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Rhode Island Holiday Tree

Rhode Island Governor Will Just Call It A 'Christmas Tree' After Ridiculous 'Holiday Tree' Criticism

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.02.2013 | Politics

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (I) decided Monday that he will officially refer to the 17-foot-tall Colorado blue spruce in the statehouse as a "Chr...

Musings On The 'Holiday Tree'

Brian Levin | Posted 02.12.2013 | Religion
Brian Levin

It is one thing to wish someone a "happy holidays" in reference to the multitude of secular and religious winter holidays. It is quite another to declare that an evergreen tree is a universal holiday symbol.

Governor Does Shotgun Tree Lighting To Avoid Protests

AP | DAVID KLEPPER | Posted 11.29.2012 | Religion

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (CHAY'-fee) gave the public 30 minutes' notice for this year's tree lighting ceremony at the Stat...

Rhode Island To Leave 'Christmas' Out Of Tree Ceremony -- Again

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2013 | Religion

By Jason McLure Nov 27 (Reuters) - Rhode Island will go ahead with plans to hold a "holiday tree" lighting ceremony in the state capit...

'Holiday' Tree Sparks Christmas Controversy

AP | DAVID KLEPPER | Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Carolers singing "O Christmas Tree" crashed Rhode Island's Statehouse tree lighting on Tuesday after Gov. Lincoln Chafee unwr...

Governor Defends Statehouse 'Holiday Tree'

AP | DAVID KLEPPER | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The governor said Tuesday that lawmakers upset with his decision to call the blue spruce erected in the Statehouse a holiday ...