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RITUAL OF CHRISTMAS NEEDS TO BE RE-INVENTED

by Maura Hanrahan

Should I decorate my dining room light fixtures with green boughs and coloured glass bulbs? Should I buy Santa Claus earrings or socks featuring candy cane images? Do I need Christmas-themed towels in my bathroom? How about poinsettia stemware? If you answered yes to any of these questions, ask yourself "what passes for normal in this time and place –Christmas in Canada?"…
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