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Talk About Town: Is There A War on Christmas?

The annual War on Christmas discussion is heating up, and we want to hear what you think.

Talk About Town: Is There A War on Christmas?

Every December, the holiday decorations go up around White Lake and Highland with fun light displays on houses, and lit up trees in the downtowns.

This month in Michigan, a Warren man won his court battle to be able to put up a nativity scene on Mound Road. According to Fox 2, it was something his family had done since the 1940s, until being stopped by Macomb County officials in 2008.

The scene will be up by Dec. 15.

These manger scene legal scuffles are some of the latest battles in what many—headed up by national TV station Fox News—have dubbed the "War on Christmas." From the use of Happy Holidays over Merry Christmas, to the end of Christmas trees and manger scenes in many municipalities, some argue that the nation is choosing political correctness over "the reason for the season."

But some cities celebrate the Christian holiday publicly without complaint. Dexter has a nativity scene, as well as Birmingham and Troy, which are set up by area churches. Plymouth has a scene in its downtown every year, but also has a Menorah. Farmington has bypassed one holiday display in favor of a "unity candle." Both White Lake and Highland have tree lighting ceremonies each year and the Christmas tree remains on display throughout December.

Recently a woman in White Lake has been standing at the intersection of M-59 and Elizabeth Lake Road holding signs with various sayings including, "Jesus is the greatest gift on Christmas."

So White Lake and Highland, Patch wants to know: What do you think of local cities and businesses displaying nativity scenes? Do you think there's a War on Christmas?

Tell us in comments.

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