Christmas is shared and celebrated by all Malaysians, as in all other festivals.
Huge, beautifully decorated Christmas trees in sprawling shopping malls can be representative of a healthy economy.
It provides the ambience for a jolly yuletide, a season to be merry.
After all, such a display emphasises the position of a minority, thriving and confident of their existence and right to express.
In the smaller stores, modest Christmas trees and decorations are displayed.
It reminds others of the nation's multi-religious co-existence.
And of course, the different celebrations have privileged many Malaysians to share and understand the finer points of the faiths each had embraced and held on to steadfastly.
The Christmas trees, as are other symbols marking celebrations of different faiths, do not shout their presence.
They stand as an affirmation of adherence to tradition. More than that, they are invitations to merriment and the sharing of bounty.
'Tis indeed a season to be merry.
The Mole wishes all Selamat Hari Natal, more widely known as Merry Christmas!