The annual battle over Christmas and the separation of Church and State is on. In Philadelphia, the city's Managing Director ordered the word "Christmas" removed from sign at the entrance to the "German Christmas Village" at City Hall. The Mayor then countermanded him, and directed that "Christmas" be put back. See here. (For one response, see here.) What to say?
For my own preliminary take on the perennial Christmas wars, in which I argue that the issues involved are serious and legitimately difficult, but also possibly insoluble, see here.
In any event, Happy Hannukah.
Also posted on lawreligionethics.net.