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Cranston's Christmas Tree Lighting Set for Monday

The trees in front of City Hall will shine brightly for the holiday season once again, and yes, the city is calling it a Christmas tree.

With the flip of a switch, the grounds in front of Cranston City Hall will glow Monday night. 

It's the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony, and yes, the city is referring to it as a Christmas tree.

The event starts at 6 p.m. with music from the BASICS Glee Club and Ensemble.

The tree (trees, actually) will be lit at 6:30 p.m. Moments later, Santa will arrive to help usher in the holiday cheer.

On Facebook, Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung said "yes, I did say Christmas!!"

Fung's proclamation is music to the ears of many residents who are frustrated at what they feel is a creeping political correctness that has compelled other government officials to avoid using the word Christmas and refer to lighting ceremonies and decorations as "holiday" events rather than "Christmas" events.

"And this is why we love our Mayor Fung," said Angie Mederios Salvato. "Not afraid to say that word Christmas."

James Demers SR December 21, 2012 at 06:34 PM
RIGHT WE HAVE TO PRESS 1 FOR ENGLISH AND CATER TO THOSE WHO DONT KNOW IT OUR CHILDREN HAVE TO GO TO SCHOOL LONGER IN JUNE BECAUSE OF DAYS MISSED FOR HOLIDAYS SUCH AS RASHASHANA(I KNOW ITS SPELLED WRONG)LOL BUT YET CHRISTMAS IS SO HORRIBLE GET OVER IT AND LET US CELEBRATE OUR HOLIDAY OUR WAY AS WE LET YOU CELEBRATE YOURS YOUR WAY THANK YOU AND MEEEERRRYYYYY CHHHRRRIIISSTTTTMMAAASSSSSSS
James Demers SR December 21, 2012 at 06:40 PM
OH GET OFF IT JOHN SERIOUSLY WE ARE OVER PEOPLE LIKE YOU MOVE OUT OF THE 1 NATION UNDER GOD INDIVISIBLE IF YOU DONT BELIEVE IN ITS VALUES ORJUST CANT ACCEPT THAT OTHERS DO ...BET YOU HAVE NEVER SERVED YOUR COUNTRY EITHER RIGHT?
James Demers SR December 21, 2012 at 06:42 PM
GOOO JOE THE PLUMBER GOOD JOB
James Demers SR December 21, 2012 at 06:48 PM
MEEEERRRRRYYYYYYY CHHHRRIIIISSTTTMAAAASSSSS EEEVVVVEERRRYYY OOOONNNEEEEE IF YOU DONT BELIEVE IN CHRISTMAS DONT TAKE THAT FREE PAID DAY OFF SO EASILY AND WORK IT SO THAT THE PEOPLE THAT DO BELIEVE CAN STAY HOME WITH YOUR FAMILIES...YOU PEOPLE DONT MIND CHRISTMAS THEN DO YA
James Demers SR December 21, 2012 at 06:51 PM
I AGREE SMALL CHANGE GOV. CHAFFEE AND JOHN LOVE THAT PAID TIME OFF ON CHRISTMAS DONT THEY MEANWHILE MY DAD AT AGE 63 HAS TO WORK IT CUZ THESE PEOPLE DONT STEP UP THEN ONLY WHEN THEY TRY TO GET ATTENTION BY DOOGING OUR TRADITION

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