Religion: The Christ Doll & All

Religious groups throughout the U.S. report some success with their continued campaign to "put Christ back into Christmas." Manufacturers are only too glad to help, but the results can be odd. Some of the items offered for sale:

¶ Christ child doll—an unbreakable, washable, 9-in. model of the Christ child, packaged in a straw and satin crib with a picture of the Bethlehem manger and appropriate Biblical texts in either King James or Douay versions. Price: $8.00. A "de luxe model with beautiful cathedral background" costs $12.00. The Christ child doll has not...

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