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What's in a Name? Christmas vs. Holiday Tree

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What's in a Name? Christmas vs. Holiday Tree

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What's in a Name? Christmas vs. Holiday Tree

What's in a Name? Christmas vs. Holiday Tree

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Since the 1990s during this time of year, the decorated tree that sits on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol building has been called "Capitol Holiday Tree." But House Speaker Dennis Hastert wants to return Christmas to the Capitol tree, recommending that it be renamed the "Capitol Christmas Tree." How does the use of "Christmas" and "holiday" affect various communities?

Guest:

Petula Dvorak, Washington Post Metro reporter covering Capital Tree renaming