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Christmas Day not just for family get-togethers

Find fun when most businesses are closed

3:46 PM, Dec. 17, 2012
Travis O'Neel pulls his son, Tristan, 4, along Upper Wildwood Pond after sledding on the hill at the park. Christmas Day could be a good opportunity to take the family to a local sledding hill.
Travis O'Neel pulls his son, Tristan, 4, along Upper Wildwood Pond after sledding on the hill at the park. Christmas Day could be a good opportunity to take the family to a local sledding hill.
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Christmas often is regarded as a special, magical time of year, conjuring images of families gathered around a tree full of presents next to a roaring fire.

But for millions of Americans, the holiday holds no religious value outside of what society associates it with.

"Christmas isn't seen as a religious holiday, it's more of a secular (one) where people can get together and enjoy each other's company," said Roy Speckhardt, the executive director of the American Humanist Association. "When you think about what happens at Christmas, there isn't a lot of religious activity, families getting ...

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