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Sorry, Santa: A Chinese City Has Just Banned All Things Christmas

No public Christmas displays. No celebrations. No holiday socks or Santa costumes sold by vendors. What's behind this seemingly Grinch-like stance?
People dressed as Santa Claus compete in a run to mark Christmas at Xiannu Mountain in Chongqing, China. Even though only about 5 percent of the population is Christian, many people celebrate during the holiday. Source: VCG via Getty Images

Santa Claus is no longer welcome in a Chinese city where local authorities this year banned all things Christmas.

The grinch is the municipal management of Langfang, a city of four million southeast of Beijing. According to a notice issued by local officials, public Christmas displays

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