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During the past several years, and with great effectiveness, we have observed a consistent and relentless move to culturally pressure merchants, businessmen and individuals to remove the words "Merry Christmas" from their advertising, decorations and promotional materials. Just (3) ____ half of those questioned thought Christmas was a religious celebration, while 32 per cent said it was, "more (4) ____ a cultural holiday".

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Publisher: Child's World (August 1, 2013)

ISBN: 1623235049

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