Just over half of Americans view Christmas as a religious holiday, according to a Pew Research poll conducted a year ago. To them, President Obama’s remarks at the 92nd annual lighting of the national Christmas tree appropriately focused on Christ’s command to “love one another as I have loved you.”

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The Daily Signal interviewed some of those attending the lighting ceremony Dec. 4 to get their take on the president’s holiday message — and to find out what Christmas means to them. The videos above and below are the results.

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  • Alex Anderson contributed to this report.