I agree, Mr. Sonnen, this is just inane. "Joy is full of hope" is a warm, fuzzy, meaningless platitude. It's disturbing, the lengthssome folks will go to in order not to use the word 'Christmas'.Who besides a censorious, prissy PC apparatchik would come up with something so blandly stupid as 'trees of hope'? Laughable anddumb, indeed.
But in Piaza San Pieto you can find one... So...?
To be fair, we Christianized the pagan concept that became the Christmas tree. You can't exactly blame them for stealing it.
I am sick to death of our PC culture! People need to take responsibility for their own reactions. If I'm offended by someone else's display of their beliefs, maybe I should examine why that is?