How to Be Oh-So-Sensitive to Jews at Christmas If you watch White Christmas , be considerate: also watch Munich By Harry Kimball, Newser Staff Posted Dec 14, 2009 4:37 PM CST 17 comments Comments A little interfaith sensitivity will help you avoid faux pas around Christmastime. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – "Just because anyone with half a brain celebrates Christmas," Paul Rudnick writes in that bastion of traditional Christianity, the New Yorker, that's no reason to alienate your yarmulke-wearing friends. Some tips: Calling Jesus "Our Savior" might seem gauche. Just call him "the Jew that got away." Gifting for a mixed couple made easy: The Christian wife gets a candle, the Jewish husband "a lovely framed portrait of his parents, rending their clothes and sobbing." Take interest in Jewish holiday tradition. Sample question: “Does your family sing ‘Silent Night’ in Hebrew?" Sidewalk Santas could upset your Jewish friend, so "say something comforting, like 'Jesus barely knew him.'" "On Christmas Eve, why not remind Jewish children to leave out milk and cookies for Mayor Bloomberg?" Hanukkah should not be referred to with pejoratives like "their Christmas" or the "Goldberg variation." For more "helpful" tips, click here.