The Halo Effect of Christmas

The Winnipeg Sun

During the Christmas and the Hanukkah seasons, religion is more visible than any other time of the year. Despite the secular pull, most Canadians happily join the celebrations that come in December. 

Churches are not just places of worship but were also critical economic catalysts for the local community. The Halo Calculator shows that in Winnipeg alone, religious groups bring $1.5 billion worth of economic value to their city.