..duh!

      Actually, there probably would be, but it would have a different name…duh! Christmas was always a holiday, long before Christ entered human consciousness.

      • Sesquhanna  On December 13, 2012 at 11:40 pm

        Span…I know you spend a LOT of time on the computer, but you need to check your facts. That is the dumbest comment you have made so far.

      • Spanish Inquisitor  On December 14, 2012 at 1:53 am

        Ok. I’ll bite. What was so dumb about It? Pease enlighten me. I want to be smart. Like you.

  • Hussein  On December 13, 2012 at 6:07 am

    NBC is trash. They will do and say anything to sew discord.

  • Mike McQuade  On December 13, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    I am really sick of the today show.. who are these people to cram their political and religious view down the throats of all their viewers.. I am offended by a comment to take the religious aspect away from Christmas.. This holiday is the celebration of Jesus Birth, not gift giving and commercial money making ideas.. I think the today show has been out of whack for sometime.. Matt seems to make a pass at every women on the show, I think the professional segment should be dumped. you could take 3 people off the street and ask the same questions to them and get better answers.. They could also dump the Hoda and cathy lee segment. all they do is laugh like school girls and drink like a couple of bar flies and repeat every thing that went on with the show before them. there is nothing original.. im sick of it

  • Joe  On December 14, 2012 at 12:35 am

    Spanish Inquisitor is a clever anti-Christian bigot coming to the defense of his anti-Christian bigot sister, Nancy Snyderman. First her tries to distort Ms. Snyderman’s Jewish background. That has everything to do with the discussion. Ms. Snyderman learned her anti-Christian bigotry from her Synagogoue. Being anti-Jesus is part of the modern Talmudic Jewish religion. Even saying or even speaking the name of Jesus is offensive according to the Rabbis. Rabbis are taught to spit when they hear the name of Jesus. Ms. Snyderman simply slipped when she stated publically what she believed privately about Jesus and Christians in general. Ms. Jones simply stated in public what all Christians believe about Jesus and Christmas. There is an American myth perpetuated by the media that all Americans basically believe the same on religious matters. This incident simply exposed the tip of this ugly iceberg. Christians worship God and his divine son Jesus along with the Holy Spirit. Modern Talmudic Jews hate and reject Jesus as the son of God. Simple reality.

    • Spanish Inquisitor  On December 14, 2012 at 2:09 am

      Any evidence to support that Joe? Something that proves she’s Jewish? And not just Jewish, but a “Talmudic Jew”? Seriously. I looked; couldn’t find anything.

      The rest of your screed sounds suspiciously …ummm…fictitious. I’m surprised you didn’t pull a little Blood libel out of your ass. Anti-Semites pull that out quite a bit.

      And you call ME a bigot?

  • Joe  On December 14, 2012 at 12:45 am

    One more comment on Spanish Inquisitors: “Christmas was always a holiday, long before Christ entered human consciousness.”

    Here our anti-Christian bigot slips from reality into an imaginary world. Now the Christmas holiday has nothing to do with Jesus. It sounds like Inquisitor, like Ms. Snyderman, is on a mission to destroy any mention of Jesus during the Christmas holiday. Next will be the attack on Easter Sunday (new Passover) having nothing to do with celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus. There is clearly a hidden agenda here and we are seeing only the tip of an ugly anti-Christian iceberg that exists in the Jewish dominated media.

    • Spanish Inquisitor  On December 14, 2012 at 2:15 am

      Oh, get over yourself, Joe. A modicum of research would show you the pre-Christian antecedents of the holiday. Nobody is trying to destroy “any mention of” your precious invisible friend. No agenda, no contract. Just a simple acceptance of historical fact.

      Do you think there are monsters under you bed, too?

  • True Believer in Christ .  On December 14, 2012 at 4:43 am

    Christmas is the birth of our Christ. You don’t like the religious part of it, then find another Holiday in December for yourself and celebrate it!!! Don’t change it or give it another meaning… Leave Christmas and Easter for us!!!
    You don’t see any Christians trying to define Hanukah or Yam Kippur, Ramadan or any other Holidays…. We let those who celebrate, do it without asking them to take the religious part of it….
    You have any problem with that, just keep your mouth shut… Better for you and all of us!!!
    Amen!!!

  • True Believer in Christ .  On December 14, 2012 at 4:46 am

    Anyone who’s gonna try to correct my misspelling for Yom Kippur, don’t bother! :-)

  • BEA beck  On December 14, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Without Jesus Christ there would be no Christmas Madame..Mass: a celebration…Christ: of the Messiah leaving His heavenly splendor and becoming flesh so we mere humans could identify with a Holy God.
    Rather then Christ ‘mucking it up’..He redeemed us.

  • sick of the main three  On December 14, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    I also was offended by her, but I think this is because of the “war” on religion and not just her comment specifically. . This is America, we all have a right to our opinion, including her. But it does seem the ap and major networks go out of their way to somehow diminish christian beliefs. I for one can no longer watch nbc. It just does not follow along with my beliefs. I am so disappointed in the three major channels lately. Picking and choosing which stories to report. I guess this just goes along with all of that. I pride myself on being an independent, but just cannot seem to get the whole story from nbc, abc or cbs.
    It’s really too bad.

  • Follower of Jesus Christ  On December 15, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Thank you, Star Jones for speaking up for Jesus as the Reason for the Season. I was greatly offended by Ms. Snyderman’s comments.

  • Jeff Schardt  On December 17, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Nancy Synderman does not understand the history of the world. As a professional, she should aplolgize to the audience of TODAY. I am a lifelong viewer, who is seriously thinking of switching to the competiton

  • judee  On December 17, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Doesnt she ever spell CHRISTmas? It is ALL about Christ…..or rather it used to be and still should be.

  • judee  On December 17, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Done with “Today”

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