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Sanity restored: Philadelphia puts ‘Christmas’ back in the village

Sanity restored: Philadelphia puts ‘Christmas’ back in the village
By Daniel Rubin
INQUIRER COLUMNIST
I'd like to thank Mayor Nutter for saving Christmas.
Wednesday afternoon he announced that the city had over-reacted in changing the name of the traditional German Christmas Village on Dilworth Plaza to simply "Holiday Village."
"Christmas Village" it will be once again.
And here I had been ready to bury the decision.
Why not? Pulling the word "Christmas" off the sign over the village gate seemed ridiculous Tuesday afternoon when I walked around that dollop of Deutchland outside City Hall, sampling the hot nuts and sizzling bratwursts, and oggling the tiny elves and fat Santas.
After three years of trying, they'd finally built a pretty good Christmas market in Center City. Then they tried to paper over what it really was.

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