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Christmas carol controversy

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Every year there's a certain amount of moaning about losing the meaning of Christmas. The Bishop of Croydon, the Rt Rev Nick Baines, is making a religious point that most popular carols and nativity plays are becoming stripped of some of their Christian significance. But Madeleine Bunting of The Guardian argues that we shouldn't be overly concerned.

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