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12/15/10: America's Christmas Present

Image by Benson Kua/Creative Commons via flickr
Image by Benson Kua/Creative Commons via flickr

By Jennifer Napier-Pearce

Salt Lake City, Utah – From Black Friday frenzy right on through December 25th, Christmas has become America's most over-the-top celebration. Washington Post reporter Hank Stuever profiles how the nation observes the holiday through the lives of three Texas families: an intense interior decorator who decks others' halls; a young couple whose light display creates traffic jams; and a devout churchgoer who hopes for a bit of solace in the season. On Wednesday, Stuever joins us to talk about his quest to understand the spectacle, anxiety and hope surrounding modern Christmas.

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