When I go with my partner to midnight Mass, I am glad I know the words to the songs. I look around and am not surprised to see a fairly large number of other Jews from the neighborhood, also joining in singing the songs with the choir. It is Christmas. It is a time to celebrate peace and joy and goodwill towards all. We can all share those hopes.
Perhaps now, with the economy in its current state of uncertainty, people are being forced to redefine the meaning of Christmas and how it will be honored. Unfortunately, it seems the Grinch mentality (which is founded in the fear of "not enough") still pops its little green head up at this time every year.